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Posted September 5, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Highlight A final rule issued by the DOL earlier this year makes it easier for small employers to join together to form AHPs. The DOL’s guidance for AHPs summarizes ERISA’s consumer protections for... Read More

Posted September 5, 2018 at 1:45 PM
HIGHLIGHTS The DOL extended the expiration date on its model Exchange notices through May 31, 2020. The content of the model notices has not substantively changed. The expiration date largely... Read More

Posted September 4, 2018 at 1:00 PM
 Authored by: Mike Wojcik, Senior Vice President In our new era of Human Capital Management - health plans and other employee benefits have risen in status and play a strategic role in attracting and... Read More

Posted August 20, 2018 at 3:15 PM
Highlights Plan Design Issues Confirm that your plan’s out-of-pocket maximum complies with the ACA’s limits for 2019. For HDHPs, confirm that the plan’s deductible and out-of-pocket maximum comply... Read More

Posted August 17, 2018 at 12:45 PM
Authored by: Mike Wojcik, Senior Vice President In this new era of Human Capital Management, health plans and other employee benefits have once again risen in status for attraction and retention of... Read More

Posted August 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM
HIGHLIGHTS The Departments issued final regulations expanding the definition of short-term, limited-duration insurance. Under the final rule, short-term, limited-duration insurance may have a... Read More

Posted August 17, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Highlights Applicable Laws Wellness programs that provide medical care must comply with: ERISA COBRA HIPAA privacy and security rules Examples of medical care Biometric screenings Immunizations... Read More

Posted August 17, 2018 at 10:30 AM
The following chart shows the health savings account (HSA) limits that apply for 2019. It also shows the 2018 limits for comparison purposes. The IRS limits for HSA contributions and high deductible... Read More

Posted August 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM
HIghlights SPD The SPD informs participants about their rights and benefits under the plan. An SPD must be provided to new participants automatically (within 90 days). Plan changes must be... Read More

Posted August 3, 2018 at 6:00 AM
Highlights DFVCP ELIGIBILITY To be eligible to use the DFVCP, a plan administrator of an ERISA plan: Must comply with the program’s provisions; and Cannot have been notified in writing by the DOL... Read More