The Devil in the Details

Can Amazon, Berkshire  and JP Morgan Chase Forge a New Healthcare Frontier? By Mike Turpin, USI Executive Vice President Leader’s Edge magazine, March 2018 Three of America’s most admired companies—Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase—representing close to two million employees, recently announced the formation of a company to tackle the unsustainable and surging costs of healthcare…

Health Care Reform Alert: PCOR Fee Reminder and Recently Issued FAQs

The Department of Labor (DOL), Health & Human Services (HHS) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released two additional sets of Frequently Asked Questions on the Affordable Care Act, both regarding non-grandfathered group health plans, summarized here: Guidance Issued on Coverage for Preventive Items and Services – Issued May 12, 2015, FAQ 26 discusses the…

2016 Cost-Sharing Limits, Reinsurance Fee, and Other Changes Related to the Exchange

In late February, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) changed cost-sharing and transitional reinsurance program fee limits and released standards for health insurers and the Exchange (a.k.a., the Health Insurance Marketplace). Below identifies a few items of note for employers. 2016 COST-SHARING LIMITS For 2016, the maximum annual out-of-pocket limits for non-grandfathered plans are…