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Receipt IDs: The golden tickets of ACA compliance

Last year’s ACA e-filing process was messy, confusing, and drawn out—and, this year may be more of the same.

While Republicans’ proposed replacement plan called into question the future of the ACA employer mandate, it never reached a vote. Until otherwise directed, you need to get your ACA filing done on time, and you need to receive your e-filing golden ticket—your receipt ID—to prove that you’ve successfully completed the process. While that sounds simple, the path there can be complicated. Last year we heard many of the same questions from employers about how the receipt ID works. To save you some confusion, we’ve compiled a list of the most common questions to help you better understand this golden ticket of e-filing.

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Amendments to the AHCA: Can Republicans draw enough support?

In what can be seen as a normal step in the legislative process, Republicans released a set of amendments to their proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) last night. Many believe that these and possibly other amendments to the current bill will be necessary to draw enough Republican support to advance the bill through a House vote, which is set to take place this Thursday.

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The “three phase” plan promise: Will Republicans vote yes?

With a House vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) looming, it’s unclear if Republicans have enough support to advance the bill, which many say doesn't do enough to adequately repeal and replace Obamacare. To garner support, Republicans are calling on their colleagues to look at the bigger picture: The AHCA is only the first step in a three-phase plan to reform American health care.

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CBO's cost estimate on the AHCA: What it means

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its cost estimate of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) yesterday afternoon--a significant first step in the legislative process.

The report measures key criteria that will help members of Congress decide how to cast their vote on the bill, or if the bill should be brought up for a vote at all. It includes the AHCA’s impact on the federal budget and debt, the number of Americans covered, and the cost of health care coverage.

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