Affordable Care Act
Welcome to the Kentucky Conference Health Care Reform Webpage!
Exchange Notice Requirement
As required under federal law, The Board of Pensions of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is providing its participants with a number of important notices related to your health plan benefits, as follows:
- Medicare Part D Notice
- HIPAA Special Enrollment Notice
- WHCRA Notice
- NMHPA Notice
- CHIP/Medicaid Notice
- HIPAA Privacy Notice
- HIPAA Privacy Notice Reminder
- Exchange Notice
Click here to review these notices.
ACA Resources for Local Churches
EXCHANGE NOTICE COVER LETTER (Optional)
Employer Shared Responsibility Toolkit
Beginning January 1, 2015, the ACA requires certain employers to offer affordable health coverage under the Employer Shared Responsibility Rule. This coverage must provide at least “minimum value” to Full-Time Employees and be “affordable” to them.
The rule requires any Applicable Large Employer (ALE) to offer health insurance coverage to Full-Time Employees or else pay a No Coverage Penalty. An ALE is any employer with 50 or more Full-Time and/or Full-Time Equivalent Employees (FTEEs).
ALEs are also responsible for reporting to the IRS whether or not minimum essential coverage was offered in 2015 to Full-Time Employees (Internal Revenue Code Section 6056 reporting). Churches who operate a daycare that is not separately incorporated should be mindful of this as they might qualify as an ALE and fall under these reporting requirements.
To determine whether or not you are an ALE and subject to any section 6056 reporting requirements, please visit www.kyumc.org/aca to review the Employer Shared Responsibility Toolkit, a guide published by the Wespath Benefits and Investments.
Click here to access guidance from the Wespath on 6056 reporting.