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The insurance exchanges created under Affordable Care Act have facilitated increased competition. Old version managed care models implemented cost-savings measures like pre-authorizations for medical care, hospital length of...more

Excepted Benefits: Final regulations provide guidance on dental, vision and employee assistance plans

The Departments of Labor, the Treasury, and Health and Human Services (the “Departments”) have recently published final regulations related to when limited scope dental and vision benefits and employee assistance programs...more

Monthly Benefits Update - November 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Review of ACA Case Involving Premium Subsidies Offered Through Federally Facilitated Exchanges - The Supreme Court granted review in King v. Burwell, a Fourth Circuit case that upheld an IRS...more

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

Consumer Driven Health Care 2.0: Are Private Health Insurance Exchanges the New ‘Killer App’?

Originally published in Tax Management Weekly Report on 11/05/2012. In a September 27, 2012, front page article, the Wall Street Journal reported that Sears Holdings Corp. and Darden Restaurants, Inc., had adopted a...more

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