The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently finalized its much-anticipated rule which expands opportunities for small businesses and certain
In February, we reported that the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that could make it easier for small businesses to join together to
Employers who sponsor a wellness plan and service providers that offer wellness plans to their customers should be aware of recent enforcement
On July 6, 2011, the Board of Directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) announced that the company would credit customers some $4.26 million in the form of policy credits on individual and group health policies.
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.
Benefit plan design, administration and documentation is not thrilling stuff.
Effective for plan years beginning on or after September 23 (January 1, 2011, for calendar year plans and policies), non-grandfathered group health plans (including non-Employee Retirement Income Security Act plans such as governmental and church plans) and health insurance issuers will be required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to comply with federal rules for administering health plan claims and appeals.
Group health plans and health insurance issuers (other than "grandfathered health plans") must begin complying with new internal claims and appeals and external review procedures for plan years commencing on or after September 23, 2010.