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DOL Opinion Letter Addresses Wage Garnishment of Employer HSA Contributions
The Individual Coverage HRA Notice: What Are the Requirements?
Can Employee Agreements Mitigate ERISA Fiduciary Exposure?
Eighth Circuit Finds Single Document Can Serve as ERISA Plan Document and SPD
Benefits Education Is Time Well Spent
ERISA Fiduciary Acts May Include Failing to Accurately Advise Plan Participants and Beneficiaries
Fifth Circuit Opinion: State Statute Requiring Plan to Honor Assignments Is Preempted by ERISA (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] OIG Approves Per-Click Fee Arrangement for Online Healthcare Directory
Survey on ACA Risk Adjustment
OCR Cybersecurity Newsletter Focuses on Threats From Malicious Insiders
[Official Guidance] FAQs Regarding Requirements for Non-Issuer Users of a Primary EDE Entity (PDF)
When Ambiguity in Plan Language Cost an Employer $4 Million
[Official Guidance] Text of DOL Opinion Letter CCPA2019-1: Whether Employers' Contributions to Employees' HSAs Constitute Earnings for Wage Garnishment Purposes Under the Consumer Credit Protection Act (PDF)
ACA Round-Up: Health Insurance Tax, Mental Health Parity, and Special Enrollment Periods
Navigating the Payer-Provider Relationship
Recent Increase in IRS Enforcement of ACA Reporting Penalties
[Official Guidance] IRS Announces New Mailing Address for Employee Plans Submissions
Employer Requirements for Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage
[Guidance Overview] October 14 Deadline Nearing for Medicare Part D Creditable/Non-Creditable Coverage Notices
Employers Recognize Need to Improve Employee Health Experience
Streamline Your Open Enrollment Process
A Tale of Two Fiduciaries
Renewal Considerations for 2020
How Does a Plan Sponsor Know When a Participant Makes a Claim for Benefits?
[Guidance Overview] Zombie Benefits: HRAs Are Back from the Dead
[Official Guidance] Text of Agency Final FAQs, Part 39: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Implementation and the 21st Century Cures Act (PDF)
[Official Guidance] EBSA Report on MHPAEA Investigations for Fiscal Year 2018 (PDF)
Eighth Circuit Distinguishes Supreme Court's Amara Ruling; Holds SPD Can Be a Plan
Perfecting Your Benefits Communication Strategy
[Official Guidance] Text of IRS Notice 2019-50: Applicable Amount for the Fee Imposed by ACA Section 9010 for the 2020 Fee Year (PDF)
Health Plan Notifies Members of Privacy Incident Involving Participant Information
Court Awards $41,000 in ERISA Penalties for Failure to Provide Plan Documents
[Guidance Overview] Comprehensive FAQs on Benefits and Other Issues Relating to Hurricanes and Other Workplace Disasters
[Opinion] Reforming the IRS Employer Reporting System: Tax Form 1095, Tax Letter 226-J (PDF)
Plans Need Not Count Drug Manufacturer Coupons Toward the ACA's Cost-Sharing Annual Limits
Tips for Communicating Benefits Topics to Millennials -- from a Millennial
How the New ERISA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Standards Will Affect Your Plans
Agencies Provide Guidance on Coupons and Out-of-Pocket Limits for Nongrandfathered Plans
Apps and Technology Make Shopping for Benefits Easier
[Opinion] Clamoring Companies Complaining About Climbing Claims; Clarification of Covered Care Can Clip Costs
Health Plans: What to Expect Next Year (and Beyond)
San Francisco Posts 2020 Health Care Expenditure Rates
DC Details Employer Reporting for Individual Health Coverage Mandate
How to Communicate Benefits to a Culturally Diverse Population
Tips to Improve Benefits Implementation and Utilization
Certain Genetic Testing Services Qualify as Code Section 213(d) Medical Care
Fourth Circuit Finds Plan Administrator May Have Triggered Fiduciary Status
Prominently Displayed, Fundamental Discrepancy In Benefit Calculation Triggered Contractual Limitations Period
[Guidance Overview] A Shift in Health Care Pricing Transparency
Can Plan Administrators Get Into Trouble by Deciding a Disability Claim Too Quickly?
Fee Shifting in ERISA Cases: Considerations in Mediation
New Employer Health Coverage Reporting Required in Certain States
Total Rewards Statements: Tips to Help Employees Maximize Benefits Value
District Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Mental Health Parity Act Putative Class Action
How to Get Employees to Use Telemedicine
California Expands Domestic Partner Registration Opportunity; San Francisco Announces 2020 HCSO Contribution Rates
[Official Guidance] CMS Is Bringing Health Plan Quality Ratings to All Exchanges for the First Time
Fourth Circuit Vacates Dismissal of Spouse's Fiduciary Breach Claims Against Employer
[Guidance Overview] CMS Floats Plan for Hospital Disclosure of Payer-Specific Prices
IRS Decreases ACA Affordability Percentage for 2020
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