Rain Delay – Postponing Play (or Pay)

By Ron E. Peck, Esq. Sr. VP & General Counsel – The Phia Group, LLC / Phia Group Consulting, LLC A Delay In Play (or Pay) – The News Isn’t As Good As You May Think The Obama administration announced that it is postponing the requirement that employers provide employees robust, aff
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Employee Benefits-DOL Says That SBCs Need Not Be Provided For Medicare Advantage Plans

  In FAQ Part X on the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Labor (the “DOL”) says that, if one of the benefit packages in a group health plan is a Medicare Advantage plan, the employer is not required to provide a summary of benefits and coverage (an “SBC”) for that package. &
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EBSA Loosens Health Reform Rules for SBC Delivery, Stays Enforcement

A set of safe harbors related to the enforcement of summaries of benefits and coverage (SBCs), which insurers and plan sponsors must distribute as part of health care reform, was issued May 11 by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Employee Benefits Security Administration.   Re
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