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Wednesday, 28 June 2017
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Virtus Benefits Legal Alert : Senate Republicans Release Healthcare Bill; Largely Mirroring House Bill but with Some Key Differences     Inform on Reform | Legal Client Alert   Senate ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2017 8:41 AM by David
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Tuesday, 1 November 2016
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blog preview image IRS Increases Health FSA Contribution Limit for 2017, Adjusts Other Benefit Limits On October 25, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2016-55, which raised the health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) salary reduction contribution limit to $2,600 for ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/01/2016 5:00 PM by David Johnson
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Tuesday, 27 September 2016
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blog preview image The newest scam involving a fraudulent email notice from the Internal Revenue (IRS) may have your employees coming to you asking about their insurance coverage for 2014. The Internal Revenue Service late last week issued an alert to tax payers and tax professionals for an IRS scam related to the ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/27/2016 7:48 PM by David Johnson
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016
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blog preview image Employers with self-insured major medical plans are reminded to report their membership count to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") via the pay.gov website by November 15, 2016, as part of the Affordable Care Act's ("ACA") transitional reinsurance fee (the "Fee").    The Fee ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/21/2016 7:32 PM by David Johnson
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Thursday, 9 June 2016
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blog preview image Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) should keep in mind the upcoming August 1, 2016 deadline for paying fees that fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  As background, PCORI was established as part of health ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/09/2016 8:07 PM by David Johnson
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Friday, 15 April 2016
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blog preview image On March 21, 2016 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the start of phase 2 (Phase 2) of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Audit Program. Phase 2 will consist of more than 200 desk and onsite audits of both covered entities ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2016 12:59 PM by David Johnson
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Tuesday, 8 March 2016
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blog preview image Health care reform expands ERISA's disclosure requirements by requiring that a summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) be provided to applicants and enrollees before enrollment or re-enrollment. Specifically, an SBC must be provided at open enrollment, initial enrollment and special enrollment or upon ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/08/2016 11:41 AM by David Johnson
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Thursday, 25 February 2016
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blog preview image The Affordable Care Act (ACA'') exposes applicable large employers to penalties if they do not offer full-time employees health insurance that meets the ACA's minimum value and affordability requirements. One strategy for minimizing exposure to penalties under the employer shared responsibility provisions ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/25/2016 2:24 PM by David Johnson
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Tuesday, 10 November 2015
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blog preview image For at least the last generation plan sponsors, and particularly plan fiduciaries, have devoted (or should have been devoting) significant time and energy monitoring the fees charged to participants in their 401(k) plans and ensuring appropriate disclosures.  The Hi-Lex Controls, et. al. v. Blue Cross ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/10/2015 12:01 PM by David Johnson
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