From policy reminders to breaking news on the federal and state level, we keep our clients and partners updated on the topics that matter in healthcare, wellness and employee benefits.
CMS recently updated its guidance that provides an overview of the federal market requirements applicable to non-federal governmental plans, including self-funded and fully insured plans. As background, CMS is the entity that oversees compliance and enforcement of the Public Health Service Act…Read More »
On April 29, 2019, the DOL published a statement regarding the March 28, 2019, district court ruling that invalidated major provisions of the DOL’s final rules on association health plans (AHPs). See our article on the ruling in the April 2, 2019, issue…Read More »
The IRS recently published IRS Chief Counsel Memorandum 201912001, which is dated December 21, 2018, and relates to health insurance costs of employee family members of 2 percent S corporation shareholders. The memo addresses an individual who owns 100 percent of an…Read More »
On April 1, 2019, CMS released the 2020 parameters for the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit. This information is used by employers to determine whether the prescription drug coverage offered by their group coverage is creditable or non-creditable. To be creditable,…Read More »