Spring Brings Bloom of Proposed Rules

Federal regulators have been busy recently with their own version of spring cleaning, announcing tweaks to Medicare notices, health savings account limits and a host of other proposed rules that would affect employer-sponsored health care plans.

Employers Continue to Look for Savings
Good Wellness Starts From Bottom — and Top
June 30 Deadline for FSA Amendments

As explained in our November 2010 article, last year’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) restricted the ability of employer health plans, including flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), to reimburse expenses incurred for over-the-counter (OTC) medications.

UBA Survey: Most Employers Do Not Want Universal Care

Despite concerns about the impact of rising health care costs on their businesses and employees, only one in six employers (16.3 percent) say they favor a federally tax-funded universal health care system, according to the 2011 UBA Benefit Opinions Survey.

June Webinar: HIPAA / HITECH Refresher

Learn an overview of general HIPAA Privacy and Security rules, focusing on what has changed since enactment of the HITECH Act.