Affordable Care Act: 2022 Compliance Checklist

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made a number of significant changes to group health plans since the law was enacted in 2010. Since then, several changes have been made to various ACA requirements that employers and plan sponsors should be aware of. It is important for employers to periodically review their benefit plans in order to maintain compliance with these various requirements.

Changes to some ACA requirements take effect in 2022 for employers sponsoring group health plans, such as increased dollar limits. To prepare for 2022, employers should review these upcoming requirements and develop a compliance strategy.

This ACA Overview provides an ACA compliance checklist for 2022. Please contact Central PA Benefit Solutions for assistance or if you have questions about changes that were required in previous years.

Plan Design Changes

The following plan design requirements have changed for 2022:

• Limits on cost-sharing for essential health benefits

• Coverage affordability percentages under the employer shared responsibility rules

Penalty Calculations

The following amounts related to ACA penalties will change for 2022:

• Maximum penalties for ACA reporting violations

• Dollar amounts for calculating employer shared responsibility penalties

• Health flexible spending account (FSA) salary contribution limits


• U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) second Final Notice of Benefit & Payment Parameters for 2022 established the cost-sharing limits for 2022.

• Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Revenue Procedure 2021-36 indexed the affordability contribution percentages for 2022.

Download the full PDF here – Affordable Care Act: 2022 Compliance Checklist

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