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News Alert - Flexible Spending Account Limit Increased for 2015

On October 30, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") released an increased contribution limit for employer-sponsored health flexible spending accounts ("FSAs")... Read More

News Alert - Reinsurance Fee Form Available; Reports Due November 15th, 2014

On Friday, October 24th, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") released the long-awaited forms required for health plans to complete and submit in... Read More

NEWS ALERT: What to Expect in 2015 (and the remainder of 2014!)

Where did the Summer go? With children back in school, work in full-swing, and 2014 almost to a close (minus the hectic, last-minute holiday shopping and the fortunate (or unfortunate) "family"... Read More

News Alert - IRS Announces Changes to Section 125 Cafeteria Plans to Allow Marketplace Plan Purchases

On September 18, 2014, the IRS issued two new options for employers to allow employees to make prospective election revocations, within section 125 Cafeteria Plans, as follows: • Employees... Read More

ACA News Alert: Refresher as HPID Requirement & Deadline Draws Near

As you might already know, ACA implemented and HHS announced that nearly all Health Plans will be required to obtain a national Health Plan Identifier Number ("HPID"). This HPID will be used... Read More

Reminder News Alert - Transition Reinsurance Program Overview, Deadline Approaching

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released the final rules on the requirements for premium stabilization programs to protect against the effects of adverse selection under the... Read More

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