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New HRA Rules Issued

The Department of the Treasury; Department of Labor, and The Department of Health and Human Services (the Departments) have jointly issued proposed regulations designed to expand the use of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). The new rules would allow HRAs to be used to pay for individual health insurance policies, create a new type of limited […]

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Most Common Lawyer Malpractice Mistakes

Legal malpractice is a term used for lawyer negligence and implies that there has been a breach of contract or fiduciary duty.

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Benefits for Technology Firms

In the technology industry, where turnover is high – especially within the millennial generation – companies are forced to alter and adapt their benefit packages to attract and retain quality employees.

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Determining the COBRA Premium for an HRA

Setting the correct COBRA premium for a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) can be challenging. COBRA defines “applicable premium” as the cost to the plan of providing coverage to similarly situated beneficiaries who have not experienced a qualifying event.

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Manufacturers’ Strategies to Deal With Tariffs

With the implementation of recent tariffs, the manufacturing community has been faced with developing innovative plans on how to prepare and adjust for the challenges ahead.

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Great Wines and Top Surgeons
(Not Necessarily at the Same Time)

I have been accused of being very fond of wine. Guilty as charged – though only consumed at appropriate times and in reasonable volumes.

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How Employers Should Handle MLR Rebates

It’s that time of year again. Employers who sponsor a fully-insured group health plan may be receiving a Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rebate from their insurers. Self-insured medical benefit plans are not subject to these requirements. The rebates raise several fundamental questions for employers, including: How much (if any) of the rebate must be distributed […]

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Managing Healthcare Provider Reviews and Your Online Presence

Say that you are a healthcare provider (either a physician or facility) who recently treated a patient. By all accounts, the interaction with this patient was uneventful and routine.

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