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Nov. 5th Deadline for Large Self-Insured Plans to Register for HPIDs

As of Oct 31st, the HPID Requirement has been delayed “until further notice.” The post below details the original requirements – the ones recently delayed. Read more in Nov 3rd’s post “CMS Announces Delayed Enforcement of HPID Requirement “. *Updated September 29, 2014 to Reflect Recent CMS Guidance on HRAs, FSAs* As part of the Affordable […]

IRS Expands Cafeteria Plan Regulations for Marketplace Enrollment

When Can Employees Switch to The Marketplace? On Thursday, September 18, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released Notice 2014-55, which expands the cafeteria plan “change in status” rules to allow plans to offer employees an option to revoke their elections for employer-sponsored health coverage to purchase a qualified health plan through a Health Insurance Marketplace […]

What’s Wrong with Wellness?

By Dr. Bruce Campbell, C.M. Smith’s Chief Medical Officer, and published in Corporate Wellness Magazine In order to build a culture of wellness in an organization, it’s important to be clear about what wellness means, the goals of the wellness program, what the program’s components are, and how the program “fits” into the work of […]