July 24, 2014
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published its final ruling in regards to the reinsurance three-year (2014-2016) transitional program. This program must be established in each state to help stabilize premiums through the exchange for when those individuals with higher medical costs sign up for insurance. Fees will be accessed to health insurance issuers and self-insured group health plans.
July 24, 2014
For health insurance issuers and self-insured health plan sponsors, your PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) fees are due to the IRS by July 31, 2014. Download this legislative brief to learn more about how much to pay and how to complete your IRS form.
June 16, 2014 by Bill Enright
Whether you currently have a workplace wellness program or are considering implementing one, here are the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules, tools and assistance that you should be aware of.
Incentive Increase and Nondiscrimination Rules
Starting in 2014, the maximum permissible reward for a Health-Contingent wellness program has been increased. A Health-Contingent wellness program is a program that requires an employee to either participate in an activity or meet a specific goal in order to qualify for a reward.
April 22, 2014 by Bill Enright
With the introduction of Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations and the steady increase of healthcare costs, it’s becoming more difficult to save money and control costs. Self-funding your Health Insurance plan may be a smart ACA strategy for your organization to consider.
Here are the four key advantages for self-funding:
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