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STORMCHASER: House Health Committees Advance GOP’s ACA Repeal/Replace Bill

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House Health Committees Advance GOP’s ACA Repeal/Replace Bill

While in Washington last week participating in the ECFC conference, I attended the House Ways & Means mark-up into the early morning Thursday and the Energy & Commerce mark-up Thursday afternoon. The Committees advanced their respective pieces of Fiscal Year 2017 budget reconciliation legislation, which repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

There is much uncertainty on the path forward, we will be watching developments and I will be back in Washington in April.


-Lisa Allen, VP Regulatory Affairs


StormChaser: Healthcare Coverage on Your Taxes Now Optional!

Posted on Posted in IRS Reporting

Regulatory StormChaser

Subject:  Individual Tax Returns

Healthcare coverage on your taxes? Now optional!

The health law’s individual mandate requires everyone to either maintain qualifying health coverage or pay a tax penalty, known as a “shared responsibility payment.” The IRS was set to require filers to indicate whether they had maintained coverage in 2016 or paid the penalty by filling out line 61 on their form 1040s. Alternatively, they could claim exemption11 from the mandate by filing a form 8965.


Lisa Allen of Relph Benefit Advisors Appointed to IRS IRPAC Committee

Posted on Posted in Alerts, IRS Reporting

Lisa Allen, Vice President of Regulatory Compliance, Relph Benefit AdvisorsLisa Allen, CHRS, CFC, CAS VP Regulatory Affairs is one of only seven from across the nation, newly appointed as members to serve a three-year term on the IRS Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC).

IRPAC, which meets regularly in Washington, is a federal advisory committee that advises the IRS on various tax administration and reporting. IRPAC members present their annual report to the IRS Commissioner at a public meeting each October.


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