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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.

What Employers Need to Know about Taxing Benefits

This webinar will help employers understand their obligations when they offer benefits that are subject to income tax withholding and employment taxes.

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.

What Employers Need to Know about Offering and Terminating Employee Benefits

This webinar will help employers understand their responsibilities when offering and terminating employee benefits.

The Trump Effect: What the Election Means for Employee Benefits

As President Trump challenges the status quo in Washington, CEOs, CFOs, and HR decision-makers are preparing for how his Administration could impact the employee benefits industry.

Benefits Balancing Act: The Age of Benefits Administration Technology

Based on research from Guardian's 4th annual Workplace Benefits Study provides insight into the challenges employers face in trying to balance both short-term and long-term benefits demands.

SBC Template and REquired Addendums for Covered Entities under ACA SEction 1557

A Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) is four page (double-sided) communication required by the federal government. It must contain specific information, in a specific order, and with a minimum size type, about a group health benefit's coverage and limitations.

What Employers Need to Know about HIPAA and HITECH

The extent to which HIPAA applies to a health plan depends on the health plan's structure. This webinar will help plan sponsors understand their responsibilities under HIPAA and HITECH.

Medicare Part D: Creditable Coverage Disclosures

Entities such as employers with group health plans that provide prescription drug coverage to individuals that are eligible for Medicare Part D have two major disclosure requirements that they must meet at least annually.

CMS' Proposed Rule on ACA Market Stabilization

On February 17, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to stabilize the health insurance market and address risks to the individual and small group markets.

What Employers Need to Know about Cafeteria Plan Nondiscrimination Rules

This webinar will help employers understand their responsibilities under the nondiscrimination rules.

Communication Works: A Case Study on Why Matters

Join this webinar to learn how the Why Matters(TM) process can improve the benefits enrollment experience.

IRS Memo on Fixed Indemnity Health Plan Benefits Tax Treatment

On January 20, 2017, the IRS released a Memorandum on the tax treatment of benefits paid by fixed indemnity health plans that addresses two questions.

IRS Reporting Tip 1 - 2016 Form 1094-C, Line 22

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals are required to have health insurance while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer health benefits to their full-time employees.