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Retirement Doctor: DOL Guidance for Paying   401(k) Fees from Plan Assets

Nov 2, 2018 10:05:59 AM / by Mike Rogers posted in ERISA, best practices, 401(k) plan, 401(k), 401(k) plan sponsor, Audit, Retirement Doctor

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What Your Employees Ask: How Do I Get the Most out of My PPO?

Oct 16, 2018 10:22:03 AM / by Alex Hays posted in What Your Employees Ask

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If you have an PPO plan, your healthcare is fairly open ended and you are able to make decisions about your health care that you wouldn’t be able to make with an HMO. Knowing how to get the most out of your PPO is going to be extremely important if you want to get the best care for the best cost. Even if you are perfectly healthy now, it’s a good idea to know how to take steps to prevent future issues and to make sure that you are ready if an issue were to arise.

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Retirement Doctor: How America Saves 2018

Oct 4, 2018 10:58:54 AM / by Mike Rogers posted in Fees, ERISA, best practices, 401(k) plan, 401(k), 401(k) plan sponsor, Audit

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What Your Employees Ask: What is an HRA, FSA, and HSA?

Sep 18, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Alex Hays posted in What Your Employees Ask

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Medical insurance helps to reduce the cost of medical care but there are sometimes accounts added to those plans (or offered separately) to assist with the remaining costs. HRAs, FSAs, and HSAs are all accounts that are paired with your health insurance to help give you some additional help with your health expenses. You and/or your company contribute to the account with pre-tax money and when you spend it, it is also tax free. That’s going to help quite a bit if you have an upcoming procedure or if you or your spouse are having a baby. Pre-tax allows you to save a lot of money on expensive procedures, so these accounts are highly encouraged. So what is the difference?

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Employer Treatment of MLR Rebates

Sep 13, 2018 1:28:33 PM / by FiliceAdmin posted in ACA Compliance, MLR Rebates, MLR

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Under the Affordable Care Act, insurance carriers are required to spend a minimum percentage of premium dollars on medical care and health care quality improvement.

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Retirement Doctor: Audit Red Flags

Sep 6, 2018 10:10:26 AM / by Mike Rogers posted in Fees, ERISA, best practices, 401(k) plan, 401(k), 401(k) plan sponsor, Audit, Retirement Doctor

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Avoiding Audit Flags – How to reduce the chance of an audit.

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What the New Association Health Plan Rule Means for California Employers

Aug 28, 2018 9:59:02 AM / by Filice Compliance posted in U.S. Department of Labor, association health plans, AHP, commonality of interest, California Employers, MEWA, Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements, self-funded

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On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its long-awaited final rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs). 

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What Your Employees Ask: Which Medical Plan Do I Choose?

Aug 22, 2018 1:25:16 PM / by Alex Hays posted in What Your Employees Ask

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Health Care for Out of State Students

Jul 25, 2018 11:05:15 AM / by Kelley Filice Jensen posted in Front Page Post, Kelley Jensen, Student Health Care

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My child is going to school in California (or a different state than I reside) what should he do about health insurance?  Currently, he is covered by a plan in the state our family lives.

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