ACA Penalties and Taxes and Fees–Oh My!

Employers breathed a sign of relief when the looming Cadillac Tax was delayed. But are you subject to other fees and penalties under the ACA? ACA has introduced a multitude of new fees that employers must pay, in addition to penalties for non-compliance with employer shared responsibility rules. These dollar amounts change annually, as does the percentage amount used to calculate affordability in relation to the ACA. UBA’s new ACA Advisor, “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Fees, Penalties” gives a quick reference summary of the key 2015 and 2016 fees and penalties associated with the ACA.

Being Hyper Aware of Hypertension

As wellness programs continue to flourish particularly among large employers, a discovery is being made about one of the most important health conditions — hypertension. Hypertension (also known as high blood pressure) is a medical issue where the pressure of the blood in a person’s cardiovascular system is constantly elevated. According to the Mayo Clinic, a person can have high blood pressure for years without any symptoms. Yet even without symptoms, damage to arteries, blood vessels, and even the heart continues until serious health issues, including a heart attack and stroke, happen.

Searching for Jobs Online

When it comes to searching for jobs, most Americans go online rather than depend on friends or other contacts for this information.

How to Benchmark Your Health Plan | Pennsylvania Benefit Broker

Are you benchmarking your health plan correctly? If you are using data from your carrier or a small study of only large employers, chances are you are not effectively analyzing your rates. To truly benchmark your plan, you need to compare your plan to others in your state, industry, and size category. That’s the best … Continued

Should Employers Opt Out of Their Opt-Out Program?

According to the 2015 UBA Health Plan Survey, fewer employers are offering bonuses to waive coverage, but for those that do, the bonus amount is on the rise. Only 2.9% of employers offered a bonus to employees to waive medical coverage in 2015, an 17.1…

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month | PA Employee Benefits

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since … Continued

Being Hyper Aware of Employee Hypertension

As wellness programs continue to flourish among employers, a discovery is being made about one of the most important health aspects — hypertension.

 

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