Health Care Reform Pediatric Dental Coverage

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), pediatric dental services are considered an “essential health benefit” that all non-grandfathered plans in the individual and small group markets must offer. This requirement applies to plans offered inside and outside of the Exchanges, which are scheduled to become effective in 2014. Self-insured group health plans, health insurance coverage…

National Health Observances – July

Cord Blood Awareness Month Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation 301-774-4915 www.parentsguidecordblood.org  Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month Arthritis Foundation 800-283-7800 www.arthritis.org/ja-alliance-main.php Live Well, Work Well flyer: – Autoimmune Disease: Rheumatoid July 2014 NHO

Benefits Buzz – July

Penalties for Pre-tax Contributions to Employee Individual Health Premiums On May 13, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued FAQs addressing the consequences for employers that provide employer payment plans. The IRS clarified that these arrangements do not comply with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) market reforms and are subject to an excise tax. Benefits…

Live Well Work Well – July

Planning a Road Trip Now that summer is here, many people are planning road trips for their vacations. Going on a road trip during the summer can be fun and liberating, but it can also be a source of stress and danger if you don’t take the proper precautions. If you plan on traveling by…

Live Well Work Well – June 2014

Recent Internet bugs and vulnerabilities have had a widespread impact, compromising the security of computers as well as personal information you may enter online. Although you can’t stop criminals from attempting a cyber attack, you can take several steps to reduce your risk of having your personal information stolen, misused or deleted. Start by using…

Benefits Buzz – June 2014

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) requires covered employers to provide employees and dependents who lose group health benefits with an opportunity to continue their coverage. Individuals who are eligible for health coverage under COBRA are known as “qualified beneficiaries.” June Benefits Buzz

Live Well Work Well – May 2014

When it comes to fat consumption, it often seems like there’s a lot of noise and little agreement about how much (or how little) you should eat. This can be frustrating for people who are trying to be healthy and follow expert recommendations, and it’s tempting to try to eliminate fat intake altogether and let…