Category Archives: Uncategorized

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

By | Healthcare and Welfare, PPACA, Uncategorized | No Comments
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

By | Fringe Benefit, Healthcare and Welfare, Service Contract Act, Uncategorized, Wage Determination | No Comments
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 (www.wdol.gov) and Wage and Hour Division (WHD) (www.dol.gov/whd) websites. All Agency DOL Memorandum Number 211 announced the change in rate ... 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

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