Why small employers havent bought into private exchanges yet
The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance on the application of rules in the Tax Code relating to health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts to same-sex couples in the aftermath of the Supreme Courts landmark decision earlier this year striking down the Defense of Marriage Act.
In what can be viewed as a victory for plan sponsors, the Supreme Court ruled that statute of limitation periods written into plan documents are valid, as long as those periods are reasonable.
A group of Catholic health and educational organizations dont have to comply with a federal Affordable Care Act requirement to provide their employees with contraception coverage, a federal judge in New York ruled.
The government failed to send data to health insurers for about 15,000 people who enrolled in Obamacare through early December, an error corrected last week before it could jeopardize their coverage, the U.S. said.
As the year winds down, Contributing Editor Ed Bray outlines what's in store for benefits professionals in 2014. Benefit trends included in Part 2 range from Health Savings Accounts to same-sex marriage compliance.
After speaking with the leader of Towers Watson's Exchange Solutions segment and Liazons CEO to understand how small and larger employers should strategically approach the private exchanges, here are the key thoughts employers of any size should consider when deciding whether to shift to a defined contribution approach to health care benefits.
Scarcity of medical resources, the improved communication between countries, the globalization of health care, Internet marketing and ease of travel are all contributing factors to the rise of medical tourism, which will be a $32.5 billion market by 2019, according to estimates from market intelligence company Transparency Market Research.
Julie Malida, principal for health care fraud solutions in the security intelligence practice at the SAS Institute Inc. shares the top 10 reasons your employees might consider traveling abroad for health care. [Images: Shutterstock]
In the latest ACA delay announced Wednesday, HHS touts brokers as an alternative for small businesses to enroll
Sebelius cautioned that the on switch has not magically been flipped on, though the experience is vastly improved each and every day.
The decision by CMS leaves just eight days for insurers to send bills to those signing up on the last day of the enrollment period.
The cost of employer-sponsored health insurance grew at only 2.1% in 2013, Mercer says, but companies expect levels to jump next year, back to around 5.2%
Social networks kept the 41,000 participants in the Sprint Get Fit Challenge engaged and motivated throughout the 12-week challenge. Collectively, participants (who made up 35% of the telecom companys population) lost more than 41,000 pounds, took almost 4.8 billion steps, and logged nearly 22 million exercise minutes. By building excitement and supportive competition through social media, Sprints wellness leaders engaged participants over the long-term.
Used to assess and evaluate changes in employee health, biometric health screenings are a crucial component of a comprehensive worksite health program. As a result, biometric health screenings are increasing in popularity and are being implemented by more and more employers.
What the lessons of retail marketing can teach benefit professionals about selling and engaging employees in benefit decisions, resulting in more buy-in on health exchanges.