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Payment and Grace Period Flexibilities Announced

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted guidance on Payment and Grace Period Flexibilities for Issuers Offering Coverage on the Federally-facilitated Exchanges and State-based Exchanges on the Federal Platform. Under the newly released guidance, CMS announced that it … Continue reading

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Information for Employers and Group Health Plan Sponsors on COVID-19

States and the federal government have issued (or re-issued) guidance for employers in response to the recent novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. As of March 14, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported more than … Continue reading

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Coronavirus and Workers’ Compensation

Mar 05, 2020 By Chris Boggs, CPCU, ARM, ALCM, LPCS, AAI, APA, CWCA, CRIS, AINS  Executive Director, IIABA’s Virtual University A pandemic is defined as, an outbreak of a disease that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally … Continue reading

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CMS Extends Transition Relief for Non-Compliant Plans through 2021

On January 31, 2020 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a one-year extension to the transition policy (originally announced November 14, 2013 and extended six times since) for individual and small group health plans that allows issuers … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY 2020: American Heart Month

Heart disease, which includes strokes and other cardiovascular diseases, is a pervasive problem in the United States. In fact, more than 12 million people visit their physicians each year for heart disease-related reasons. Individuals diagnosed with heart disease may suffer … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus is Getting Worse

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Congress Expected to Pass Spending Bill that Repeals Three Major ACA Taxes, Extends PCORI

On December 17, 2019, the House and Senate agreed to a bipartisan legislative package of spending bills to avoid a government shutdown.  This package of bills is collectively referred to as the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (the “Act”). The … Continue reading

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Benefits 101 – Intro to Group Health

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Client Alert!

Departments Adopt Non-Enforcement Policy on Drug Manufacturer Coupons    On August 26, 2019, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Treasury released an FAQ that provides guidance to employers, plan sponsors and health insurance issuers regarding a … Continue reading

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