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Health Plans Must Pay Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Fees Beginning Plan Year 2012

By | Healthcare and Welfare, Healthcare Reform Blog, PPACA | No Comments
Health insurance carriers and sponsors of self-funded group health plans will soon be subject to an annual patient-centered research fee, according to Section 6301 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Created to fund the newly-established Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, whose mission is to engage comparative c ... Read More

Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Rebates

By | ACA, Affordable Care Act, Healthcare and Welfare, PPACA, Uncategorized | No Comments
A key provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) stipulates that insurance carriers must spend a cetain percentage – 85% on large groups and 80% on small or individual groups – of collected premiums on medical care and quality improvement. Under this provision – which only applies to traditionally-insured health pl ... Read More

W-2 Health Care Cost of Coverage Reporting Requirements

By | Affordable Care Act, Healthcare and Welfare, Healthcare Reform Blog, PPACA | No Comments
Beginning in tax year 2012 – and reportable on W-2s issued in early 2013 – employers will be required to provide their employees with the total cost of their group health benefit plan. This new cost of coverage requirement, which pertains only to employers with 250 or more employees, is for informational purposes only – it will not reflect ... Read More

New $2,500 Limit on FSA Contributions Beginning 2013

By | Affordable Care Act, Insurance Marketplace, PPACA, SCA Compliance, Uncategorized | No Comments
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), health care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) will have a newly-imposed $2,500 maximum contribution limit effective January 1, 2013. Maximum contribution limits will then be adjusted for inflation – or deflation – in subsequent tax years. This new $2,500 limit pertains to all plan ... Read More