ACA Subsidy Appeals and Employee Communication: An Employer's Perspective 

Thursday, September 8, 2:00 PM ET

By now, you are probably aware that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun sending Marketplace subsidy notices. You may even have a good idea of how the notification and appeal processes work. But how do you actually decide whether or not you should appeal – or if you should even respond to the notice at all? And most importantly, how should you approach the discussion with an employee whose subsidy is appealable? Most employees are not aware that when an employer appeals their subsidy that:

  1. It may help the employee avoid having to pay the subsidy amount back when they complete their tax return, or
  2. It does not necessarily mean that the employee’s subsidy will be taken away when other factors come into play like number of dependents or household income.

In this timely webinar, Stevens and Taylor will walk through the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the subsidy process, explain the options available to employers when they receive Marketplace notices, and share best practices that Staffmark has developed to handle subsidy appeals. Stevens will also share examples of how she is managing the subsidy process successfully and give helpful tips on how to handle the delicate communication with employees whose subsidies are appealed.

Learning objectives:

  • How the subsidy process works and what to expect
  • How to decide whether or not to appeal a subsidy
  • How to follow the appeal process, including compiling and submitting the necessary paperwork
  • How to handle communication with an employee whose subsidy has been appealed

Email: ACAcompliance@equifax.com | Phone: 800-846-9200.