Darren Fogarty

CMS Transparent Pricing Rules Are In Effect

Reading Time: 2 minutes January 1st, 2019, the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) rules went into effect require price transparency in hospital billing.

Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Many employee benefits are subject to annual dollar limits periodically updated by the IRS. These are the inflation-adjusted limits for 2019

January Benefits Buzz

Reading Time: 1 minute JANUARY BENEFITS BUZZ Will you be getting an enforcement letter from the IRS? And what about those increases to the FSA limit? Lost? Confused? Afraid? Fear not. We’ve got the details here. Click here to receive a complimentary copy of our January Benefits Buzz.  And, as always, we’ll see you next month! 😄 Please follow …

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December Benefits Buzz

Reading Time: 1 minute DECEMBER BENEFITS BUZZ The year is wrapping up quickly (no pun intended), meaning you should be prepped and ready for the next one! December brings a few new updates:  A proposed rule to expand the usability of HRAs; “Gag clauses” from the Trump Administrator; SBCs for Open Enrollment. Pick up a copy of of our …

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Q4 Benefits Bulletin

Reading Time: 2 minutes We’re deep into the final quarter of the year, and we know you’re looking for just about any distraction from the day-to-day right before the holidays. Our benefits bulletin gives you a productive excuse to catch up on the industry specifics. Take a look at what Q4’s edition holds in store! The DOL extended the …

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PCORI Fee Amount Adjusted for 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute PCORI Fee Adjustments for 2018 On November 5th, 2018, the IRS increased the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee amount to $2.45 x (average number of lives covered) under Notice 2018-85. Note that: These PCROI fees do not apply for plan years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2019 PCORI fees must be paid in …

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