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2010

FSAs will get a two year honeymoon


Category: Flexible Spending,

The final health reform bill allows a two-year reprieve for flexible spending accounts and a $2,500 cap on annual contributions in the Senate bill that was scheduled to take effect December 31 of this year.  FSAs will now see their contributions limited starting on January 1, 2013 and the cap will be indexed to inflation starting in 2014. The final bill contains no other changes in CDH plans and never mentions HSAs.

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What Employers Need to Know Now about Health Care Reform


Category: Health Care Reform,

Summary provided by Ceridian Benefit Services

After a detailed analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Ceridian has identified some key provisions that could have significant impact on all employers and employer-sponsored health benefits plans.

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Health Care Reform Bill Raises Many Questions


Category: Health Care Reform,

From Workforce Management

The landmark overhaul of the U.S. health care delivery and financing system was approved Sunday, March 21, by the House of Representatives, and Senate approval of the legislation is expected soon.

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House Approves Stopgap COBRA Subsidy Extension


Category: COBRA,

The House of Representatives has approved legislation to provide a stopgap 31-day extension of federal subsidies of COBRA health care premiums.

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Updated EBSA Application for Expedited Review of COBRA Premiums - 2/17/2010


The Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration has posted an updated Application for Expedited Review of Denial of COBRA Premium Reduction for the amendments to ARRA under the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010. The application is available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/COBRA/main.html

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