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Health Care Reform

The expected flurry of guidance and regulations implementing provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in full swing. And, many of the government publications will have more significant short- and long-term impact than in the past on employer-sponsored health care plans as well as the overall health care marketplace.

In response, Trion has created the Health Care Reform News, HCRAlert! And Compliance Alert publications. Our publications will keep you, our clients, well informed and up to date on all new ACA as well as general health care reform news.

Our Publications

Each issue focuses on specific regulations impacting employers and provides a summary of the rules in a question and answer (Q&A) format, and our thoughts on what it all means to you. Our goal is to help you understand the key elements and implications of each guidance/regulation better than the typical summary you receive.

Our quick-release publication that Trion will issue within 48 to 72 hours of newsworthy ACA events. This is a supplement to our full-length publication, which provides more detailed information and insight for employers about health care reform.

It's hard keeping up with all the changes in the benefits industry - and even harder finding the time to wade through trade publications, association updates and local news. That's why we created Trion Compliance Alerts - we have changes covered so you don't have to.

Do you have an urgent question related to the Affordable Care Act? Send an email to and one of our team members will respond to you.

All other inquiries can be made by calling 610.945.1000 or filling out the form below:


HCRAlert! 2017

2017.08.01 HCRAlert! ACA Survives Latest Repeal Efforts
2017.06.27 HCRAlert! Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

2017.05.15 HCRAlert! IRS Announces Reduced ACA Health Plan Affordability Threshold For 2018

2017.03.30 HCRAlert! House Republicans Withdraw the AHCA Before A Planned Vote But Efforts to Repeal Continue

2017.03.07 HCRAlert! GOP Announces New ACA “Repeal and Replace” Draft Legislation

2017.03.01 HCRAlert! Transition Relief Extended for Non-Compliant Individual and Small Group Plans

2017.02.28 HCRAlert! Early Look at Possible ACA Repeal and Replace Plan

2017.01.23 HCRAlert! President Trump Issues Executive Order on ACA

HCRAlert! 2016

2016.12.09 HCRAlert Congress Passes Law Expanding use of HRAs by Small Employers
2016.10.11 HCRAlert IRS Releases Final 2016 ACA Reporting Forms
2016.06.09 HCRAlert! Reminder-PCORI Fees Due by August 1, 2016
2016.06.08 HCRAlert! HHS Issues Final Rule on Nondiscrimination in Health Programs
2016.06.03 HCRAlert! Beware of FICA Reduction Arrangement
2016.05.25 HCRAlert! EEOC Releases Final Rules for Wellness
2016.04.08 HCRAlert! Agencies Finalize SBC and Coverage Documents
2016.03.10 HCRAlert! Ind & Small Group Extension
2016.03.06 HCRAlert! Self-Insured Helath Plans
2016.03.03 HCRAlert! HHS Issues Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2017
2016.03.02 HCRAlert! Agencies Release New SBC Templates
2016.01.28 HCRAlert! IRS Provides Guidance on HRA & FSA, Pay-or-Play, and Other Issues

HCRAlert! 2015

2015.10.06 HCRAlert! Obama to Sign PACE Act

2015.09.22.2015 HCRAlert! IRS Releases Final 2015 Annual Reporting Forms.pdf

2015.09.17 HCRAlert! Enrollment Counts for Transitional Reinsurance Fee Due November 2015

2015.08.17 HCRAlert! IRS Annual Reporting Forms.pdf

2015.08.03 HCRAlert! Preventive Care Guidance.pdf

2015.07.14 HCRAlert! New Trade Act Quietly Increase Reporting Penalties

2015.06.26 HCRAlert! King v. Burwell Decision

2015.06.25 HCRAlert! SCOTUS Upholds Federal Subsidies

2015.06.16 Agencies Issue Final SBC Rules

2015.06.08 HCRAlert! IRS Issues Additional QandAs on Annual Reporting

2015.05.28 HCRAlert! Departments Clarify Out-of-Pocket Limit Rules for 2016

2015.05.14 HCRAlert! Agencies Issue FAQs on ACA Preventive Care

2015.1.20 HCRAlert! Congress Gets To Work On Affordable Care Act Amendments

HCRAlert! 2014

2014.12.11 HCRNews Reading Between the Lines

2014.09.29.HCRNews ACA Checklist for Employers-Countdown to 2015

2014.07.10 HCRNews Final Regulations on Orientation Period

2014.07.10 HCRNews Reminder PCORI Fees Due July 31

2014.04.01 HCRNews Final Regulations on Employer Mandate Employer Reporting Requirements

2014.03.06 HCRNews Employer Mandate Final Regulations Issued

2014.02.19 Last Call for Non Calendar Year Cafeteria Plan Transitions Relief