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Medical Loss Ratio Rule Issued by HHS

An Interim Final Rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services provides that fees paid to brokers and agents will not be considered part of "medical care" ...
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Medical Loss Ratio Rule Issued by HHS

An Interim Final Rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services provides that fees paid to brokers and agents will not be considered part of "medical care" ...
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Importance of Annual COBRA Notices Review

Employers should review their COBRA notices to make sure they are compliant with current law. Last fall, the government issued modifications to the Trade Adjustment Act ...
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Importance of Annual COBRA Notices Review

Employers should review their COBRA notices to make sure they are compliant with current law. Last fall, the government issued modifications to the Trade Adjustment Act ...
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Question of the Week

  • ataylor@basusa.com
  • 27.01.2012
The following FAQs were presented in BAS' weekly email newsletter. If you'd like to receive the free weekly email newsletter, complete send an email to ...
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Privacy and Security Compliance Deserves Attention

  • Marla Roshkoff
  • 26.01.2012
Google's announcement this week that beginning March 1, it will merge user data collected across multiple Google services, in conjunction with recent customer security ...
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BAS Launches New HRA Administration Services

Benefit Allocation Systems, Inc. will begin administering Health Reimbursement Accounts (“HRAs”) to compliment its online enrollment and Flexible Spending Account ...
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Insurers Perform Due Diligence Anticipating Medical Loss Ratio Rebates

  • Marla Roshkoff
  • 20.01.2012
The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to implement medical loss ratio provisions for their book of business. A minimum medical loss ratio, or MLR, is a requirement ...
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IRS Issues Revised Form W-2 Health Coverage Reporting Requirements

The IRS issued revised guidance on reporting the cost of employer-sponsored health coverage. Notice 2012-9 clarifies prior guidance and provides details for employers on ...
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Obama Administration Submits Legal Brief Supporting Individual Mandate

As the next move in the continuing saga over the constitutionality of health care reform, the Obama administration submitted a 130-page legal brief to the Supreme Court ...
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New Hires Start off the New Year

BAS has added four new employees to its team to start off the New Year. BAS's new hires will provide support in large account management, programming, call center and ...
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2012 Healthcare Exchange Forecast

The law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP has compiled a “Look Ahead to 2012” for exchange watchers that gives a sense of the current landscape, the big decisions to come ...
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Wisconsin Halts Health Care Exchange Preparation

Almost as fast as Wisconsin started its preparations for state insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, Republican Governor Walker issued an emergency rule ...
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