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Posted March 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM
To make the open enrollment process as smooth as possible, it is important that employers educate and communicate to their employees effectively. Maximize open enrollment with these strategies. Open... Read More

Posted March 15, 2015 at 12:00 AM
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to help patients, clinicians, payers and the public make informed health decisions by advancing comparative... Read More

Posted March 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM
The IRS issued Notice 2015-16 to begin implementation of the Cadillac tax for 2018. Proposed or final regulations have not yet been issued on the Cadillac tax provision. Notice 2015-16 describes and... Read More

Posted February 8, 2015 at 12:00 AM
On Feb. 8, 2015, the IRS released final versions of forms and instructions that employers will use to report information about the health plan coverage they offer (or do not offer) to employees. On... Read More

Posted February 6, 2015 at 12:00 AM
In what is likely to be the largest data breach of a health care insurer, hackers gained access to as many as 80 million internal files of Anthem Inc., the nation’s second-biggest health insurance... Read More

Posted January 14, 2015 at 12:00 AM
The Health Plan Identifier (HPID) is a standard, unique health plan identifier required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The initial deadline for health... Read More

Posted January 14, 2015 at 12:00 AM
Most employers in the United States are subject to the minimum wage provisions of the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These employers are required to pay their employees the current federal... Read More

Posted January 14, 2015 at 12:00 AM
Due to the rising costs of providing group health insurance, some employers haveconsidered helping employees pay for individual health coverage instead ofoffering an employer-sponsored group plan.... Read More

Posted December 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) requires that covered employers provide former employees and dependents who lose group health benefits with an opportunity to... Read More

Posted October 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Under Internal Revenue Code (Code) section 125, a health flexible spending account (FSA) is an employer-sponsored account that employees can use to pay for or reimburse their qualifying medical... Read More