Understanding Employee Benefits

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

Topics: Health Care Reform

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

Topics: Health Care Reform

Tax Incentives and Revenue Increases

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This is the third in a series of articles  about health care reform. The following questions and answers are organized by the effective date of the particular provision. Effective in 2010 Q.1 I heard that some small employers are eligible to receive a business tax credit for making contributions to... Read More

Topics: Health Care Reform

Impact on Grandfathered Employer Plans

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This is the second in a series of articles about health care reform. Q.1 What is a grandfathered plan? A.1 Group health plans in effect on March 23, 2010, are considered grandfathered plans. Having grandfathered plan status significantly affects the application of health care reform. Certain deadlines for changes are... Read More

Topics: Health Care Reform