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12/21/15

  10:55:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 328 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Care Reform, Taxes, Cost savings, IRS

Cadillac Tax Delayed Until 2020

As was widely expected, on December 18 President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 -- an omnibus spending and tax package that included in its amendments a two-year delay of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA's) "Cadillac"… more »

11/18/15

  11:04:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 404 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Taxes, Cost savings

MedBen Offers In-depth ACA Reporting Guidance At Workshops

MedBen helped current and prospective clients gain a better understanding of how to comply with a critical health care reform mandate at two workshops on November 16 and 17. Mike Ankrum, Sr. Healthcare Reform Consultant for Five Points ICT. and… more »

10/09/15

  10:59:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 232 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Care Reform, Taxes

If Repeal Fails, Exempting CDHPs From Cadillac Tax May Provide Compromise

Even though the idea of repealing the "Cadillac" Tax has increasing support from Republicans and Democrats alike, the resulting budget shortfall means that President Obama would probably veto even a bipartisan bill. With that in mind, Bill Sweetnam of… more »

10/07/15

  03:28:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 241 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Taxes

Final ACA Employer Mandate Reporting Forms Available Online

The IRS has released the finalized versions of the forms that employers can use to comply with Affordable Care Act rules. Under the employer mandate, businesses must certify the coverage offered to their employees. Form 1094-B -- Transmittal of… more »

09/01/15

  10:52:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 340 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Taxes

Penalties Increase for IRS Information Returns

What does sub-Saharan trade with the United States have to do with health care reform? Both were modified as part of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (TPEA), passed into law earlier this year. As part of this trade bill, Congress passed… more »

08/25/15

  05:31:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 270 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Taxes

One In Four Employers May Get Struck By "Cadillac Tax"

Turns out there's quite a number of "benefit-rich plans" out there -- that is, if you base "benefit-rich" on the Obama Administration's criteria of which employers are likely to take a financial hit when the so-called gCadillac taxh rolls out in 2018.… more »

08/04/15

  10:05:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 216 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Care Reform, Taxes

IRS Wants Your Thoughts On The "Cadillac Tax"

The Internal Revenue Services is looking for public input on one of Obamacare's more controversial regulations -- the so-called "Cadillac tax." Scheduled to take effect in 2018, the tax would penalize employer health care plans that exceed $10,200 for… more »

07/23/15

  06:00:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 184 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Taxes

Business Groups Ask For Changes To Affordable Care Act

From Business Insurance: "Two dozen business groups are urging federal lawmakers to work together to pass legislation to ease the cost and compliance burdens of the health care reform law. “'There are numerous bipartisan bills that could bring real… more »

07/01/15

  08:04:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 252 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Taxes, Reporting

PCORI Filing and Fee Deadline Approaching

July 31 is not only the anniversary of the creation of the federal Department of Health, Education and Welfare, it is also the date that the Department’s successor – Health and Human Services – set as the Affordable Care Act's PCORI Fee filing date. No… more »

05/26/15

  04:16:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 212 words,  
Categories: Health Care Reform, Taxes, Consumer-driven Health Plans

Cadillac Tax An Unnecessary Employer "Incentive"

A Business Insurance editorial calls on Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act's "Cadillac" tax, which will penalize group health care plans premiums that exceed $10,200 for single coverage and $27,500 for family coverage: "One justification for… more »

03/23/15

  09:23:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 507 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes

Obamacare Celebrates the Big 0-5

Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday when President Obama and members of Congress were squabbling about the best way to ensure that all Americans had access to comprehensive and affordable health care coverage. And now here we are, five… more »

03/16/15

  10:06:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 228 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Taxes

PCORI Meeting Its Goals, Government Accountability Office Reports

Remember the “PCORI fee," the annual charge all self-funded group health plans must pay to cover the cost of research to improve the delivery of medical care? According to the Government Accountability Office, your tax dollars have so far been properly… more »

03/12/15

  08:32:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 748 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes, Reporting, Cost savings

MedBen University Roundtables Offer Industry Insights, Timely Advice

At MedBen, we are dedicated to giving our clients the information they need to make smart benefits management decision, in part through a variety of education session through MedBen University (MBU). In addition to presentations on such topics as… 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 »

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 »

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 »

11/13/14

  10:18:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 311 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 »

10/24/14

  05:28:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 360 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes

Maintaining Grandfathered Plan Status Now May Cost Employer Later

More than four years since the signing of the Affordable Care Act, over one-third of businesses still offer a grandfathered plan. But the proportion of these plan structures has dropped dramatically since 2010... and in all likelihood will disappear for… more »

08/19/14

  04:34:12 pm, by MedBen5   , 270 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Taxes

Employer Funding Of Individual Policies A Slippery (And Costly) Slope

Employers that offer tax-free individual major medical coverage through cafeteria plans may leave themselves open to significant adverse tax consequences, cautions a bulletin from the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation, a health care industry… more »

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