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GSA's Healthcare Reform Series: DOL Audits

DOL Audits – ACA Information Requests Recently, the DOL has been using its investigative authority to enforce compliance with healthcare reform law. The following are documents and information you may... Read More

April 19, 2013
3 min read

Reviewing the Comparative Effectiveness Fees with an Eye on July 31

As many of you may know recently the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations on the Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Fee which will be imposed on health insurers and... Read More

February 15, 2013
3 min read

The Importance of SCA Compliance and Review of Recent DOL Violations

With the Department of Labor wage and hour investigations on the rise, now is an important time to review your company’s SCA compliance. GSA offers customized, in-house training on SCA... Read More

January 30, 2013
3 min read

Healthcare Reform Exchange Notification Date is Put on Hold

As expected, the Department of Labor has postponed the deadline for providing the notice required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regarding the availability of the new insurance exchanges. As you... Read More

January 28, 2013
2 min read

To Play-or-Pay? What is Your Company’s Health Care Reform Strategy

To “Play-or-Pay?” What is Your Company’s Healthcare Reform Strategy In 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will require companies who employ more than 50 full-time employees to... Read More

January 23, 2013
6 min read

New regulations on Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts

Effective January 18, 2013: New regulations on Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts The Department of Labor has announced that new regulations addressing the Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under... Read More

January 17, 2013
5 min read

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), W-2 Reporting Requirements

Government Service Administrators (GSA) is taking a proactive approach in assisting our clients in achieving compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requirements for 2012 Forms W-2... Read More

November 16, 2012
5 min read

IRS Announces Retirement Plan Limitations for 2013

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced the annual Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) for retirement plans and related limitations for the 2013 tax year. Several of the following limits have changed... Read More

November 12, 2012
2 min read

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

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... Read More

October 1, 2012
7 min read

2012 Service Contract Act Health & Welfare Fringe Benefit Changes

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... Read More

July 11, 2012
3 min read

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

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... Read More

May 10, 2012
6 min read

Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Rebates

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... Read More

April 30, 2012
3 min read
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