Employers may soon be able to use a key money-saving strategy that was recently taken away from them by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Remember that $36K penalty the IRS felt the need to remind everybody it would impose on employers that tried to give employees untaxed funds to purchase healthcare coverage? Well, there’s now hope that some employers won’t have to worry about this after all.
When it comes to keeping rising health costs at bay, employers essentially have three choices: change carriers, change coverage or change (i.e., increase) workers’ contributions.
Introducing the worst monetary penalty — on a per employee basis — an employer can subject itself to under healthcare reform.
Getting health plan participants to take the first step toward improving their health is often a daunting task for plan sponsors. Standard financial incentives don’t always work. But a new study has found another carrot that may help.
The feds just announced health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) are exempt from the annual limit restrictions in the healthcare reform law until Jan. 1, 2014.
As you know, completing a health risk assessment (HRA) is one of the best first steps employees can take to start improving their health – not to mention lower your health insurance costs. But there are some common problems.
The new Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) regs have created a slippery slope that can easily lead to inadvertent violations.
Confused (or have employees that are confused) about the changes the health reform law made to how — and what — drug purchases can be reimbursed through pre-tax health savings plans? Well, help has finally arrived.