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By Employee Benefits Corporation News on 6/30/2014 2:13 PM
In a 5-4 vote on Monday, members of the Supreme Court ruled against a PPACA provision that would have required every employer health plan to cover contraception. Now, "closely held" for-profit businesses can claim exemption from the provision based on their religious beliefs. The definition of "closely held" applies to a limited range of companies, mostly private, family-owned businesses.  
By Employee Benefits Corporation News on 4/25/2014 10:52 AM
Starting in 2015, the IRS will raise the annual maximum contribution limit for Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and the minimum deductible and maximum out-of-pocket (OOP) limits for high deductible health plans (HDHP) to adjust for inflation. 
By Employee Benefits Corporation News on 4/4/2014 8:18 AM
On April 1, 2014, President Obama signed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (ACT) into law. Although the majority of the Act is to reduce the cuts to Medicare reimbursements, the Act also eliminates the deductible limits that went into effect in 2014 and is retroactive to when the Affordable Care Act was enacted in March 2010.
By Employee Benefits Corporation News on 3/28/2014 1:42 PM
The passing of the "Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014" through the House of Representatives on Thursday brought lawmakers one step closer to reforming certain provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
By Employee Benefits Corporation News on 2/26/2014 3:47 PM
The maximum 90-day waiting period final rule was jointly released by the regulators on February 20, 2014. The maximum 90-day waiting period applies to self-insured and insured group medical plans, health reimbursement arrangements and some health FSAs.

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