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October 21, 2017

With DOL Audits on the rise, ERISA compliance has become all the more important to help protect companies against significant related fines.  Click HERE to learn about 7 common  ERISA compliance pitfalls and contact Benefit Team at (800) 248-7114 to learn how we help clients create a more ERISA compliant landscape.

October 13, 2017

On its front page, the Washington Post  (10/13, A1, Goldstein, Eilperin) reports that the White House confirmed Thursday that it will stop making federal payments for “cost-sharing reductions,” payments to health insurers “that help millions of lower-income Americans afford coverage.” A statement from the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that the “cutoff would be immediate.” The Post reports that “insurers have said that stopping the cost-sharing payments would be the single gre...

October 12, 2017

Trump To Sign Executive Order To Erase Health Insurance Rules Under ACA.

In a front-page story, the Wall Street Journal  (10/11, A1, Radnofsky, Armour, Mathews, Subscription Publication) reports President Trump plans to sign an executive order today that will attempt to reverse provisions in the Affordable Care Act that placed limits on sales of short-term insurance and will expand alternative insurance arrangements to allow small businesses to associate together for the purpose of buying insuran...

October 12, 2017

Kaiser Health News  (10/11, Terhune) reports that Covered California, the state’s ACA health exchange, announced on Wednesday that “it has ordered insurers to add a surcharge to certain policies next year because the Trump administration has yet to commit to paying a key set of consumer subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.” Officials explained that this move “to impose a 12.4 percent surcharge on silver-level health plans in 2018 means the total premium increase for them will average nearly...

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