April BenefitBuzz: ACA Litigation & Rule Changes

On March 25, 2016 By Tevis

ACA Litigation May Affect Employers A New York district court will hear the first case on whether employers may reduce their employees’ work hours in order to avoid providing health benefits required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case … Continue reading


August BenefitsBuzz

On July 24, 2015 By Tevis

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies in Federal Exchanges On June 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in King v. Burwell. The case challenged the availability of health insurance Exchange subsidies in every state, including states with … Continue reading


January 2015 BenefitsBuzz

On December 31, 2014 By Tevis

HHS Issues Proposed Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016 On Nov. 21, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the 2016 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters Proposed Rule, which contains several proposed changes for 2016. Among … Continue reading


November BenefitsBuzz

On October 24, 2014 By Tevis

Agencies Issue Final Rule Expanding the Definition of Excepted Benefits On Sept. 26, 2014, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury issued final regulations expanding one category of excepted benefits. Excepted benefits are certain … Continue reading


May BenefitsBuzz

On May 3, 2013 By Tevis

HIPAA Certificates Required During 2014 For plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits group health plans and issuers from imposing pre-existing condition exclusions (PCEs) on any enrollees. Currently, ACA prohibits PCEs for … Continue reading