Healthcare Reform

Why Care About Diabetes and What You Can Do as an Employer

September 29 | 2016
By: Mary Delaney
Managing Director for Vital Incite, A UBA Partner-Provided Solution

Diabetes is an expensive disease: $322 billon in America! Costs are compounded because diabetes is the leading cause of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, lower limb amputation, and blindness, and also has connections with some cancers, arthritis, gum disease and Alzheimer’s disease. To add some perspective, consider these facts: Today, 3,835 Americans will be diagnosed with […]

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Do You Know Who Your Primary Care Physician Is? Well, You Should.

August 31 | 2016
By: Elizabeth Kay
Compliance & Retention Analyst, AEIS Advisors, A UBA Partner Firm

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought about many changes to the health insurance industry. As we are now in the sixth year of implementation of the Act, we are seeing more changes coming just around the corner. Generally speaking, most health plans can be classified into two categories: HMO and PPO. With an HMO […]

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HIPAA Phase 1 Audits

August 26 | 2016
By: Danielle Capilla
Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) established national standards to secure and protect the privacy of health information. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) requires the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to conduct audits of covered entities and business associates in […]

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Salary Conditions Under The New DOL Standards

August 19 | 2016
By: Nancy Bourque
HR Practice Leader at United Benefit Advisors

On December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) will implement changes raising the minimum compensation for exempt employees to $47,476 annually. While salary is just half of a two-part equation that includes a duties test of essential job functions, scrutiny is under way to analyze compensation and find solutions to avoid conflict with the […]

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IRS Reporting: Now What?

June 29 | 2016
By: Danielle Capilla
Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors

Applicable large employers and self-funded employers of all sizes have now completed the first round of required IRS reporting under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA requires individuals to have health insurance, while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer health insurance benefits to their full-time employees. In order for […]

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DOL Issues 31st FAQ on ACA Implementation

May 26 | 2016
Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its 31st FAQ on the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), dedicated to coverage of preventive services, rescissions of coverage, out-of-network emergency services, clinical trial coverage, cost-sharing limitations, the Mental Health Parity Act, and the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act. Some highlights […]

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