Posts in Benefit Minute

  1. Outlook for Healthcare Legislation and Regulation After the 2018 Midterm Election (Benefit Minute)

    Healthcare was the hot topic in the 2018 midterm election as exit polls showed that approximately 40% of voters ranked it as the most important issue.  On this issue, Democrats held the advantage which allowed them to gain control of the House of Representatives by a margin of 234 to 200 (one seat still undecided).  […]

  2. Overview of Medicare Secondary Payer Provisions (Benefit Minute)
  3. IRS Provides Guidance on Employer Tax Credit for Paid Family & Medical Leave (Benefit Minute)
  4. Recent Litigation Revolving Around the ACA (Benefit Minute)

    Individual Mandate The 2018 tax reform law eliminated the penalty for failing to comply with the ACA’s individual mandate beginning in 2019.  As a result, twenty Republican states filed a lawsuit in Texas arguing that the individual mandate is fundamental to the ACA. They believe that, without the mandate, the ACA is no longer workable […]

  5. Taxable & Nontaxable Fringe Benefits: A Refresher (Benefit Minute)
  6. DOL Expands Association Health Plans (Benefit Minute)
  7. Department of Labor Continues to Focus on Mental Health Parity (Benefit Minute)

    The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) requires that financial requirements and quantitative treatment limitations imposed on mental health and substance use disorder benefits cannot be more restrictive than the requirements that apply to medical/surgical benefits in the same classification.

  8. Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (MHWFA) (Benefit Minute)
  9. New Disability Claims Regulation Effective April 2, 2018 (Benefit Minute)