General News

President Trump Signs Executive Order Permitting the Creation of “Association” Health Plans

Issue Date: October 2017 President Trump has signed an executive order instructing regulatory agencies to draft new rules permitting the creation of “association” health plans, expanding Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs), and extending the time for which coverage can be offered under short-term health insurance policies. It is important to note that the executive order only […]

CA Healthcare Legislation

Employer Reporting – 2017 Draft Forms and Instructions

Issue Date: September 2016 The IRS released the 2017 draft forms and instructions for the ACA employer reporting requirement. The 2017 draft forms and instructions are very similar to those used for 2016. Given that they have only minor changes throughout along with a few clarifications of existing requirements, the most significant change is the […]

CA Healthcare Legislation

Assembly Bill No. 72 – Putting a Stop to ‘Surprise Medical Bills’

When you share a list of in-network hospitals in a health plan’s network with your client, the assumption is that the member will be treated by doctors who are in-network and also accept their insurance. It is logical to assume that a plan’s in-network hospital contracts with the doctors that work inside them. Unfortunately, many […]