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Employee Benefits Report – January 2015
Employee Benefits Report
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Employee Benefits Report, January 2015
Volume 13, Number 1
IRS, HHS Cracking Down on “Skinny Plans” Proposed regulations would close a loophole that allowed certain employers to skirt the Affordable Care Act’s minimum value requirement. Read on for details.
COBRA Basics, Part 1 COBRA, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, allows qualifying people formerly covered by an employer’s group plan and their dependents to temporarily continue health coverage at group rates. Employers who don’t understand their COBRA obligations can face penalties. Read on for details.
How to Be a Better Benefits Buyer Employers spend thousands per employee on health insurance plans. Yet few check the quality of their plan before buying. Read on for details.
No Reimbursements for Individual Coverage The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury issued guidance that draws a bright line delineating employer group health coverage from individual coverage sold to those who aren’t covered by government or employer-sponsored health plans. Read on for details.
This Just In…
Some employers have tried to avoid the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate by reducing full-time employees’ hours. But doing so can earn you a visit with a judge.