What Happens to Coverage When Employees Reduce Their Hours?

The Section 125 cafeteria plan regulations and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) require employers to take certain actions when an employee reduces hours. […]

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Health Plan PCORI Fees Are Due July 31

Do you offer coverage to your employees through a self-insured group health plan? Do you sponsor a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)? If so, do you know […]

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Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements and ERISA

Certain small employers have the option to reimburse individual health coverage premiums up to a dollar limit through Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements (QSE HRAs) […]

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UBA Compliance Recap – May 2017

May was an active month in the employee benefits world. On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill titled the “American Health […]

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Is Your Wellness Program Compliant with the ACA, GINA and EEOC?

Workplace wellness programs have increased popularity through the years. According to the most recent UBA Health Plan Survey, 49 percent of firms with 200+ employees offering […]

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House Passes AHCA Bill in First Step to Repeal and Replace the ACA

On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1628, a reconciliation bill aimed at “repealing and replacing” the Patient Protection and Affordable […]

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SBC Template and Required Addendums for Covered Entities under ACA Section 1557

A Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) is four page (double-sided) communication required by the federal government. It must contain specific information, in a specific order, […]

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An Employer???s Guide to Navigating the ACA???s Strong Headwinds

One might describe the series of events leading to the death of the American Health Care Act (Congress???s bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care […]

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Tax Treatment of Fixed Indemnity Health Plans

A fixed indemnity health plan pays a specific amount of cash for certain health-related events (for example, $40 per office visit or $100 per hospital day). […]

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