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HHS Completes Historic Price Transparency Initiative

Last week, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) along with the Departments of Labor and the Department of the Treasury issued a final rule on price transparency, helping to ensure every American knows how much their healthcare will cost in advance and allowing them to make fully […]

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DOL Issues COVID-19 Relief and Guidance for Employee Benefit Plans

The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) issued deadline relief and other guidance under Title I of ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) to help employee benefit plans, plan participants and beneficiaries, employers and other plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, and other service providers impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. […]

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CARES ACT – COVID-19 FAQs – Cost Sharing for COVID-19 Testing

On April 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Treasury (together, the departments) issued FAQ guidance regarding implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), and other health coverage issues related to […]

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IRS Expands List of Preventive Care for HSA Participants

Please note:  In prior guidance, the IRS/Treasury have not included preventive care services or benefits meant to treat an existing condition.  With Notice 2019-45 that is changing for the better. Important Factors:   Under a notice issued Wednesday, July 17, 2019, HDHP enrollees can deduct contributions to a HSA (Health Savings Account) for some care […]

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Mental Health Parity Updated Guidance from DOL, HHS & Treasury

Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Guidance Issued by Departments In an effort to encourage compliance with the MHPAEA (Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act), the departments (DOL, HHS and Treasury) released a regulatory package that includes examples of mental health parity violations, as well as a new disclosure template used to request […]

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