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There’s no indication that medical costs will be decreasing anytime soon. PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), the second largest professional service firm in the world, released a study indicating that medical costs could increase more than six percent this year, with larger increases … Continue reading

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Legal Alert: Senate Republicans Release Healthcare Bill; Largely Mirroring House Bill but with Some Key Differences

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky released a 142-page healthcare “Discussion Draft” of legislation, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), which is the Senate version of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “repeal-and-replace” legislation American Health … Continue reading

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Are you proactive in your human resources practices?

Bob is hired to work at a local company. Bob is excited because although the job pays about the same as his previous job, he believes the hours will be a little better for his family and it is closer … Continue reading

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Legal Alert: House Committees Release Proposed Legislation to Repeal and Replace the ACA

On Monday, March 6, the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees released the American Health Care Act (AHCA), their proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the budget reconciliation … Continue reading

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Legal Alert: Congress Passes Law Expanding use of HRAs by Small Employers

On December 7, 2016, the Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act (“Cures Act”), an omnibus measure that includes the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act (“Relief Act”), which significantly expands small employers’ options for providing health coverage. The Cures Act passed … Continue reading

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Exciting Changes to the Group Services Team!

We are thrilled to introduce our newest team member, Director of Compliance and Human Resources Consulting, Doug Petersma! Doug joins the Group Services team with 30+ years of human resources and operations management experience. He looks forward to using his experience … Continue reading

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Reminder: PCORI Fees Due by August 1, 2016

Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) should keep in mind the upcoming August 1, 2016 deadline for paying fees that fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). As background, PCORI was established as part … Continue reading

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Temporary “Fix” For Individual and Small Group Plans Extended by Administration

The Obama Administration responded in 2013 to complaints about health insurance plans being cancelled or not renewed because of  Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements by offering a one-year moratorium on key aspects of the market reform provisions under the Act. … Continue reading

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