Monthly Archives: March 2014

Agencies Clarify Applicability of ACA Out-Of-Pocket Versus Deductible Cost Sharing Limitations

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Non-grandfathered self-insured and large group health plans must comply with the out-of-pocket limits in 2014 but pending further guidance are excused from the duty to comply with deductible limitations imposed by the cost-sharing limitations of…

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New OCR Guidance Assigns More HIPAA Homework Health Plans, Providers, Business Associates and Employers

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Think your?health plan, health care organization, health care clearinghouse or their business associates?has health care privacy covered?? Think again. A series of supplemental guidance issued by the Department of Health & Human Services Office of…

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HHS Extends Proposed EDI Rule Time to 4/3 To Get More Input From Self-Insured Plans, TPAs

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Third party administrators? (TPAs), self-insured health plans and concerned payers and plan sponsors now have a little more time to comment on the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) proposed rule, ÔÇťAdministrative Simplification: Health…

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Use Care Before Using “Skinny Plan” Option

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Employers considering skinny plans and the brokers, third party administrators (TPAs), insurers and consultants recommending the use of these arrangements alone or as part of a broader health plan design should seek qualified legal advice…

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