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08/05/14

  12:44:50 pm, by MedBen5   , 213 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Taxes

HHS Rethinks Two-Payment Requirement For Reinsurance Fee

A “final” Affordable Care Act rule issued earlier this year has been tweaked a bit, Business Insurance reports. The Department of Health and Human Services announced that rather than requiring employers to pay the Transitional Reinsurance… more »

07/29/14

  12:16:39 pm, by MedBen5   , 448 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Taxes

IRS Posts Drafts Of Employer Mandate Forms

Even though the employer mandate has been delayed and faces opposition from a Republican-led House of Representatives, the Obama administration is pressing forward in its efforts to make “play or pay” a reality. Toward that end, the IRS has… more »

07/22/14

  11:52:18 am, by MedBen5   , 257 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Taxes

Reminder: PCORI Filing and Fee Due By July 31

July 31st 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 PCORI Fee filing date under the Affordable… more »

07/18/14

  03:31:22 pm, by MedBen5   , 205 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Taxes

Tri-Agencies Release FAQ Regarding Hobby Lobby Case

On July 17, 2014, the Tri-Agencies (United States Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury) released a Frequently Asked Question notice pertaining to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby. As you recall,… more »

03/18/14

  04:15:03 pm, by MedBen5   , 525 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Wellness, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes

MedBen Government Roundtable Highlights Savings Solutions

Money-saving strategies took center stage at MedBen’s 8th Annual Government Employer Roundtable held on March 18. Municipalities whose benefits are administered by MedBen got to see how their plan performed in comparison to other municipal… more »

01/21/14

  11:12:05 am, by MedBen5   , 392 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes

MedBen to Help Clients Do the "Pay or Play" Math

As you are probably aware, employers who employ at least 50 employees as of their first plan year on or after January 1st of this year must cover all employees who work at least 30 hours per week under their health coverage. Starting January 1st of… more »

01/02/14

  05:48:31 pm, by MedBen5   , 292 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Taxes

A New Year's Resolution For Midsize Businesses

Now that the holiday festivities are over, the reality of new and costly health care reform rules begins to sink in, particularly for midsize employers. Fortunately, MedBen has a cure for your bureaucratic hangovers: self-funding. As USA Today notes,… more »

12/30/13

  10:00:08 am, by MedBen5   , 232 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Taxes

Last Call For 2013 FSA Purchases!

Warning to health FSA participants: You are officially on the clock! Depending on when you read this – and whether or not your employer offers a grace period or allows you to carry over funds – you have less than two days to use the… more »

12/10/13

  02:33:13 pm, by MedBen5   , 245 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Health Plan Management, Taxes

MedBen Offers Clients W-2 Reporting Options

To help clients determine the value of health care coverage to be reported on their employees’ W-2 Forms, this year MedBen will offer two different reporting information options: A basic eligibility report or a full W-2 report. Basic… more »

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