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July 29, 2021
No Surprises Act Significantly Limits Balance Billing
Surprises can be wonderful when it comes to birthdays, anniversaries, gender reveal parties and the like.  But, surprises are extremely unwelcome when you need…
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June 21, 2021
I'm Still Standing... The Affordable Care Act Survives Latest Challenge
In another highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court dismissed the most recent challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) upholding the law once again. In…
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May 26, 2021
Agencies Issue MHPAEA FAQs
Health and welfare plan sponsors are juggling a full plate when it comes to compliance obligations.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), passed at the…
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May 20, 2021
IRS Provides Answers to COBRA Subsidy Questions
Author: Shelly Hodges-Konys, CBC, Director of Compliance On Tuesday, the Internal Revenue…
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May 17, 2021
Health Savings Account Contribution Limits Increase for 2022
The IRS released Revenue Procedure 2021-25 on May 10th, providing the inflation-adjusted limits for…
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April 8, 2021
DOL Issues Guidance on ARPA COBRA Subsidies
Author: Shelly Hodges-Konys, CBC, Director of Compliance On Wednesday, three entire days before…
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March 11, 2021
ARPA Provides COBRA Subsidy at 100%
Author: Shelly Hodges-Konys, CBC, Director of Compliance Yesterday, Congress passed the American…
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March 1, 2021
DOL Extensions of Time Continue?
You may recall that late last spring, the DOL and IRS issued extensions of time for certain…
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January 7, 2021
A Look Back at 2020: Notable Changes Impacting Group Health Plans
From dealing with a pandemic to murder hornets, 2020 is a year many of us are anxious to forget…
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December 28, 2020
Present Finally Arrives for Flexible Spending Account Participants
Much like many individuals who experienced shipping delays waiting for packages that didn’t arrive…
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November 9, 2020
Clearing the Smoke on Outcome-Based Wellness Programs
Annual enrollment is the time of year when employers often look to make changes in their plan…
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October 20, 2020
IRS Releases Final 2020 ACA Reporting Forms, Instructions and Penalties
Late last week, the IRS released the finalized Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting forms for…
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