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03/04/15

  11:16:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 283 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

Supreme Court Hears Obamacare Subsidy Arguments

"Established by the State" -- four seemingly innocuous words that could determine the fate of the Affordable Care Act. Earlier today, the Supreme Court met to hear arguments regarding whether or not, under the letter of the health care reform law, the… more »

02/27/15

  05:06:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 442 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes, Stop-loss, Cost savings

First MedBen University Of 2015 Draws Big Crowd

MedBen kicked off its 2015 MedBen University (MBU) season in fine fashion, as an attentive audience filled the Morrow Conference Center on February 26 to receive timely information about health benefits management. This year's first session,… more »

02/20/15

  10:45:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 269 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Taxes, Consumer-driven Health Plans

IRS Delays Small Business Penalties For Stand-alone HRAs

Another day, another Obamacare delay... The Internal Revenue Service announced earlier this week that it will delay penalties on small businesses that provide health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) to their employees to purchase individual health… more »

02/17/15

  10:58:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 260 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

GOP Obamacare Alternative Hampered By "Take It Or Leave It" Approach

Political consultant Robert Laszewski recently offered a detailed analysis of a proposed Republican alternative to the Affordable Care Act. In addition to repealing the current law -- though retaining such popular provisions as no lifetime limits,… more »

02/04/15

  11:06:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 259 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

GOP-led House Of Representatives Votes To Repeal Obamacare

Earlier today, the House of Representatives voted 239-186 to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The vote fell generally along party lines, with three Republicans voting against the bill, and no Democrats supporting it. The legislation also calls for… more »

01/29/15

  06:23:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 500 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Prescription, Wellness, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

MedBen University’s Back in Session for 2015!

The 2015 season of MedBen University will soon be in session! This promises to be one of the most extensive years for MBU ever, with a variety of events scheduled for the first half of 2015 alone. If you’ve never had the opportunity to attend a MBU, we… more »

01/21/15

  10:52:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 233 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

President, GOP Emphasize Obamacare Positions

In his State of the Union speech last night, President Obama touched on the progress of his signature legislative achievement. Business Insurance reports: "Mr. Obama defended the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, pointing out that roughly 10… more »

01/20/15

  11:36:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 451 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes, Stop-loss

MedBen Self-funding Solutions Reduce Small Group Risk

While only a small percentage of small companies (100 or less full-time employees) currently self-fund their health care plan, the Affordable Care Act has created multiple regulatory incentives that has prompted more of them to consider making the… more »

01/14/15

  09:41:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 231 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Cost savings

Most Employers Predict Continued Commitment To Group Health Coverage

Despite this year's introduction of the employer mandate and uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act in general, most employers say they're committed to providing group health care coverage for the foreseeable future, a recent study finds. Employer… more »

01/09/15

  03:30:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 289 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

With Congressional Majority, Republicans Take First Steps Against Obamacare

In a 252-to-172 vote, the Republican-led House of Representatives yesterday approved a bill that would modify the Affordable Care Act's definition of "full-time employee" from 30 hours of work a week to 40 hours. Reuters reports that only 12 Democrats… more »

12/30/14

  10:07:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 568 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

HHS Offers Sneak Peek into 2016 ACA Compliance Requirements

As we know from experience, advanced planning is the key to Affordable Care Act compliance. Even though we are currently focused on 2015, it is never too early to begin understanding the changes facing our health plans in 2016. To that end, the… more »

12/16/14

  06:16:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 291 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

Hoping For Another ACA Delay Not A Prudent Strategy

With the rollout of the Affordable Care Act's shared responsibility mandate for employers with 100 or more full-time workers just weeks away, ERISA attorney Deborah Hyde cautions anyone hoping for a last-minute reprieve: The most detrimental… more »

12/09/14

  11:29:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 199 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

MedBen VP Makes Business First Cover

Last week, we posted that Columbus Business First has published an article about the future of the Affordable Care Act that featured insights from MedBen Vice President of Compliance Caroline Fraker. Well, we're pleased to let you know that an extended… more »

12/05/14

  05:29:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 270 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Cost savings

MedBen VP Fraker Talks ACA, Small Business Benefits With Columbus Business First

MedBen Vice President of Compliance Caroline Fraker recently spoke with reporter Carrie Ghose about changes coming to the Affordable Care Act in 2015. Portions of their discussion are highlighted in a Columbus Business First article. Among the ACA… more »

12/02/14

  10:41:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 320 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Care Reform, Taxes

MedBen Offers Bundled Pricing For ACA Services

Even though we’re all still in the process of wrapping up 2014, MedBen is looking toward 2015 and the tasks all employer plan sponsors will need to have on their calendars during the course of the coming year. In order to assist our clients with several… more »

11/21/14

  09:49:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 287 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

House Sues President For Exceeding Authority On Obamacare

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives, making good on an earlier promise, today sued the Obama administration for overstepping its authority on the Affordable Care Act. According to the lawsuit, the president unilaterally exceeded his powers when… more »

11/18/14

  10:58:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 232 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

CMS Extends Deadline To Submit Transitional Reinsurance Fee Info

If you self-fund your health care plan. you've hopefully already taken care of submitting your annual (2014) enrollment count to determine your transitional reinsurance 2014 fee. But if not, you're in luck: The original deadline, which passed this… more »

11/13/14

  10:18:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 307 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Taxes, Reporting

What To Expect From Health Care Reform In 2015

Believe it or not, there are less than eight weeks left in 2014. And as we speed into the new year, MedBen wants to make sure you have the information necessary to make the transition to 2015 a smooth one – particularly in regards to health care reform.… more »

11/11/14

  10:13:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 270 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

Marketplace Premium Reimbursement FAQ Released

Last week, the Tri-Agencies (Department of Labor, Health & Human Services and the Treasury) released yet another Affordable Care Act FAQ interpreting the law's regulations. "FAQ XXII" states unequivocally that employers sponsoring group health care… more »

11/06/14

  11:41:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 320 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform

ACA Hasn't Lowered Group Health Care Costs, Says MedBen President

The Affordable Care Act hasn't helped to employers reduce their group health care costs, said MedBen President & COO Kurt Harden in a recent interview. But it has resulted in more fully-insured groups exploring the benefits of self-funding their… more »

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