Gift for Employers: Cadillac Tax Delayed

President Obama has signed the omnibus legislation that includes the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2016 and a tax extenders package. The agreement will keep the federal government running through September 2016. Within the legislation is language…

New Tax Breaks Affect Employer Benefit Plans | Conshohocken Employee Benefits

Earlier today, Congress passed a sweeping omnibus spending bill including government appropriations and tax extenders. Included in the 2,200-plus page bill are four provisions of particular interest to employers that sponsor group benefit plans. Cadillac Tax Delayed Until 2020 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a 40-percent excise tax on the value of employer-provided health … Continued

Sleep Deprived

Why can’t a bicycle stay up? Because it’s two (too) tired. Now that you’ve stopped groaning, lack of sleep is a growing problem among corporate America and a serious health concern.

Agencies Issue Final Rule on Grandfathered Health Plans and Other Initiatives | Megro Benefits

By Danielle Capilla, Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors Federal agencies recently issued a final rule that essentially combined a variety of interim final rules and non-regulatory guidance on a variety of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) initiatives such as grandfathered health plans, preexisting condition exclusions, internal and external appeals, rescissions of coverage, lifetime … Continued

Want to be Productive? Don’t Skip Lunch.

It seems that every office has its share of employees who appear so dedicated to their jobs that they are always available, never or seldom take a lunch break, and when they do take a break, they remain working at their desk.

Omnibus Bill Signed Into Law; Delays Cadillac Tax

President Obama has signed the omnibus legislation that includes the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2016 and a tax extenders package. The agreement will keep the federal government running through September 2016. Within the legislation is language…

Proposed Benefit Payment and Parameters Rule Released

Federal agencies have released the proposed rule for the 2017 Benefit Payment and Parameters. Among other items, it provides updates and annual provisions relating to tisk adjustments, reinsurance, and risk corridors programs, cost-sharing parameters a…

IRS Notice 2015-87: HRAs, Affordability, and More

On December 16, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other federal agencies released IRS Notice 2015-87, which is a “potpourri” update that covers many different topics relating to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including some relating to market reforms.

 

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