Richard Stover, FSA, MAAA

About Richard Stover, FSA, MAAA

Richard Stover is a Principal and Consulting Actuary in the Knowledge Resource Center of Conduent HR Services. He consults on compliance issues for active and retiree health and welfare benefits, with a focus on strategy, design and administration.

IRS Releases Final 2017 ACA Reporting Forms

Volume 40 | Issue 123

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The IRS has issued final forms and instructions for 2017 ACA reporting. Employers must furnish Forms 1095-B or

By |Oct 12, 2017|FYI, Health, US|

IRS Announces Updated PCORI Fee Amount

Volume 40 | Issue 119
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The IRS has announced that the amount used to calculate the PCORI fee for plan years that end on

By |Oct 10, 2017|FYI, Health, US|
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    October 14, 2017 Deadline for Medicare Part D Creditable/Non-Creditable Coverage Notices Nears

October 14, 2017 Deadline for Medicare Part D Creditable/Non-Creditable Coverage Notices Nears

Volume 40 | Issue 106
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Plan sponsors that offer prescription drug coverage must provide notices of creditable or non-creditable coverage to Medicare-eligible individuals

By |Aug 31, 2017|FYI, Health, US|
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    Health FSA Contribution Limit Projected to Remain at $2,600 in 2018

Health FSA Contribution Limit Projected to Remain at $2,600 in 2018

Volume 40 | Issue 100
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The annual limit on health FSA contributions is subject to indexing each year based on CPI-U. Although all

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    HHS to Reconsider Rule Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Gender Identity, Pregnancy Termination

HHS to Reconsider Rule Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Gender Identity, Pregnancy Termination

Volume 40 | Issue 98
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After temporarily blocking provisions of the Obama-era HHS regulation that prohibits certain health programs and activities from discriminating based

By |Aug 18, 2017|FYI, Health, US|
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    Administration Eyes Expanding HDHP Pre-Deductible Coverage to Chronic Disease Management

Administration Eyes Expanding HDHP Pre-Deductible Coverage to Chronic Disease Management

Volume 40 | Issue 93
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A recent draft executive order would direct the IRS to expand the list of preventive care services that an

July 31 PCORI Fee Deadline Imminent

Volume 40 | Issue 74
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The deadline for paying ACA’s PCORI fee is drawing near. Sponsors of self-insured health plans should

By |Jun 14, 2017|FYI, Health, US|

DOL Extends Use of ACA Marketplace Notice

Volume 40 | Issue 69
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With little fanfare, the DOL has extended through May 31, 2020, the use of an earlier

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    IRS Releases ACA Shared Responsibility Affordability Percentage for 2018

IRS Releases ACA Shared Responsibility Affordability Percentage for 2018

Volume 40 | Issue 66
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The IRS has released the 2018 contribution percentage used to determine whether employer-sponsored coverage is affordable for

CMS Releases 2018 Medicare Part D Benefit Parameters

Volume 40 | Issue 63
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the Medicare Part D standard

By |May 15, 2017|FYI, Health, US|

IRS Announces 2018 HSA/HDHP Limits

Volume 40 | Issue 59
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The IRS has released the health savings account and high-deductible health plan limits for 2018. The 2018

House Passes ACA Repeal Legislation

Volume 40 | Issue 56
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 This afternoon the House passed the American Health Care Act as a step in the process

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    CMS Finalizes Enrollment Changes Aimed at Stabilizing ACA Marketplaces

CMS Finalizes Enrollment Changes Aimed at Stabilizing ACA Marketplaces

Volume 40 | Issue 54
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CMS issued final rules designed to stabilize the ACA marketplaces while the Trump administration works with Congress

San Francisco Employer Annual Reporting Form Due May 1

Volume 40 | Issue 45
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San Francisco employers are required to pay a certain amount toward the health care costs

By |Mar 30, 2017|FYI, Health, US|
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    Health Care Reform Bill Would Change Many ACA Provisions and Expand HSAs

Health Care Reform Bill Would Change Many ACA Provisions and Expand HSAs

Volume 40 | Issue 36
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On Monday, two House committees released legislation that would repeal many of the Affordable Care Act taxes

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    CMS Proposes Enrollment Changes Aimed at Propping Up ACA Marketplaces, for Now

CMS Proposes Enrollment Changes Aimed at Propping Up ACA Marketplaces, for Now

Volume 40 | Issue 31
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The Trump administration is seeking to stabilize the ACA marketplaces while it works with Congress on ACA

By |Feb 28, 2017|FYI, Health, US|
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    Departments Issue FAQs on Special Enrollment, Women’s Preventive Care Services

Departments Issue FAQs on Special Enrollment, Women’s Preventive Care Services

Volume 40 | Issue 16
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The departments clarified that someone who loses eligibility for individual coverage, including marketplace coverage, is

By |Jan 26, 2017|FYI, Health, US|

IRS Delays Rules on Opt-Out Payments Under the ACA

Volume 39 | Issue 157
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The IRS has finalized regulations on premium tax credits available to eligible individuals who

By |Dec 29, 2016|FYI, Health, US|

HHS Finalizes the 2018 OOP Maximums

Volume 39 | Issue 155
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The Department of Health & Human Services has finalized the 2018 out-of-pocket maximums at

By |Dec 20, 2016|FYI, Health, US|

CMS Releases Medicare Part A and B Values for 2017

Volume 39 | Issue 147
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced the 2017 Medicare Part A

By |Nov 30, 2016|FYI, Health, US|

IRS Delays Employer ACA Reporting

Volume 39 | Issue 142
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In welcome relief for many employers, the IRS has automatically extended by 30 days —

IRS Announces New PCORI Fee

 Volume 39 | Issue 132
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The IRS has announced that the PCORI fee used to calculate the payment

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    Enforcement Relief Extended for Student Premium Reduction Arrangements

Enforcement Relief Extended for Student Premium Reduction Arrangements

Volume 39 | Issue 127
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On October 21, three federal departments — Treasury, DOL and HHS — issued

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    CMS Announces 2016 Transitional Reinsurance Fee Submission Process

CMS Announces 2016 Transitional Reinsurance Fee Submission Process

Volume 39 | Issue 116
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The deadlines for the 2016 transitional reinsurance fee are approaching. The process is largely

By |Oct 13, 2016|FYI, Health, US|

OK to Include More ACA Marketplace Information with COBRA Election Notices

OK to Include More ACA Marketplace Information with COBRA Election Notices

HHS Proposes 2018 OOP Maximums and Marketplace Guidance

HHS Proposes 2018 OOP Maximums and Marketplace Guidance

FSA Contribution Limit Likely to Increase to $2,600 in 2017

FSA Contribution Limit Likely to Increase to $2,600 in 2017

By |Aug 17, 2016|FYI, Health, US|

August 1 PCORI Fee Deadline Approaching

August 1 PCORI Fee Deadline Approaching

By |Jun 28, 2016|FYI, Health, US|

Office for Civil Rights HIPAA Audits Underway

Office for Civil Rights HIPAA Audits Underway

CMS Releases 2017 Medicare Part D Benefit Parameters and Proposes Lower Payments to EGWPs

CMS Releases 2017 Medicare Part D Benefit Parameters and Proposes Lower Payments to EGWPs

By |Mar 22, 2016|FYI, Health, US|

Transition Relief Provided for Student Premium Reduction Arrangements

Transition Relief Provided for Student Premium Reduction Arrangements

HHS Finalizes 2017 OOP Maximums and Marketplace Guidance

HHS Finalizes 2017 OOP Maximums and Marketplace Guidance

By |Mar 14, 2016|FYI, Health, US|

IRS Notice Provides Additional ACA Employer Shared Responsibility Guidance

IRS Notice Provides Additional ACA Employer Shared Responsibility Guidance

San Francisco’s 2016 Minimum Health Care Spending Requirements

San Francisco’s 2016 Minimum Health Care Spending Requirements

By |Feb 10, 2016|FYI, Health, US|

It’s That Time Yet Again — Creditable Coverage Disclosures to CMS Due by February 29

It’s That Time Yet Again — Creditable Coverage Disclosures to CMS Due by February 29

By |Feb 10, 2016|FYI, Health, US|

IRS Releases Guidance on Retroactive Increase to 2015 Transit Benefits

IRS Releases Guidance on Retroactive Increase to 2015 Transit Benefits