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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 MLR, ACA Compliance, MLR Rebates

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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 401(k) plan, 401(k) plan sponsor, Fees, 401(k), best practices, ERISA, 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, California Employers, Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements, self-funded, association health plans, AHP, commonality of interest, MEWA

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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 Kelley Jensen, Front Page Post, 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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Retirement Doctor: Fiduciary and Compliance Mistakes

Jul 24, 2018 2:43:43 PM / by Mike Rogers posted in 401(k) plan, 401(k) plan sponsor, Fees, 401(k), best practices, ERISA, Audit

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Fiduciary and Compliance Mistakes in 403(b) Plans

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Mixed Messages: Reports of the Fiduciary Rule’s Death may be Greatly Exaggerated

Mar 27, 2018 9:35:00 AM / by Mike Rogers posted in DOL fiduciary rule, Supreme Court, appeals court

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When Mark Twain learned that a newspaper had mistakenly printed his obituary, he reportedly responded by saying “Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” We could say the same about the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule (the Rule), although it may be on life support.

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San Francisco's Health Care Security Ordinance

Feb 26, 2018 4:39:57 PM / by Deborah Hyde posted in HCSO, San Francisco

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The Health Care Security Ordinance is a local San Francisco law that mandates employers spend or contribute a minimum amount of money towards health care for employees.

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