United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

Making Sense of the New Guidance Around HRAs

Posted by: Bill Olson    Nov 1, 2013 11:49:00 AM

On Sept. 13, 2013, the IRS issued details on permissible health reimbursement arrangements(HRAs), providing some clarification on minimum essential, minimum value and affordable coverage, and addressing payment of individual premiums through an employer-provided plan.

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Topics: PPACA, health care reform, HR compliance, compliance, ACA, HRAs, Health Reimbursement Accounts

Three Strategic Steps to Getting Your Business Ready for 2014

Posted by: Holly Parsons    Oct 22, 2013 2:24:00 PM

Mike Humphrey
Sr. Benefit Advisor
The Wilson Agency, a UBA Partner Firm 

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Topics: PPACA, health care reform, HR compliance, compliance, UBA Partner Firm, ACA

Boiling Down PPACA

Posted by: Bill Olson    Oct 21, 2013 1:26:00 PM

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Topics: PPACA, health care reform, employee benefits, hr consulting, HR compliance, compliance, ACA

Frequently Asked Questions about Grandfathered Plans

Posted by: Linda Rowings    Aug 30, 2013 3:08:00 PM

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Topics: health care reform, employee benefits, health care, health care costs, health insurance, hr consulting, compliance, Grandfathered health plans

A PPACA To-Do List

Posted by: Bill Olson    Aug 6, 2013 11:58:00 AM

Thomas Jefferson said it best: “Never put off tomorrow what you can do today.” And when it comes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, this lesson couldn’t ring more true. It’s easy to keep pushing compliance off to a more convenient time, but there are requirements that take effect later this year which demand preparation. The recent PPACA delays, while helpful in some ways, have erroneously caused many to think they can take a sigh of relief for a year.

But oftentimes the reasons for procrastination have to do with not knowing where to start. PPACA requirements are also affected by employer size, which adds further confusion.

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Topics: PPACA, health care reform, hr consulting, UBA, HR compliance, compliance

Employer Mandate Delayed But Not Going Away…

Posted by: Josie Martinez    Jul 16, 2013 12:50:00 PM

By Josie Martinez, Senior Partner and Legal Counsel
EBS Capstone, A UBA Partner Firm

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Topics: PPACA, health care reform, health care, UBA, HR compliance, compliance