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[Guidance Overview] How the 2019 ACA Affordability Increase to 9.86% Affects Employers
DOL Health Plan Audits: Checklist of Commonly Requested Documents (PDF)
[Official Guidance] From IRS: 'Understanding Your Letter 227'
[Guidance Overview] Affordability Threshold Set to Jump Significantly in 2019
The Gig Is Up: California Supreme Court Rewrites Rules for Independent Contractors
Sixth Circuit Highlights Importance of 'Firestone' Language
South Carolina Enacts First Insurance Cybersecurity Act Based on NAIC Model Law
Blockchain Could Help Improve Physician Directories, But Trust Among Health Plans Likely Must Come First
Can the Plan Pay for That?
They're Yours, They're Mine or They're on Their Own: More on Employee vs. Independent Contractor
Health Plans' Anti-Assignment Clauses Upheld by Two More Federal Appellate Courts
Ninth Circuit Holds That Substantial Contribution Standard Applies to AD&D Policy Exclusion
Third Circuit: Anti-Assignment Clauses in ERISA Health Plans Are Enforceable
ACA Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Fee Payment Is Due July 31
Disability Benefits Claims May Settle Faster Under New Claims Procedures Regs
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS Memo: Enrollee-Level Edge Dataset for Research Requests (PDF)
HHS Finalizes 2019 Out-of-Pocket Maximums
The New Drug Blueprint: What's In It for Employer Plans?
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS Quick Start Guide: Web Form for Federally-Facilitated Marketplace User Fee Adjustment (PDF)
A Persona-Based Approach Can Make a Big Impact on Your Organization
Managing Health Benefits for Employees with Fluctuating Hours
ACA Section 1557 Litigation Casts Doubt on Status of Current 1557 Regs
[Guidance Overview] IRS Announces HSA and HDHP Limitations for 2019
Sixth Circuit Clarifies Importance of Firestone Language for ERISA Plan Interpretation
Dynamex Case Sets Forth New California Standard for Answering the Question: Employee or Independent Contractor?
Many Plan Participants Lack Access and Skills to Fully Engage with Technology (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] New DOL Claims Procedures for Disability Benefits: Action Items to Stay in Compliance
IRS Sending ACA Noncompliance Notices to Some Already Compliant Employers
Employee Benefit Risk Management from a Board's Perspective (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] IRS Releases 2019 Inflation Adjusted Amounts for HSAs
Sixth Circuit Holds That Contra Proferentum and Firestone Deference Are Incompatible on Issues of ERISA Plan Interpretation
[Guidance Overview] Departments Ramp Up Mental Health Parity Compliance and Enforcement Efforts
Ninth Circuit Upholds Anti-Assignment Provisions in ERISA Plans to Bar Suits by Healthcare Providers for ERISA Benefits
[Guidance Overview] Independent Contractor or Employee? Precautions for California Employers
Must Employers Report QSEHRA Benefits on Form W-2?
IRS Publication 5279: Your Pathway to Becoming an Enrolled Agent (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS Final Regs: Correction to Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019
[Official Guidance] Text of IRS Disaster Relief Notice NC-2018-02, for Victims of Tornadoes and Severe Storms North Carolina
[Official Guidance] 2017-2018 IRS Priority Guidance Plan, 3rd Quarter Update (PDF)
The Big Difference between Form 5500 Filing Requirements for Welfare and Retirement Plans
California's Independent Contractor Decision: What It Means for ERISA Plans
[Guidance Overview] Massachusetts Issues Updated Employer Healthcare Penalty Appeal Guidance
[Official Guidance] Text of IRS Disaster Relief Notice IN-2018-01, for Victims of Severe Storms and Flooding in Indiana
[Guidance Overview] IRS Publication 5208: Determining If You Are an Applicable Large Employer (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] Mental Health Parity: Compliance Steps for Plan Sponsors (PDF)
Benefits Fragmentation Is Biggest Hurdle to Employee Engagement
An Overview of Nondiscrimination Testing of Self-Insured Health Benefits
Evaluating Near-Site and Onsite Healthcare Clinics
[Guidance Overview] The New Massachusetts Employer Healthcare Coverage Form
CMS Proposed Regs Would Require Hospital Price Transparency
EBSA Health Investigations Remained Steady Last Year, More Than Half Involved Mental Health Parity
[Guidance Overview] Feds Update Mental Health and Substance Abuse Parity Guidance
[Guidance Overview] New Guidance on Group Health Plan MHPAEA Compliance
[Guidance Overview] DOL's Final Rule on Disability Claim Procedures Take Effect
[Official Guidance] Text of IRS Disaster Relief AL-2018-03, for Victims of Severe Storms and Tornadoes in Alabama
[Guidance Overview] Agencies Bolster Reasoning for Out-of-Network Emergency Services Payment Method
Making Health Insurance Enrollment as Automatic as Possible
California Supreme Court Holds Worker Classifications Easy as A-B-C
California Supreme Court Applies 'ABC' Test When Assessing Independent Contractor Status
The State of North Carolina Conducted a Dependent Audit of Its Health Plan -- Should You?

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