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January 5, 2018

On January 4th, 2018 the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) issued a proposed rule for regulating association health plans (AHPs) in response to President Trump's recent executive order that directed the federal government to expand access to AHPs and other types of...

November 27, 2017

Recently released IRS Notice 2017-67 clarifies the requirement that eligible employers who provide a QSEHRA to its eligible employees furnish a written notice to each eligible employee at least 90 days before the beginning of each plan year.

The new guidance is that an...

November 10, 2017

A recurring theme heard frequently these days is that employee wage growth is stagnant. By some measures employee wages are up only 9% since 1973.

However, if you look at employee compensation through a wider lens, and factor in the cost of employee benefits, the total...

November 9, 2017

Small business employees with access to an employer-sponsored QSEHRA and who shop for individual insurance policies on the state or federal exchange can still qualify for government aid.

The available aid, otherwise known as premium tax credits, are based on income and...

September 21, 2017

Interesting article from the Federalist. Increased access, improved quality, and decreased costs with better medical licensing, prescription drug regulation, Food and Drug Administration approval, and patent law.

I like the first three. How about you?

September 19, 2017

The 2017 Kaiser Family Foundation annual survey of employers provides a detailed look at trends in employer-sponsored health coverage including premiums, employee contributions, cost-sharing provisions, and employer practices.

Find it here:  KFF 2017 Employer Health Ben...

April 13, 2017

A recently published report from private benefits exchange provider Liazon highlights employee satisfaction with individual health policies purchased through a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) like the HealthJibe HEA.

The survey of over 20,000 employees...