The private and public exchanges offer employers an opportunity to help manage costs and provide personalized benefits, but there is no one-size-fits-all solution, industry experts say.
Are your clients prepared for a 401(k) plan audit? When the Employee Benefits Security Administration knocks on the door and starts requesting plan documents, financial records, account statements, contracts and more, it can be overwhelming. The best offense is a good defense, so be prepared. Take a glimpse into a recent audit and the laundry list of documents requested.
In two employer-focused sessions at AHIPs annual policy conference in Washington this week, the excise tax in the ACA known as the Cadillac tax dominated the list of future concerns for plan sponsors.
U.S. Health Insurance Regulator Gary Cohen has long wanted to return home to California, and the end of open enrollment seemed like the perfect time to make that move, he told the media Thursday, two days after announcing his resignation.
On Feb. 26, Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released a discussion draft of the Tax Reform Act of 2014 that more completely spells out the tradeoffs for tax reform. Camps draft legislation reduces and simplifies the current income tax rate structure, but may modify or eliminate provisions relating to employee benefit plans.
By bundling all costs for the surgery under one negotiated price and offering expertise that lowers the odds of complications, the Cleveland Clinic can give employers a better deal than some hospitals closer to employees' homes.
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In the Benefitnews Bookstore, U.S. and Canadian employers can choose from among the newest titles and benefits classics from the most respected publisher in the business ... the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
Detailed directories of employee assistance programs, disability insurance providers, fitness and wellness programs, life insurance brokers, national health plan network providers, pharmacy benefit management providers, retirement plan services and more.
A complete guide to the Affordable Care Act's key dates and deadlines.
Details about EBA's awards for Employee Benefit Adviser of the Year, Health Plan Adviser of the Year, Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year and Voluntary Benefits Adviser of the Year.
Helen Darling, retiring this spring from her role as president of the National Business Group on Health, discusses some of the challenges and choices ahead as employers prepare for the ongoing rollout of the ACA and private and public exchanges.
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