Webinar: What Employers Need to Know About Retiree Coverage

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 @ 10:04 AM

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

This webinar will help plan sponsors understand the compliance issues surrounding retiree health plan coverage.

This webinar will:

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Learning Events

Compliance Recap - February 2020

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Mar 10, 2020 @ 09:03 AM

February was a busy month in the employee benefits world.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

Webinar: What Employers Need to Know About HIPAA and HITECH

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Mar 2, 2020 @ 09:03 AM

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), its administrative simplification regulations, and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) provide administrative, privacy, and security standards for health plans and their business associates.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Learning Events

Highlights of the Summary of Benefits & Coverage Requirement

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Feb 27, 2020 @ 11:02 AM


Plan administrators of group health plans must provide a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) to eligible individuals. Insurer is responsible for creating the SBC for fully insured plans, and the insurer and plan administrator are both responsible for distributing to participants in insured plans. 

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

Proposed 2021 Benefit Payment and Parameters Rule

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 @ 10:02 AM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule for benefit payment and parameters for 2021. CMS also released its draft 2021 actuarial value calculator and draft 2021 actuarial value calculator methodology.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

Compliance Recap - January 2020

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Feb 12, 2020 @ 08:02 AM

January was a busy month in the employee benefits world.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

Webinar: What Employers Need to Know About Handling Benefits When Employees are on Medical Leave

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Feb 4, 2020 @ 08:02 AM

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

This webinar will:

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Learning Events

What Group Plan Sponsors Need to Know about ERISA

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Jan 30, 2020 @ 11:01 AM

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was signed in 1974. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is the agency responsible for administering and enforcing this law.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits

Proposed Rules on Coverage Transparency and Final Rules on Hospital Price Transparency - Updated

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Jan 20, 2020 @ 09:01 AM

On November 15, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Labor (DOL), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (collectively, Departments) released proposed rules on coverage transparency.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits

Federal Requirements for Fully Insured and Self-Funded Plans

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Jan 15, 2020 @ 08:01 AM

Updated January 2020

A plan sponsor’s requirements under federal law will vary depending on factors such as group health plan design, size, grandfathered status, and whether the plan is fully insured or self-funded.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits