Angela Bohmann

Angela Bohmann

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Retiree Medical Plans can Impose Lifetime Limits

Employers who sponsor medical plans know that those plans can no longer impose lifetime limits on essential health benefits. One exception is for medical plans that cover fewer than two active employees. Retiree medical plans...more

6/10/2015 - Affordable Care Act Employee Benefits Healthcare Lifetime Limits Retiree Drug Expenses

Some Wellness Benefits are Taxable

My colleagues blogged on recent wellness guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the three agencies charged with enforcing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Department of Treasury, the Department...more

5/15/2015 - ADA Affordable Care Act DOL EEOC Employee Benefits Genetic Discrimination HIPAA Income Taxes Privacy Laws W-2 Wellness Programs

Can A Failure To Hire Violate ERISA?

A recent decision of the federal district court for the southern district of Ohio raises interesting questions under Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) that might also affect employer liability under the...more

5/14/2014 - ADA Affordable Care Act Age Discrimination Disability Discrimination Employee Rights Employer Group Health Plans Employer Liability Issues ERISA Full-Time Employees Hiring & Firing

ACA Pay Or Play: Is Your Dependent Coverage Compliant?

Now that the IRS has issued final regulations under Section 4980H, the so-called “pay or play” provision of the Affordable Care Act, employers are deciding how to determine whether employees are full-time (30 hours or more a...more

3/25/2014 - Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Foster Children Full-Time Employees Health Insurance IRS Minimum Essential Coverage Pay or Play Penalties Stepchildren

More About HRAs And Some About EAPs

I blogged recently about IRS and Department of Labor (DOL) guidance restricting the ability of employers to subsidize individual health insurance premiums for their employees after December 31, 2013. That IRS and DOL guidance...more

10/14/2013 - Affordable Care Act DOL EAP Employer Group Health Plans ERISA Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare HRA IRS Premiums

No More Pre-Tax Premiums For Individual Insurance Policies?

Over the years we have seen some employers, particularly small employers, choose to provide health coverage to their employees by paying all or part of the premium for individual insurance policies that the employees have...more

10/11/2013 - Affordable Care Act DOL Employer Group Health Plans Healthcare HRA IRS Premiums SHOP Program Subsidies

DOL Publishes Helpful Self Compliance Tools

The Department of Labor has published two checklists that plan sponsors can use to test their compliance with group health plan requirements. One checklist addresses the Affordable Care Act (ACA or health care reform)...more

3/7/2013 - Affordable Care Act Benefit Plan Sponsors Compliance DOL Employer Group Health Plans HIPAA

Certain Plan Designs Will Cost More Under The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Fees

The Affordable Care Act establishes a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute as a private nonprofit corporation to assist patients, clinicians, purchasers and policy makers in making informed health decisions using...more

12/26/2012 - Affordable Care Act Flexible Spending Accounts HRA HSA IRS Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Self-Funded Health Plans

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