On July 8, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations that, among other things, address affordability determinations for individuals who are eligible for employer-sponsored health coverage. This proposed rule builds on earlier guidance, Notice 2015-87, describing the effect an opt-out payment has on affordability. This latest guidance likely signals the direction the IRS will take in their final rule with respect to the affordability of employer sponsored health plans.