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Frequently Asked Questions
Must we continue to offer health coverage to employees who take leave to serve in the U.S. armed forces?
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) provides certain protections for employees who must be absent from work due to uniformed service. These protections include re-employment rights, protection from discrimination and the right to the continuation of group health coverage.…Read More »
HSA eligibility is determined on a monthly basis and not on a plan year or calendar year basis. An individual is only allowed to establish and contribute to an HSA if they’re enrolled in a qualified HDHP and have no other disqualifying…Read More »
Generally speaking, employees and former employees may participate in an HRA. If the HRA is a general-purpose HRA for active employees, the ACA requires that the HRA be integrated with group health coverage. Very generally, “integrated” means that the HRA covers expenses…Read More »
No. Simply posting the SPDs on your intranet is not enough. Employers must ensure the intended recipients receive the SPDs. For example, merely providing employees with access to a computer in a common area (e.g., a computer kiosk) is not a permissible…Read More »
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