With the New Year around the corner, we’d like to arm you with January’s Health Calendar. These National Observances are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about
On Dec. 16, 2013, the IRS issued Notice 2014-1 to address how the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriages from earlier this year affects cafeteria plans, flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
On Nov. 27, 2013, the Dept. of Health and Human Services announced that online enrollment in the FF-SHOP Exchanges would not be available until November 2014. Employers that wish to
Changes to the Use-or-lose Rule for Health FSAs
On Oct. 31, 2013, the IRS released Notice 2013-71, which relaxes the “use-or-lose” rule for health FSAs. Under the relaxed rule, an employer
HCR Reinsurance Fees Possible Exemption for Certain Self insured Plans
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) creates a transitional reinsurance program to help stabilize premiums in the individual market for the first
Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most individuals to obtain acceptable health insurance coverage for themselves and their family members or pay a penalty. This rule is
The Obama administration will delay online ACA enrollment for small businesses in federally operated healthcare exchanges until November 1st, one month later than planned. However, the effective date of coverage
Due to the Affordable Care Act requiring that all individuals have health insurance in 2014 or pay a penalty tax, the Internal Revenue Service is allowing mid-year election changes to
The Affordable Care Act imposes a fee on issuers of specified health insurance policies and plan sponsors of applicable self-insured health plans to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News:
The average family’s health insurance now costs about $16,000, and workers pay more than a quarter of that, according to a new survey.
But health insurance