Most employer-sponsored group health plans are subject to COBRA’s continuation coverage requirements. However, some employers, such as churches and small employers, are exempt from COBRA. In addition, certain welfare benefit
On Oct. 30, 2015, the EEOC issued a proposed rule under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) regarding employer wellness programs that are part of group health plans. The proposed
On Oct. 9, 2015, the IRS published Notice 2015-60, which provides the adjusted PCORI fee amount for plan years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2015, and before Oct. 1,
The ACA imposes a maximum dollar limit on employees’ salary reduction contributions to a health FSA. Although the ACA set this limit at $2,500, the limit is indexed for cost-of-living
Stellar’s Healthy Living Calendar, November Edition
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains, our health is influenced by a combination of factors, ones we can control and ones
Reinsurance Fee Contribution Form Due Nov. 16, 2015
Entities required to pay reinsurance fees under the ACA generally must submit a contribution form reporting their enrollment count to HHS by Nov.
ACA Small Group Market Rule Repealed
On Oct. 7, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act into law. The PACE Act eliminates the ACA’s new definition
On Sept. 17, 2015, the IRS released final 2015 versions of Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C, along with related instructions, that employers will use to report under Sections 6055
Senate Passes ACA Small Group Market Rule Repeal
On Oct. 1, 2015, the U.S. Senate passed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act, which was previously passed by the House
Annual Notice Requirements for Employer Group Health Plans
With all of the new regulations, it is easy to forget some of the annual notice requirements that apply to group health plans.