PPACA Mandate Compliance Forms finally issued

The forms are only in draft mode, and do not come with instructions.  While they are more streamlined than anticipated, without instructions  it appears difficult to complete these.  For example, on the employer required coverage reporting form, it asks you to enter the “required code” for the type of coverage offered, but does not give you the codes.  You are required to list each employee that you provide self-funded insurance for, but there are only 6 lines (most self-funded plans have 50+).

They are accepting comments, but as NAHU points out, “The IRS has announced that they will be accepting comments on the draft forms, but have not yet stated how the comments will be accepted, when the comments are due and when the forms themselves will be finalized.”