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Posted March 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made a variety of changes affecting health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). To cover the cost of some of these changes, ACA imposed a number of fees on health... Read More

Posted February 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM
On January 2, 2013, the IRS issued proposed regulations related to defining what variable hour employees are, an optional method for identifying full-time employees for purposes of determining and... Read More

Posted December 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
On Nov. 30, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released proposed regulations on the Additional Hospital Insurance Tax, also known as the Additional Medicare Tax. Under the Affordable Care Act (... Read More

Posted September 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes “pay or play” requirements on large employers to help ensure that individuals have access to affordable health coverage. Under these “pay or... Read More

Posted June 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Health care costs are rising significantly, greatly impacting the price you and your employer pay for your health benefits. Your employer takes responsibility to provide you with quality, affordable... Read More

Posted September 20, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Faced with mental health parity laws, organizations may choose to eliminate their behavioral health coverage from the health plan, leaving employees without treatment options for critical mental... Read More

Posted May 26, 2011 at 12:00 AM
On May 17, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released IRS Notice 2011-32, which makes changes to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)effective for calendar year 2012. The notice makes changes to the... Read More

Posted August 25, 2009 at 12:00 AM
There are two clinical models utilized by employers: Onsite Clinic: Building a clinic on an employer’s premises, either staffed by the employer or through a healthcare provider system Direct Contract... Read More

Posted January 23, 2009 at 12:00 AM
I recently spoke at a Will County, Illinois Managers and Administrators meeting, discussing “Common Sense Savings during Uncommon Times.” The conversation focused on three methods presently used to... Read More

Posted August 27, 2008 at 12:00 AM
Employers should take time to understand their duties and rights when combining the laws of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Workers' Compensation (WC). FMLA requires employers to provide... Read More