Questions from industry stakeholders have prompted the Obama administration to clarify annual limits on cost sharing under the ACA and how they apply to individuals, families, and self-funded and large group health plans.
Conflicting beneficiary designations for 401(k) plan assets can be tough to sort out when a plan participant dies.
HR technology company Namely has launched an internal benefits brokerage as part of its goal to be an end to end HR solution for growing startups. But the company wants to work with other brokers, not in competition with them.
In the past two years, the corporate pension buy-out market has surged with more than $49 billion in transactions, and that trend should continue unabated as large employers try to shift pension debt off their books.
Suffocating under large loans and with little savings, the majority Gen Xers admit being bogged down with uncertainty when planning for retirement.
Upgrades to benefits management solution help brokers upload files faster, streamline carrier management and defend against errors and omissions claims.
Commentary: Recent guidance issued jointly by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury clarifies how the Affordable Care Act's requirement to provide cost-free coverage for preventive care applies to several types of products and services.
If the DOL's proposal to impose new fiduciary responsibilities on advisers in the retirement space becomes rule, many financial professionals fearing legal liability could abandon that market altogether, and cut off services to low- and middle-income investors, according to FINRA chief Richard Ketchum.
The federal government has erased any residual doubt about how out-of-pocket limits set by the Affordable Care Act will govern family members covered under a group plan.
Nearly half of the 17 state-run public health insurance exchanges are suffering financial difficulties with the chief culprits being high expenses and tepid enrollment, which rose just 12% compared with compared to a 61% increase for Healthcare.gov.
A new partnership will soon give independent insurance agencies access to a program designed to help brokers change their service model and increase profitability.
The ACAís mandated expansion of the definition of the small group market would limit employersí health plan options and lead to premium increases, according to employer groups that are urging the repeal of the mandate before it takes effect in 2016.
The Affordable Care Act is here to stay until at least the next presidential inauguration, but there are some fixes that can be made to make the law work better today, the former head of the Massachusetts Health Connector, often called the template for the ACA, says.
Although the U.S. Supreme Courtís 2014 ruling in the Burwell v Hobby Lobby Stores case addressed in broad terms how exceptions to the Affordable Care Actís mandate for contraceptive benefits coverage can be granted in the private sector, it left some unresolved questions both in the for-profit and in the nonprofit world.
A win for King would have economic benefits for both individuals and employers, according to one think tank.
Trust and education are some of the more favorable characteristics sought in retirement plan providers, as well as key drivers to increasing employee engagement. However, that education is lacking, as most employees have a poor understanding of retirement language.
After two years of health plan enrollments in the emerging online marketplace, itís possible that public and private exchanges are finally converging.
May 29 is 529 Day, a national observance that acknowledges the importance of the college savings tool, but 66% of Americans still donít understand what 529 plans are.
Health care consumers in some parts of the U.S. may face higher premiums next year if some insurers struggle to cover their costs and Congress continues to require that the risk-corridors program established under the ACA be self-sustaining.
DC plan sponsors that take pains to secure competitive institutional pricing for their retirement plansí investment services to maximize retirement savings for active employees may also have an incentive to do so for retirees.