Tag: health benefits

Late Friday, the public got its first look at the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The 500-plus page bill is the product of separate House and Senate bills that were reconciled in conference. Congressional Republicans appear to have sufficient votes to pass the reconciled bill in both chambers and deliver it to President Trump’s desk…

On October 12, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Treasury to develop new rules to allow some exemptions from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Order indicates the Administration’s priorities although it has no immediate effect since any rule changes must first…

Editor’s note: Medicare Part D notices are due in a little more than one week so we are re-posting this article that provides details about the requirements for this important deadline. Are you an employer that offers or provides group health coverage to your workers? Does your health plan cover outpatient prescription drugs—either as a…

Question: Can the method that you use to calculate the 12-month period under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) be different for different categories of employees, i.e. part time, full time, management? If an employee was out on a regular disability leave and has been paying for his or her own health insurance and…

Question:   An employee’s spouse is leaving the country and she wants to take him off her medical, dental and vision benefits and it is not open enrollment. Would this be considered a qualifying life event? Answer: The first concern and “fact check” as it relates to mid-year election changes is to check the plan documents…