FAQ About Grandfathered Plans

As employers determine their plan designs for the coming year, those with grandfathered status need to decide if maintaining grandfathered status is their best option.

HIPAA Changes Effective Soon

Final privacy and security regulations were published early this year and are generally effective as of September 23, 2013.

August 2013

A brief roundup of HR news and trends, including new guidance on the reinsurance fee under PPACA.

Sept. 17

With the issuance of final regulations affecting wellness programs, employers with existing programs need to review their programs to see if changes are needed to meet the new requirements. Employers considering adding a wellness program also need to understand the rules.

Completion Update

The validation process has been completed, and we have final totals for the 2013 UBA Health Plan Survey responses: 10,551 companies with 16,928 health plans are included in this year’s database. Congratulations to everyone for all your efforts!

Benefits and Consequences of DOMA Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court’s finding that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) provision denying recognition of the marital status of same-sex couples under federal law is unconstitutional leaves many questions about the post-DOMA application of various federal employee benefit and tax rules.