Learn more about the Employee Benefit Plan industry, news, updates, issues, and other topics related to group insurance plans.

September 16, 2022

New York Extension of Paid Leave
for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Governor Cuomo signed legislation on March 12, 2021, requiring all New York public and private employers to provideemployees up to four (4) hours of paid […]
September 1, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act –
Health Care Considerations

If offering an HDHP with an HSA, the law codifies the ability of a plan to provide first dollar coverage for insulin without jeopardizing an individual’s ability to make HSA contributions. Employers should stay informed as to the impact on prescription drug costs in the commercial market as a result of the federal government new negotiation power. While this will not take effect until 2026, it will be important to watch the costs in this area.
August 26, 2022

Reminder: New Cost-Sharing
Disclosure in 2023

Another compliance deadline is quickly approaching. For plan years that begin on or after January 1, 2023, group health plans must provide for advance disclosure of cost-sharing information to enrollees seeking health services, upon request and to the extent practicable.
August 17, 2022

New Philadelphia Employee
Commuter Transit Benefit Programs

On June 22, 2022, Mayor Jim Kenney signed the Employee Commuter Transit Benefit Ordinance into law(the “Ordinance”). The Ordinance adds new commuter transit benefit programs […]
August 17, 2022

Further Guidance Issued
on Contraceptive Coverage

On July 28, 2022, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury (collectively, “the Departments”) issued FAQ Part 54 to clarify protections […]
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