Tag: Benefits compliance

Question: Are we required to have employees complete wellness reward screenings which impact health care premiums, prior to the new plan year beginning? Answer: While some employers do take this approach, it may be possible for employers to apply premium reductions for those who complete the required screenings mid-year. The challenge relates to compliance with the Internal…

From the Hotline: HRA and HPID

Question: If a self-funded plan has a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) attached, does the HRA need its own Health Plan Identifier (HPID)? Answer: On October 31, 2014, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency responsible for enforcement, announced that the Health Plan Identifier (HPID) requirement is delayed until further notice. Plans are not…