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  • Expanded List of Preventive Care Benefits

    The ACA requires that specific preventive care services must be included in medical plans, at no cost sharing to plan participants. The required services are …

  • Marketplace Open Enrollment

    Tips for Employees Losing Employer Medical Coverage

  • 2020 HSA & HDHP limits

    The IRS recently released Health Savings Account (HSA) and High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) limits for 2020. Health Savings Accounts For 2020, the HSA maximum …

  • San Francisco HCSO Reporting Due

    San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance

  • IRS 2019 Plan Limits Released

    The IRS has finally released the FSA and Transportation maximum benefit limits for 2019. Here are the 2019 annual limits for employee benefit plans, including: …

  • Legal Challenges to ACA

    When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, it included a mandate requiring that all individuals have health coverage that meets minimum standards. …

  • Final Rule on AHPs

    Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule regarding Association Health Plans (AHPs). AHPs have been proposed as a method of offering smaller …

  • CareFirst Phishing Attack

    CareFirst recently announced a “phishing” attack on an employee’s work email account, which was discovered on March 12. The attack lead to spam emails being …

  • Employer Reimbursements for Health Insurance under the ACA

    In the past, employers were able to reimburse employees for the cost of their individual medical policies, on a tax-free basis per Internal Revenue Code …

  • HIPAA Privacy & Security for Health Plans

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) contains Privacy and Security Rules. The Privacy Rule is intended to provide individual rights regarding …