Family Medical Leave Act

2022 Health Insurance Outlook, Changes

2022 Health Insurance Outlook, Changes

As we enter 2022, there are a number of changes on the horizon that plan sponsors need to be aware of as they will affect group health plans as well as employees enrolled in those plans. Some of the changes concern temporary rules that were implemented during the...

Helping Your Employees Find the Right Plan for Them

Helping Your Employees Find the Right Plan for Them

Studies have found that nine out of 10 employees opt for the same benefits every year and that around a third of workers don't fully understand the group health plan benefits they are enrolled for. Staying in the same plan after year can be a waste of money if someone...

Draft Would Help Policyholders Meet Drug Deductibles, Copays

Draft Would Help Policyholders Meet Drug Deductibles, Copays

A model measure would require health plans to include financial assistance that policyholders receive, as well as drug rebates, towards their pharmaceutical deductibles, copays and coinsurance. Most health plans do not allow rebates and outside financial assistance to...

COVID-19 Home Test Kits Reimbursable under FSAs, HSAs

COVID-19 Home Test Kits Reimbursable under FSAs, HSAs

Under new guidance issued by the IRS, at-home COVID-19 testing kits will be considered a reimbursable medical expense under the three main health care savings vehicles offered to employees. This new guidance adds to the list of personal COVID-19-related expenses for...

Pandemic Spurs Supplemental Benefits Uptake Among Workers

Pandemic Spurs Supplemental Benefits Uptake Among Workers

A new study has found that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic nearly half of U.S. workers added one new supplemental health-related benefit on top of their group health coverage. The 2021 “Aflac WorkForces Report” found that 44% of employees bought one additional...

Large Employers Must File ACA Forms, Not the Insurers

Large Employers Must File ACA Forms, Not the Insurers

One mistake more and more employers are making is failing to file the required Affordable Care Act tax-related forms with the IRS. If you are what's considered an "applicable large employer" (ALE) under the ACA, you are required to file with the IRS forms 1094 and...