Health Care Reform: Options, Obligations and Opportunities

On Thursday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. ET, "Health Care Reform: Options, Obligations and Opportunities" will be presented by UBA as part of the Wisdom Workplace series.

"Open Enrollment is Over — Now What?"

The December edition of UBA’s Employer Webinar Series will be Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. ET.

HR Elements – PPACA Update

After a month and a half of working through startup issues with its online health insurance marketplace, the Obama Administration turned heads by announcing on Nov. 14 that the federal government will not enforce many of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requirements that are scheduled to take effect in 2014.

Insurers Given Permission to Renew Policies That Don’t Meet PPACA Requirements

On Nov. 14, 2013) the White House announced that insurers will not be required to meet most of the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) if they renew individual or small group policies that were in effect on Oct. 1, 2013.

Open Enrollment is Over — Now What?

While there have been delays on some key provisions of PPACA, employers will need to start planning now to ensure compliance in 2015.

IRS and HHS Technical Clarifications

The IRS and HHS have issued a variety of updates and clarifications over the past two weeks, much of which are quite technical.

Health FSA Rules Liberalized

On Oct. 30, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service issued a notice that liberalizes the "use it or lose it" rule that applies to health flexible spending accounts (HFSAs) and clarifies that employers of all sizes may choose to amend their Section 125 plan to essentially treat the availability of the health marketplaces/exchanges as a one-time change in status event.