Understanding Employee Benefits

March 2011 Developments – Delay of Federal Enforcement of Claims Procedures and Change in State Income Taxation of Health Benefits in Minnesota

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This is the twelfth in a series of articles about health care reform. One year after the enactment of the health care reform legislation on March 23, 2010, changes are still being made on both the federal and state levels. This article addresses one recent federal policy and one state... Read More

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Benefit Claims Review Process After PPACA

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This is the eighth in a series of articles about health care reform. This Q&A focuses on new joint interim final regulations from the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services. The regulations address the internal and external benefit claims review procedures... Read More

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Preventive Care Health Coverage Mandate

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This is the seventh in a series of articles about health care reform. Q.1 What do the new rules require? A.1 The new rules require nongrandfathered group health plans and group and individual health insurance polices see previous grandfathered article to provide certain preventive services to enrollees under the plan... Read More

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Wellness Programs

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This is the fourth in a series of articles about health care reform. Q.1 I have heard that there are provisions in the Act to encourage the development of wellness programs in health plans. Is that true? A.1 Yes. One provision in the Act requires the Secretary of Health and... Read More

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