Category Archives: Healthcare and Welfare

Rate Increase Announced for SCA Health and Welfare Fringe Benefits

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Fringe Benefit Rate Requirement for Service Contract Act Increase to $3.81 The U.S. Department of Labor has released its annual memorandum noting a rate increase for Service Contract Act (SCA) Health and Welfare Fringe Benefits. The new rate is $3.81 per hour (up from $3.71 per hour last year) and is required in all government contract bids, or ot ... Read More

Guidance for Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Rebates and Service Contract Act (SCA) Compliance

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Government Service Administrators (GSA) is taking a proactive approach in assisting our clients in achieving compliance with the final interim rule released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in 2010 in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) for processing of MLR rebates. Since you may be receiving ... Read More

2012 Service Contract Act Health & Welfare Fringe Benefit Changes

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Effective June 17, 2012, the Health & Welfare Fringe Benefit Rate issued under the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) increased to $3.71 per hour, as posted on the Wage Determinations Online ( and Wage and Hour Division (WHD) ( websites. All Agency DOL Memorandum Number 211 announced the change in rate ... Read More

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

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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

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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