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Upcoming ERISA-related Supreme Court Cases to Watch | New York Employee Benefits

July 29th, 2015   |   by admin   |   in General News

By Danielle Capilla, Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors The Supreme Court has granted the petition in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, a case centered on the issue of whether the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) preempts Vermont’s health care database law as it was applied to a third-party administrator […]

Cost Sharing Limits Changing for 2016 | NY Benefits Broker

April 15th, 2015   |   by admin   |   in PPACA

By Danielle Capilla, Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors In the Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016 Final Rule issued in February 2015, federal agencies included a clarification that annual cost-sharing limitations for self-only coverage apply to all individuals, regardless of whether the individual is covered by a self-only plan or is covered by […]

Congress Taking (Small) Steps for Employee Wellness Programs |New York Benefits Broker

April 10th, 2015   |   by admin   |   in Wellness

By Jennifer Kupper The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) specifically encourages and promotes the expansion of wellness programs in both the individual and group markets. In the individual market, the secretaries of the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Treasury, and Labor are directed to establish a pilot program to test the […]

PPACA’s Impact on How CDHPs and HSAs Work Together | New York Employee Benefits

April 2nd, 2015   |   by admin   |   in PPACA

 By Bill Olson, Chief Marketing Officer at United Benefit Advisors Employer health savings account (HSA) funding strategies have changed in recent years in response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and its impact on employer-sponsored health insurance plans. Employers are contributing less, on average, to HSAs and the increase in popularity of […]

Final Rule Issues Standards for Insurers and Marketplaces in 2016 | New York Employee Benefits

March 31st, 2015   |   by admin   |   in Industry News

By Linda Rowings, Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Health and Human Services issued a Final Rule with standards for insurers and Marketplaces in 2016, covering topics such as transparency in health insurance rate increases, formulary drug lists, drug mail order opt […]

Survey: Employer Contributions to HSAs Decreasing | Brio Benefits

March 26th, 2015   |   by admin   |   in General News

Posted by: Bill Olson   United Benefit Advisors Health Plan Survey Finds Higher HSA Contributions Correlates to Increased Enrollment in High Deductible Health Plans In 2014, employees saw a 10 percent decrease in their average single Health Savings Account (HSA) employer contribution from the previous year, from $574 in 2013 to $515 in 2014, according […]

Growing Pains: Why Adolescence Is About To Get That Much Harder | New York Employee Benefits

March 24th, 2015   |   by admin   |   in General News

By Elizabeth Kay, Compliance & Retention Analyst, AEIS Advisors Employers that are growing up, and are in the awkward teenage years, are about to get a big surprise, and not the good kind. When a company first opens, they are excited when they first implement their benefit plans for their handful of employees. They offer […]

IRS Requests Input on the Cadillac Tax | NY Health Insurance Broker

March 12th, 2015   |   by admin   |   in IRS

By Linda Rowings, Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors Beginning in 2018, plans that provide coverage that exceeds a threshold will owe an excise tax that is frequently referred to as the “Cadillac tax.” The threshold generally will be $10,200 for single benefits and $27,500 for benefits provided to an employee, retiree, or member […]

Think 2014 tax forms are bad? Here come the 1094 and 1095 for 2015! | Brio Benefits

March 10th, 2015   |   by admin   |   in Industry News

By Bill Olson, Chief Marketing Officer at United Benefit Advisors Our recent blog reviewed the highlights of the new employer and insurer reporting requirements. UBA has created this quick reference chart to help you sort out who should use which form, and when: For comprehensive information on coverage requirements, due dates, special circumstances, controlled groups […]

2015 Cost-of-Living Adjustments | NYC Benefits Broker

February 23rd, 2015   |   by admin   |   in General News

By Linda Rowings Many employee benefit limits are automatically adjusted each year for inflation (this is often referred to as an “indexed” limit). The Internal Revenue Service and the Social Security Administration have released a number of indexed figures for 2015. Limits of particular interest to employers include the following. For health and Section 125 […]