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08/09/19

  03:51:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 300 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Compliance, Affordable Care Act

Employers Subject to ACA Non-Discrimination Provisions Should Update Information

In 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final regulations on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) non-discrimination provisions, also referred to as Section 1557. At that time, MedBen brought these new provisions to your… more »

05/29/19

  04:51:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 308 words,  
Categories: Health Care Reform, Taxes, Compliance, PCORI, Affordable Care Act

Reminder: PCORI Filing and Fee Due Deadline Approaching

Yep, it’s that time of year again. As in years past, no later than July 31, 2019, all self-funded employer health plan sponsors are required to file and pay their Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee. But there’s good news this… more »

04/04/19

  04:10:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 182 words,  
Categories: Health Care Reform, Regulatory, Affordable Care Act

Federal Court Strikes Down Association Health Plan Rule

While the legal future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) recently made the headlines, another legal decision related to the ACA also has a direct bearing on self-funded employers. On March 28, a federal judge struck down the Department of Labor's… more »

04/03/19

  04:14:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 232 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Compliance, Self-funding, Affordable Care Act

Future of Affordable Care Act? Cloudy

There's been a whirlwind of news lately regarding the fate of Affordable Care Act (ACA), but for self-funded employers, it adds up to business as usual… at least for the moment. On March 25, the Justice Department informed the 5th Circuit Court of… more »

03/07/19

FSA/HRA Reimbursement Request Deadline is March 31

A few reminders for MedBen clients who offer flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and/or health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) to their plan members: For most FSA and HRA plans that have a January effective date, March 31, 2019 is the final day of… more »

02/08/19

  08:53:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 158 words,  
Categories: Health Care Reform, IRS, Compliance, Affordable Care Act

Despite Shutdown, ACA Reporting Deadlines Still Apply

Following the recent government shutdown, the question has arisen, "Have the IRS filing deadlines changed for my Employer Shared Responsibility Provision reporting?" The answer, regretfully: "No." The health coverage data you collected during 2018 must… more »

01/11/19

Spousal Coverage Limitations a Smart Strategy

The latest Employee Benefits Survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) revealed that just one in five employers (20.1%) use spousal surcharges or carve-outs for health care coverage when other employer-provided health… more »

10/30/18

Proposed Regulations Would Again Allow Stand-Alone HRAs

On October 23, the Department of Labor (DOL), Treasury Department and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released proposed regulations which will expand the use of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) by employers. If approved as written,… more »