On December 22, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service released Notice 2011-1, which defers application of certain nondiscrimination requirements applicable to insured group health plans under the Affordable Care Act. This comes as great relief to plan sponsors, who would have been subject to substantial penalties with no regulatory guidance to inform them of their obligations (consequences for noncompliance include an excise tax of $100 per day per affected individual, as well as equitable relief under ERISA). Read this alert to learn more about the notice and its ramifications.
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