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ACA Fees, and Forms, and Delays, Oh My!

In the latest round of delays under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Employee Benefits Security Administration recently announced that the deadline for health plans to provide enrollment information to the transitional...more

11/24/2014 - Affordable Care Act Deadlines Employer Group Health Plans Enrollment Health Insurance Health Plan Sponsors Notice Requirements Reinsurance

Identify Yourself! Deadline for Health Plan Identifiers is Fast Approaching

One of the lesser-known health plan requirements adopted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has an initial deadline that is fast approaching, and most employers will need to take action to ensure that...more

9/29/2014 - afford Deadlines ERISA Health Care Providers HHS HIPAA HPID Popular Qualified Health Plans

IRS Announces COLA Increases for Dollar Limitations on Benefits and Contributions

On October 31, 2013 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the cost-of-living adjustments impacting tax-qualified pension plans for 2014. Increases were not made to the individual limits on deferrals and catch-up...more

11/6/2013 - COLA Employee Benefits Employer Contributions IRS Pensions

Employers, Remember Your SBC and New Template!

Employers conducting their annual group health plan open enrollments this fall must remember to include a summary of benefits and coverage (SBC), along with a uniform glossary to that SBC, as required by the Affordable Care...more

8/15/2013 - Affordable Care Act Employer Group Health Plans Healthcare HHS Minimum Essential Coverage Open Enrollment SBC

The Employment Law Authority - July/August 2013

In This Issue: - Supreme Court Issues Two Key Title VII Rulings - Ogletree Deakins Launches New Fall Seminar - Are Your HIPAA Privacy Policies Up To Date - OFCCP Clarifies Damages For Victims Of Bias - The...more

8/14/2013 - Bias Confirmation Proceedings Discrimination EEOC Harassment HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule NLRB OFCCP Retaliation SCOTUS Supervisors Title VII Vance v. Ball State University

Are Your HIPAA Privacy Policies Up to Date?

If you haven’t focused on HIPAA lately, now is the time....more

7/22/2013 - Compliance Deadlines Healthcare HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Privacy Policy

A Check-Up for Wellness Programs–Final Wellness Regulations Issued

Since 2006, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has prohibited health plans from discriminating based upon an individual’s health status. Since many modern wellness programs are expressly designed...more

6/18/2013 - Affordable Care Act Discrimination Final Rules Healthcare HIPAA Open Enrollment Wellness Programs

Final Wellness Regulations Clarify Rules For Discounts Linked To Health Results

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the three federal agencies with primary responsibility for implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA),...more

6/13/2013 - Affordable Care Act DOL Eligibility Employer Group Health Plans HHS HIPAA IRS

Model Notice of Exchanges Issued with New October 1, 2013 Deadline

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Technical Release 2013-02 on May 8, 2013, providing temporary guidance and model notices that will allow employers to comply with another new requirement imposed by the Affordable...more

5/15/2013 - Affordable Care Act DOL FLSA Health Insurance Exchanges Notice Requirements

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