The 2019 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee due date is quickly approaching. This year also marks the end of PCORI fees for most self-insured health plans. Due on July 31, 2019, the PCORI fee applies to employer-sponsored health plans ending between September 30, 2018 and before October 1, 2019. Learn more about PCORI fees, … More >>
HRAs are a flexible tax-advantaged vehicle to help employers save money while delivering a strong benefits package for their workforce. The challenge for third party administrators is finding a benefits administration solution that enables them to attract and retain clients, deliver superior service, and create flexible and complex HRA plans without overbearing constraints from their solutions provider.
Benefits brokers and consultants are in prime position to help their clients reshape and take a proactive approach to employee benefits. Historically, employee benefits strategies have focused on traditional healthcare and retirement offerings, but today’s employees expect a broader and more flexible benefits package.
The Internal Revenue Services (IRS) issued a final rule to create two new types of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). The newly created Individual Coverage HRA (ICHRA) and the Excepted Benefit HRA will go into effect on January 1, 2020.
A desirable benefits package can look very different to members of the five generations that make up today’s workforce. Brokers are perfectly positioned to help their clients determine and define what a competitive benefits plan looks like, not only for their current employees, but for those they are hoping to attract.
TPAs Need More Flexible Solutions for Complex HRAs LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 14, 2019) – Third party benefits administrators (TPAs) who offer Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) to their clients often find themselves frustrated by their system’s limited capabilities for complex HRAs. A new white paper from DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of cloud-based benefits administration … More >>
DataPath has recruited ‘Captain Contributor’ to help it explain all of those complicated accounts, and rules. By Allison Bell at ThinkAdvisor U.S. employee benefits rules have turned into such a maze that the complexity is hurting use of flexible spending arrangements (FSAs), health savings accounts (HSAs) and other personal benefits account programs. Employees, meanwhile, are … More >>
Employer-sponsored benefits and the fight to improve mental health December 18, 2018 By Bo Armstrong Originally Posted on BenefitsPRO.com Mental health is one of the most significant healthcare challenges facing Americans today. An unseen and often overlooked healthcare need, it impacts people everywhere – at home, in the workplace and at school. It is estimated … More >>
Captain Contributor Avenges Workers Wronged by Poor Benefits Planning By Caroline Hroncich at Employee Benefit Adviser When disasters come knocking, Superman or Batman can help save the day. But when benefits problems are on the horizon, Captain Contributor is the superhero employees might want to turn to. A former tax accountant turned superhero (his origin … More >>
The Trump administration recently released a proposed rule that, if finalized, would expand access to Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). The proposed rule, issued by the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor (DOL), and Treasury, would lift restrictions on the use of employer-sponsored benefit accounts to purchase health insurance on the individual marketplace. The … More >>
Benefit Solutions, Inc. (BSI) is a third party administration (TPA) firm that helps employers and brokers develop comprehensive, compliant employee benefit packages. They also provide benefits administration services for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), and COBRA. Headquartered in Midlothian, Virginia, BSI currently serves more than 500 clients throughout … More >>
Partner Marketing Programs Can Affect a TPA’s Ability to Control Costs and Successfully Grow Business LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 17, 2018) — When third-party administrators (TPAs) evaluate potential benefits administration platforms, one frequently overlooked part of the selection process is the platform provider’s partner marketing program. A new white paper from DataPath, Inc., a leading … More >>
DataPath Wins Second NHIA Award for Captain Contributor Employee Education, Engagement Program Little Rock, Ark. (September 11, 2018) – DataPath, Inc., a leading national provider of technology solutions for benefits administration, is the recipient of the 2018 National Health Information Awards’ (NHIA) Bronze Award for its employee education and engagement program, The Adventures of Captain … More >>
As new technologies emerge, TPAs who offer benefits administration such as CDH account and COBRA administration should continually evaluate their day-to-day business operations to reduce costs through greater efficiency.
Mental health currently represents one of the biggest healthcare challenges in the United States. It is estimated that: One out of every five adults in the U.S. experiences a mental illness at some point in their lives Nearly 10 million adults live with a serious mental illness One-half of all chronic mental illnesses begin by … More >>