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Open Enrollment season generally has employers asking if they can send benefit documents via email or post to the company’s intranet site versus distributing information by paper.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: DOL , Electronic Delivery , Safe Harbor , SPD

Health Care FSA Limit Projected $2,600 for 2017

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As you may recall, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) put a cap on Health Care FSA salary reductions in 2013, subject to Consumer Price Index (CPI) adjustments in future years. Any adjustments are based upon the average of the Consumer Price Index as of the close of the 12-month period ending on August 31 of such calendar year.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: Health Care FSA , FSA , Limit , ACA , 2017 Limit

Updated CHIP Notice Available

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An updated model notice was posted to the DOL website in late July and can be used by employers now to notify employees of eligibility for premium assistance under Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
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Categories: Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: CHIP , CHIP Notice

Medicare Part D Notice Deadline Approaching Soon

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Prior to the Medicare Part D annual enrollment period and no later than October 14, 2016, employers that provide prescription drug coverage must provide a notice of creditable or non-creditable coverage to Medicare-eligible individuals.
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Categories: Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: Medicare Part D , CMS , DOL , Notice
The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS") recently issued a proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”) pertaining to the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). The Proposed Rule, HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018, sets forth proposed payment parameters and provisions related to risk adjustment, cost sharing and ACA insurance Exchange user fees. The Proposed Rule also provides proposals regarding myriad other aspects of the ACA.
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Categories: Health Care Reform | Tags: Benefit and Payment Parameters , Affordable Care Act , ACA
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