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Employers look to virtual services to curb rising health costs

WASHINGTON — With the continued cost of healthcare benefits expected to increase by another 5%, topping $15,000 per employee, employers are looking for ways to stem the increase and better engage employees in holistic well-being. One of those ways is through virtual care. The number of employers who believe virtual care will play a significant […]

HHS Issues Key Rule for 2020

A new rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) addresses, among other things, the requirement under the Affordable Care Act that non-grandfathered group health plans limit annual out-of-pocket cost-sharing for coverage of essential health benefits under the plan. Under the rule, these out-of-pocket expenses may not exceed $8,150 for self-only coverage or $16,300 for family coverage in […]

Fees Apply to Employers Sponsoring Certain Self-Insured Plans

As a reminder, employers that sponsor certain self-insured health plansare responsible for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees. Fees for plan years that ended in 2018 are due July 31, 2019. Employers must report and pay the required PCORI fees annually via IRS Form 720. For plan years that ended between January 1, 2018 and September 30, 2018, the […]

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