IRS Publishes PCOR Fees through September 2019

2019-01-18T10:32:44+00:00

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund fee is a fee on issuers of health insurance policies and plan sponsors of self-insured health plans that helps to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which was established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The institute assists, through research, patients, clinicians, purchasers and policy-makers, in making informed [...]

IRS Publishes PCOR Fees through September 20192019-01-18T10:32:44+00:00

Despite Recent Court Ruling – ACA Enforcement Is Still the Law of the Land… For Now

2018-12-18T15:12:45+00:00

On December 14th, the U.S. District Court for the Fifth Circuit in Texas ruled the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional in light of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 which eliminated the tax penalty under the individual mandate. The district court sided with 20 Republican state attorneys general that argued since the individual [...]

Despite Recent Court Ruling – ACA Enforcement Is Still the Law of the Land… For Now2018-12-18T15:12:45+00:00

IRS Releases Adjusted PCOR Fee

2018-11-08T16:28:39+00:00

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund fee is a fee on issuers of health insurance policies and plan sponsors of self-insured health plans that helps to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which was established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The institute assists, through research, patients, clinicians, purchasers and policy-makers, in making health decisions by [...]

IRS Releases Adjusted PCOR Fee2018-11-08T16:28:39+00:00

MassHealth Reinstates HIRD Reporting for Employer Sponsored Health Plans

2018-11-07T20:57:08+00:00

The Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD) form is a new state reporting requirement in Massachusetts beginning in 2018. This form differs from the original HIRD form that was passed into law in 2006 and repealed in 2014. The 2018 form is administered by MassHealth and the Department of Revenue (DOR) through the MassTaxConnect (MTC) web [...]

MassHealth Reinstates HIRD Reporting for Employer Sponsored Health Plans2018-11-07T20:57:08+00:00

Maine is Reinstituting the Per Member Per Month Assessment to Fund the Maine Guaranteed Access Reinsurance Program

2018-11-07T19:36:54+00:00

Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) permits a state to apply for a State Innovation Waiver to pursue innovative strategies for providing their residents with access to high quality, affordable health insurance while retaining the basic protections of the ACA. Recently several states have applied for waivers and have been approved. Among these is the State of [...]

Maine is Reinstituting the Per Member Per Month Assessment to Fund the Maine Guaranteed Access Reinsurance Program2018-11-07T19:36:54+00:00

Considering a TPA to administer your health plan? Ask these 8 questions first

2018-08-08T14:08:07+00:00

This article was published on August 7, 2018 on Employee Benefit News, written by Corte Larossi. We all know that making changes to your health plan can have major consequences for your company. It can impact your medical costs and company bottom line, the health and welfare of your employees, employee satisfaction and performance, as [...]

Considering a TPA to administer your health plan? Ask these 8 questions first2018-08-08T14:08:07+00:00

Amid Uncertainty in Health Care, the Forecast for Self-Funding with an Independent TPA Remains Very Positive

2017-11-07T16:03:47+00:00

The 2018 Forecast for TPAs & Self-Funding, recently released by the Society of Professional Benefit Administrators (SPBA), expects factors to fuel continued growth and expansion by TPAs and self-funded health benefit plans in the coming year. The most significant of these factors is a growing demand by today's workforce for more personalized benefit offerings that [...]

Amid Uncertainty in Health Care, the Forecast for Self-Funding with an Independent TPA Remains Very Positive2017-11-07T16:03:47+00:00

SPBA Releases Industry Update & 2018 Forecast for TPAs & Self-Funding

2017-10-20T13:57:05+00:00

The article below was published on October 17, 2017 by PRWEB, written by Chevy Chase, MD. The Society of Professional Benefit Administrators (SPBA) has released its State of the TPA Industry & Forecast for 2018. Developed annually for the last 37 years, this report shares current happenings in health benefits and self-funding along with projections [...]

SPBA Releases Industry Update & 2018 Forecast for TPAs & Self-Funding2017-10-20T13:57:05+00:00

Why employers should be thinking TPA

2017-09-06T13:58:13+00:00

The article below was published on September 5, 2017 by Employee Benefit News, written by Arthur Jonokuchi. When it comes to healthcare plan administration, ASOs (administrative services only) say they offer a big discount to self-funded plans. If you look closer, however, you’ll see that they actually do come with a cost, both monetarily and [...]

Why employers should be thinking TPA2017-09-06T13:58:13+00:00