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Jun 16 2010
Employee BenefitsHealth Care Reform

Health care reform:  Planning for 2010 and beyond

Puzzled over health care reform? Join us for a free one-hour webinar in which we’ll highlight the key provisions that will affect employers and the health plans they sponsor. We’ll unravel the complexity, answer your questions and help you plan for health reform compliance in 2010 and beyond. We’ll cover:• Key provisions that will impact…

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May 21 2010
Employee BenefitsHealth Care Reform

Regulations issued for adult child coverage to age 26

Have questions about your obligation to provide health coverage to your employees’ adult children? Good news! Interim final rules clarifying the mandate have been issued by the Departments of the Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services (  

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May 14 2010
Employee BenefitsHealth Care Reform

Guidance issued on tax status of adult dependent health coverage

The IRS has issued its first piece of guidance on health care reform, explaining the tax treatment of adult dependent coverage under the recent federal health care reform legislation. Under the law, by the first day of the first plan year beginning on or after September 23, 2010, plans must…

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Apr 23 2010
Employee BenefitsHealth Care Reform

Grandfathering provision of federal health reform uncertain

You’ve probably heard that existing benefits plans are “grandfathered” so they don’t have to comply with all the recent health reform changes. But you may be asking yourself, “what does that really mean?” In reality, the grandfathering provision in the new law isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Under the new law, if your plan was in existence on…

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Mar 24 2010
Employee BenefitsHealth Care Reform

Alert: Congress passes major health reform legislation

HR 3590), a landmark health reform bill, which will now move to the President’s desk for signature. At the same time, the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 ( Heath benefit exchange: Health benefit exchanges will be established through which individuals and small businesses with up to 100 employees can…

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