COBRA Notices and ACA-Related Guidance

On June 30, 2014 By Tevis

On May 2, 2014, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury (the Agencies) issued proposed rules as well as FAQs involving modifications to COBRA Notices, adding new language about “Exchange Options.” The FAQs also contain changes to … Continue reading


More Transitional Relief for Large Employers: Final Play or Pay Regulations

On February 14, 2014 By Tevis

On Tuesday, February 10, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published final regulations on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) large employer Pay or Play mandate, which requires large employers to provide health care benefits to full-time/FTE employees or risk paying substantial … Continue reading


December BenefitsBuzz

On December 11, 2012 By Tevis

Tips for a Smooth Open Enrollment Season Much too often, employees are unaware of the changes in benefits offerings from year to year and, by default, select the same plan they chose the year before, even if it is no … Continue reading


October BenefitsBuzz

On October 5, 2012 By Tevis

Temporary Guidance Issued on 90-day Waiting Period Limit New temporary guidance has been released regarding the 90-day maximum waiting period mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA stipulates that for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, … Continue reading


Blueprint for Benefits Cost-Containment

On June 5, 2012 By Tevis

Even the most optimistic of CFOs and HR Executives swallow hard after taking a good look at the current U.S. Health Insurance landscape. One needs only to focus on three immutable facts to understand the challenges that Employers face as … Continue reading


Fully Insured or Self-Funding: Is It Time to Reconsider?

On March 20, 2012 By Tevis

Fully-Insured Plans When a company offers their employees a traditional Fully Insured Health Plan, the company pays the insurance premium and the cost in most cases is share with the employee. The premium rates for this coverage are fixed for … Continue reading


FAQs on Enrollment and Employer Shared Responsibility Requirements

On February 15, 2012 By Tevis

The health care reforms made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or Affordable Care Act) have staggered effective dates, with many important provisions becoming effective in 2014. The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury … Continue reading


February BenefitsBuzz

On February 3, 2012 By Tevis

Employers Offer Unconventional Perks to Balance Cuts Company budgets have been squeezed in recent years, and employees are feeling the pressure in the form of pay cuts, heavier workloads, higher health care premiums and reduced 401(k) matches. Employers want to … Continue reading


Workplace Wellness: Managing Employee Obesity

On December 27, 2011 By Tevis

Obesity is unfortunately one of the most typical and most troublesome of the serious health conditions present among employees. Obese or overweight employees can negatively affect your company productivity levels, increase the costs of healthcare benefits, and are at risk … Continue reading