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.
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 HRA capabilities. A new white paper from DataPath, Inc., a leading developer of cloud-based benefits administration solutions, analyzes why … 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 >>
Are you an employer or HR? Chances are you have Millennial employees on your staff. The following infographic provides you with valuable information about this demographic, and how you can engage your Millennial employees in health benefits. (Click to enlarge) 8 Ways to Engage Your Millennial Employees in Health Benefits Millennials in the Workplace: 52 … More >>
DataPath, Inc., a leading innovator of employer-sponsored benefits administration solutions, announced today its new Health Savings Account (HSA) administration and investment functionality in Summit, the company’s cloud-based platform. The HSA expansion will make DataPath Summit the industry’s only SaaS solution with fully-unified CDH, investment and COBRA billing capabilities. Learn more about this new functionality for its healthcare benefits administration software.
The formal launch of the “Cadillac tax”, officially known as the Affordable Care Act’s high-cost plan tax (HCPT), has once again been pushed back; this time from 2020 to 2022. In January 2018, Congress voted to delay implementation of the tax as part of a measure to restore funding and end a partial government shutdown. … More >>
If you thought 2017 was an interesting year in the healthcare arena, 2018 promises even more change! The biggest healthcare trends in the industry revolve around attempts to manage rising insurance and medical costs. For example, more small to mid-size employers are exploring self-insurance, where they self-fund their healthcare plans and use group stop-loss insurance … More >>