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Supreme Court Ruling on PPACA – What Does It Mean for Employers?

By: | 07.16.12 | Health Care Reform
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that the “individual mandate” is constitutional as a “tax” and will stand along with the rest of health care reform, what does it mean for employers?   Simply put, it means that the Affordable Care Act wi...

Health Care Reform Update: Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) & Uniform Benefit Summaries

By: | 01.30.12 | Health Care Reform
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued final regulations on the MLR provision that requires health insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of health insurance premiums on medical care. Insurance companies that fail to meet the n...

FAQs Discuss Mental Health Parity, Summary of Benefits and Coverage

By: | 11.09.11 | Health Care Reform
Final regulations regarding the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC), required to be implemented next year under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) likely will “include an applicability date that gives group health plans and health insurance is...

Lactation Equipment Qualifies as Medical Expense

By: | 02.21.11 | Health Care Reform
The IRS has concluded that breast pumps and supplies that assist lactation are medical care under the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore, expenses paid for breast pumps and supplies that assist lactation are now reimbursable medical expenses under Flexible Spending Accoun...