UBA Compliance Recap March 2015
Coming off a busy February, regulatory agencies were noticeably quiet during the month of March.
PPACA’s Impact on How CDHPs and HSAs Work Together
Employer health savings account (HSA) funding strategies have changed in recent years in response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and its impact on employer-sponsored health insurance plans.
What You Need To Know About Medicare Secondary Payer Rules
Under federal regulations, Medicare is a secondary payer for many individuals who have an employer group health plan available to them, either as an employee or the dependent spouse or child of the employee.

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I’m Sorry… Really
There are some people who have no problem saying that they're sorry. There are some people who rarely, or flat-out refuse, to say they're sorry. And then there are people who apologize at the drop of a hat and profusely without truly being sorry.
What Plan Sponsors of Group Plans Need To Know About ERISA
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was signed in 1974. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is the agency responsible for administering and enforcing this law. For many years, most of ERISA's requirements applied to pension plans.
What Plan Sponsors of Group Plans Need To Know About ERISA
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was signed in 1974. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is the agency responsible for administering and enforcing this law. For many years, most of ERISA's requirements applied to pension plans.
Getting the Most out of Your Vision Benefit
Did you happen to miss this webinar that was hosted on March 5, 2015? Are you interested in learning more about maximizing your vision benefit?
Wraparound Excepted Benefits to Launch with Two Pilot Programs
Health plan sponsors would be permitted to offer wraparound coverage to employees purchasing individual health insurance in the private market, including the Marketplace, in limited circumstances, under a new Final Rule issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) and other federal agencies.
Cost Sharing Limits Changing for 2016
In the Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016 Final Rule issued in February of 2015, federal agencies included a clarification that annual cost-sharing limitations for self-only coverage apply to all individuals, regardless of whether the individual is covered by a self-only plan or is covered by another kind of plan.
They Say It’s Your Birthday
Who doesn’t like cake? Who doesn’t like a party? Who doesn’t like to get recognized? Potentially, HR managers don’t like these because they can often go awry. Birthday celebrations can be a legal and possibly morale-killing land mine.
Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Subsidy Eligibility Battle
On March 4, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a case that centers on the meaning of statutory language in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).