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Jan
27
New Regulations Proposed for Summary of Benefits and Coverage
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The Departments of HHS, DOL and Treasury released a proposed new SBC template, instructions, uniform glossary and other materials. According to the Departments, the proposed changes are designed to improve consumers’ access to important health plan information, as well as to provide clarifications that will make it easier for group health plans and health insurance issuers to comply with the SBC requirement.

The proposed modifications would clarify when and how a plan or issuer must…

Jan
27
New Regulations Proposed for Summary of Benefits and Coverage
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The Departments of HHS, DOL and Treasury released a proposed new SBC template, instructions, uniform glossary and other materials. According to the Departments, the proposed changes are designed to improve consumers’ access to important health plan information, as well as to provide clarifications that will make it easier for group health plans and health insurance issuers to comply with the SBC requirement.

The proposed modifications would clarify when and how a plan or issuer must…

Jun
11
Is Your Health Plan Ready for 2015?
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Additional reforms become effective in 2015 for employers sponsoring group health plans. For 2015, the most significant ACA development impacting employers is the shared responsibility penalty for applicable large employers, the look-back measurement method, and related reporting requirements. Are you prepared for the Health Care Reform upcoming 2015 requirements?  It is time to develop a compliance strategy.

May
06
COBRA Sync w/ HCR
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DOL issued proposed regulations which seek to amend the notice requirements under COBRA.  The changes are intended to better align the provision of guidance under the COBRA notice requirements with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions already in effect and prepare for any provisions of federal law that will become applicable in the future.
These model notices include references to the ACA, noting that some qualified beneficiaries (1) may want to consider and…

Sep
04
Healthcare Reform Marketplan Health Plan Categories
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Do you know the difference between the metallic Healthcare Reform medical plans?  What plan works best for you?  What is the difference between paying 60% and 80% of your medical care?

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