IRS Announces Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Health and Welfare Plans

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On October 18, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced cost-of-living adjustments to the applicable dollar limits for certain account-based health and welfare plans (see Rev.

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COVID-19 Health & Welfare: Compliance for Employers Update

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While the coronavirus continues to surge nationwide, HR and benefits professionals are scrambling to address employee benefits issues and concerns.

Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement (MEWA) Pros and Cons

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As employers prepare for open enrollment and begin planning recruitment strategies, it is crucial for teams to recognize how they can best maximize their health plan and benefits packages. For some employers, a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA) can help.

2022 Health Policy Outlook

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The US healthcare system is entering the third year of a public health emergency due to COVID-19, and the challenges and enduring pressures of the pandemic will require US Congress and the Biden administration to consider new response strategies.

Abortion Questions Swirl Over Health Lawyers in Post-Roe World

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Wade, health lawyers have been busy making sense of the legal implications of the court’s landmark ruling. The post Abortion Questions Swirl Over Health Lawyers in Post-Roe World appeared first on EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BLOG. Following the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v.

Way Too Early Preview: What the Midterm Election Results Might Mean for Health Policy in 2023

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How to Tackle Common Health and Welfare Questions

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In today's multi-generational workforce, health and wellness benefits are weighted equally with salary expectations. This has driven many employers to focus on providing solid health benefits not only to improve employee retention and engagement, but to attract top talent, as well. This webinar reviews the common challenges human resources and benefits professionals face when offering health and wellness benefits to employees.

IRS Announces 2023 Limits for Health Savings Accounts, High-Deductible Health Plans and Excepted Benefit HRAs

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Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced (See Revenue Procedure 2022-24) cost-of-living adjustments to the applicable dollar limits for health savings accounts (HSAs), high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) and excepted benefit health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) for 2023.

Legal Risks Loom For Employers Protecting Abortion Access

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Webinar | The Latest Developments in Health and Welfare Plans

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This webinar covered the latest on health care reform - legislation that's passed in the last six months, what's on the way, and what it means for your organization. We work in an exciting industry – which means quick changes are the norm, and adaptability is a necessity. Keep your compliance plans up to date with a download of all legislative changes since our last update webinar.

HHS Issues Proposed Rule Under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act: Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities

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The post HHS Issues Proposed Rule Under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act: Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities appeared first on EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BLOG.

Issues Mount as Health Plans Offer At-Home COVID-19 Tests

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The Biden administration’s January guidance that group health plans and insurers cover the costs of at-home COVID-19 tests has rattled insurers and employers. The post Issues Mount as Health Plans Offer At-Home COVID-19 Tests appeared first on EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BLOG.

The DOL Asks and Answers Questions About the New Welfare Plan Fee Disclosure Rules

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In Field Assistance Bulletin 2021-03 (12/31/21) (FAB), the Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance and temporary enforcement policy to address the new 408(b)(2) disclosure requirements that apply to certain service providers to group health plans. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 amended ERISA Section 408(b)(2) to extend the disclosure requirements that have long applied to retirement plans, to group health plans.

Wild Ride Awaits Health, Life Science Policy in 2022

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Healthcare and life sciences lawyers will likely have plenty of work in 2022 thanks to pending legislative and regulatory actions throughout the healthcare, health insurance, and drug and device industries.

Monkeypox in the Workplace: Key Considerations for Employers

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What You Should Be Telling Workers About Monkeypox

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Major Health Systems, Hospital-at-Home Company Launch Advocacy Effort

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A coalition launched by several major health systems and a hospital-at-home company aims to continue delivering hospital-level-at-home care in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Overturning of Roe v. Wade

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Webinar Recap | Healthcare Check In: The Latest Developments in Health and Welfare Plans

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Watch our one-hour webinar and keep your compliance plan up-to-date with a download of recent health and welfare plan legislative changes. We work in an exciting industry—which means quick changes are the norm, and adaptability is a necessity. We cover legislation that's passed, what's on the way, and what it means for your organization. Webinar

Senate Approves Resolution to End COVID-19 National Emergency Declaration

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Employers Seek Clarity on Reproductive Healthcare Benefits Litigation Following EEOC Commissioner Filing

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Jackson Women’s Health Organization, many employers extended travel benefits to women residing in states where abortion or reproductive health procedures may now be unlawful. Following the US Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v.

Respect for Marriage Act Would Protect Same-Sex Couples’ Company Benefits

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New California Law Requires Open Payments Notice to Patients

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Fun For the Whole Family: More ACA Subsidies Apply

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CMS Downshifts on Expectations for Covered Healthcare Provider Staff COVID-19 Vaccination

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HIPAA Faces Test in New Abortion Reality

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In this Axios article, McDermott Partner Scott Weinstein offers perspective on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and health information disclosure. Employee Benefits Health and Welfare Plans abortion Dobbs v.

An Overhaul for Medicare’s Pay Transformation Program

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The Biden administration recently finalized an overhaul of an initiative known as the Medicare Shared Savings Program that seeks to pay health providers based on patient outcomes instead of the number of services they perform.

UK Power Networks rolls out mental health support for field staff

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Electrical distribution network operator UK Power Networks has rolled out mental health support for its field employees, ahead of Men’s Health Awareness Month in November. The post UK Power Networks rolls out mental health support for field staff appeared first on Employee Benefits.

Webinar | Healthcare Check-In: The Latest Developments in Health and Welfare Plans

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We work in an exciting industry – which means quick changes are the norm, and adaptability is a necessity. Keep your compliance plans up to date with a download of all legislative changes since our last update webinar. We'll cover legislation that's passed in the last six months, what's on the way, and what it means for your organization. Join us on Tuesday, Aug. 7 for our one-hour webinar! Upcoming Webinar

Navigating Data Privacy Questions Post-Dobbs

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Jackson Women’s Health Organization has raised many questions about potential efforts by law enforcement agencies to obtain data from healthcare and other service providers to detect the performance of a possibly unlawful abortion. Wade US Department of Health and Human Services

No Surprises Act to Prevent Millions of Surprise Bills

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AHIP and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBS) recently surveyed more than 80 commercial health insurance companies and received responses from 31 companies, which collectively represent 115 million commercial health plan members.

What Should GCs Know About the Abortion Landscape?

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What should company general counsels (GCs) know about abortion trigger bans, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and how not to break the law in light of the new abortion landscape in the United States?

How Can Employers Protect Workers Who Seek Abortion Care?

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COVID and a Cloud of Dust

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