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How Tax Reform Will Change the Treatment of Fringe Benefits

“Several employer deductions will be reduced or eliminated, including the cost of business-related entertainment expenses and qualified transportation fringe benefits, but employers may be able to claim a credit for a percentage of wages paid to qualifying employees on family and medical leave…. [E]mployees can no longer exclude moving expense […]

By | February 6th, 2018|

Avoiding the Accidental MEWA

“To become a MEWA, a plan needs only to cover employees of two or more employers. Because intent is irrelevant, an employer can find itself inadvertently creating a MEWA if it allows employees of other employers or nonemployees to participate in its welfare plan…. Once a MEWA, a plan can […]

By | February 6th, 2018|

ERISAPros January 2018 Updates

Thank You

 

ERISAPros would like to thank you for your business and partnership. We wish you a happy and healthy 2018.

 

New Year’s Resolution

 

At this time of year, many people resolve to change or modify their behavior or actions to lead a better life. We at ERISAPros would like […]

By | January 30th, 2018|

4 Steps to Control Health Care Costs

Learn how predictive analytics can save self-funded employers on health care costs. “We must turn to non-claims data to supplement claims information in search of prospective risk. Predictive analytics providers such as DataSmart Solutions have observed that statistically-proven non-claims data and historical claims information can be combined to produce […]

By | December 1st, 2017|

Mercer’s Mike Sinkledam Reminds Calendar Year Plans to Implement New SBC Requirements During This Year’s Open Enrollment

“While ‘not a lot has changed from last year, from a compliance standpoint, when it comes to open enrollment, the new Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) template and uniform glossary need to be implemented during this year’s open enrollment for calendar year plans,’ according to Mike Sinkeldam, a principal […]

By | November 20th, 2017|

What to Do When You Receive an Out-of-Network Shakedown Letter

“A physician-owned, out-of-network health care service provider – such as an ambulatory surgery center or a sleep center – sends a demand letter to the plan administrator. The letter asserts an appeal of a denied benefits claim by one of the plan’s participants; requests copies of a lengthy list of […]

By | November 13th, 2017|
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