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Health Care Reform Headed to Supreme Court

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In August, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the individual mandate provision of the Obama administration’s health care reform law, that everyone must purchase insurance or be covered by an employer’s group health plan, as a “wholly novel and potentially unbounded assertion of congressional authority,” but upheld the rest of the law. The Eleventh Circuit was one of three federal courts of appeal that have issued decisions on the law so far – all reaching different conclusions....
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MLR’s Potential Effect on HRAs and HSAs

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) contains Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) provisions that require insurance companies to spend at least 80% of revenue on health care for small employers and 85% of revenue for large employers. If the insurance company fails to meet these new standards, the new provision will require the insurance companies to provide a rebate beginning in 2012.
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Categories: Health Care Reform | Tags: Medical Loss Ratio , HSA , HRA

Four-Page Summary of Benefits & Coverage

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Beginning March 12, 2012, health care reform requires group health plans to provide a four-page summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) and access to a separate glossary with uniform definitions of specific medical and coverage-related terms to all eligible individuals. The goal of the SBC is to provide consumers with access to information in plain English to help them understand the coverage they have or the differences in the coverage and benefits by health plans when they are shopping for a n...
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HRA Annual Benefit Limit - No Waiver Required

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As the third party administrator of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), we have closely followed the implementation of various provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), better known as Health Care Reform, and how those provisions might impact the plans we offer.
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Categories: Health Care Reform | Tags: HRA , Annual Limits , Waiver
Recently, a 2-to-1 majority of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, in Atlanta, found that the individual mandate provision of the Obama administration’s health care law is unconstitutional. The provision, known as the “individual mandate,” would require Americans to purchase health insurance or pay a tax penalty beginning in 2014. The decision was a victory for the 26 Republican attorneys general and governors who challenged the law on behalf of their states.
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