Webinar– Employee Handbooks — Do’s and Don’ts

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

An Excluded Employee Is A Potentially Dangerous Employee

There’s a certain camaraderie between most employees. It’s that team spirit that enables departments within companies to do more than they could if everyone performed their duties individually.

Transitional Reinsurance Fee Filing Date Extended to December 5

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for group health plans to complete their 2014 transitional reinsurance fee (TRF) submission.

Self-Funded Plans Must File Transitional Reinsurance Program Form By December 5

The transitional reinsurance fee (TRF) applies to fully insured and self-funded major medical plans for 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Agencies Disallow Several Plan Designs; Other Federal Developments

The upcoming employer-shared responsibility ("play or pay") requirements have spawned a number of different approaches to meeting the requirement that large employers offer coverage or pay penalties.

A To-Do List for Sponsors of Self-Funded Group Health Plans

Below are some to-dos for sponsors of self-funded group health plans. The information is limited generally to the "what" and the "when." For a summary of the PPACA provisions that apply to group health plans and whether the provision applies to self-funded plans, request UBA’s PPACA Decision Guide for Self-funded Plans.

2015 Annual Limits Card

2015 Annual Limits Card includes 2014 and 2015 limits for contributions and benefit limits, compensation amounts, social security, health Plan limits, Medicare, and more.

Requirement to Obtain a Health Plan Identifier (HPID) Delayed

On Friday, October 31, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) quietly updated its Health Plan Identifier information page to delay the requirement that insurance carriers and self-funded health plans obtain a health plan identifier (HPID).

UBA Compliance Recap October 2014

During the month of October, there were developments in the courts and new information from the regulatory agencies that may affect sponsors of group health plans.

Employee Leaves under the FMLA, ADA, and Other Laws

Managing leaves of absence is an ongoing issue for many employers. Several laws potentially apply to leaves — the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and workers’ compensation apply most often. Recent guidance under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act has added protections for pregnant employees.