News Alert - Elimination of HIPAA Certificates of Creditable Coverage

Based on Final Rule, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") on May 16, 2014, no HIPAA Certificates of Creditable Coverage will be required to be issued after December... Read More

News Alert - Federal Court Overturns on Affordable Care Act Tax Subsidies for Federal Exchanges; other Federal Rulings in Conflict

  On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a ruling overturning the use of individual tax subsidies to pay for... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court: Contraceptive Mandate Violates Federal Law for Certain For-Profit Corporations

On Monday, June 30th, 2014, in the Hobby Lobby case, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate for closely held, for-profit corporations,... Read More

News Alert - Updated "Spouse" Guidance for FMLA and Medicare Secondary Payer Spouse Definitions

  FMLA Updates Definition of Spouse On June 27th, 2014, The Department of Labor ("DOL") proposed a new rule to redefine Spouse under the Family and... Read More

NEWS ALERT - Health Plans Must Obtain National Health Plan Identifier Number

  As imposed by the ACA, and as announced by the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), nearly all health plans must obtain a unique health plan identifier... Read More

A PCORI Fee Refresher

A PCORI FEE REFRESHER    With July 31 around the corner, it's time to start thinking about PCORI and what your required to... Read More

NEWS ALERT - DOL and HHS Announce Significant COBRA Changes

Recently, the Department of Labor ("DOL") announced proposed regulations, which will require significant updates to employer COBRA notices given to eligible employees. ... Read More

AS SEEN IN FORBES, FORTUNE, & BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK: When and Why You Need Independent Expertise

 Insurance is often perceived as a once-and-done transaction to be stowed away for the distant future. But insurance ownership is a process, not an event, and it can be leveraged as a valuable... Read More

IRS Announces Increased HSA Contributions and Out of Pocket Maximums

On April 23rd, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") announced higher limits for both Health Savings Accounts ("HSAs") and Out of Pocket Maximums for 2015. The... Read More

Same-Sex Spouses Updates for FSAs, HSAs, and Cafeteria Plan Elections and Reimbursements

The IRS released new guidance for employers to comply with new requirements for Federal Taxes following the Windsor case and prior technical releases.    Under... Read More