2019: A Look Forward

A number of significant changes to group health plans have been made since the…


DOL reverses course on ‘80/20’ limitations for tipped employees

Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) released four new opinion letters,…


IRS bumps up 401(k) contribution limit for 2019

Recently, the IRS raised the annual contribution cap for 401(k) and other…


Interact Sensitively with Employees Addicted to Opioids

The National Institute of Drug Abuse reported that 8-12 percent of patients…


Patient Protections

Highlights Choice of Primary Care Provider Plans or issuers that require…


Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act

Highlights Coverage Requirements Group health plans and issuers that provide…


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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – Wellness Program Rules

Highlights Incentive Limits Wellness programs that involve medical exams or…


ACA Overview: Overview of Grandfathered Plans

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains many provisions that affect…


How to Handle Employee Requests for Time Off to Vote

Were you unsure how to handle employee requests for time off to vote this past…


Annual CHIP Notice for Health Plans

Highlights CHIPRA Notice Requirements Some states offer premium assistance…