Health Care Reform

Health care reform is complicated. Our resources help employers stay informed and manage changes in benefits compliance and labor laws.

President Trump Ends ACA CSRs

On the evening of October 12, 2017, President Trump announced that cost sharing reductions for low income Americans in relation to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) would be stopped.

October 2017 Executive Order on Healthcare

The order directs various federal agencies to explore options relating to association health plans, short term limited-duration coverage, and health reimbursement arrangements, within the next 60 to 120 days.

IRS Releases Final forms and Instructions for 2017 ACA Reporting

Reporting is required by employers with 50 or more full-time (or full-time equivalent) employees, insurers, or sponsors of self-funded health plans, on health coverage that is offered.

The COBRA Payment Process

The COBRA payment process is subject to various rules in terms of grace periods, notification, premium payment methods, and treatment of insignificant shortfalls.

What You Need to Know about Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

A dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA) is a pre-tax benefit account used to pay for eligible dependent care services.

What You Need to Know about Health Flexible Spending Accounts

A health flexible spending account (FSA) is a pre-tax account used to pay for out-of-pocket health care costs for a participant as well as a participant's spouse and eligible dependents.

Determining COBRA Premiums

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) allows qualified beneficiaries who lose health benefits due to a qualifying event to continue group health benefits.

Senate Releases Proposed Healthcare Bill

On June 22, 2017, the U.S. Senate released a “Discussion Draft” of the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” (BCRA), aimed at "repealing and replacing" the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

DOL Asks for MHPAEA Related Comments

The Department of Labor is requesting comment on a draft model form to request information regarding nonquantitative treatment limitations.

ACA Market Stabilization Final Rule

The rule amends standards relating to special enrollment periods, guaranteed availability, and the timing of the annual open enrollment period in the individual market.