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Mar 20, 2020

IRS Provides Relief to Individuals and Families Covered Under High Deductible Health Plans to Encourage Testing for and Treatment of COVID-19

As part of the federal government’s rapidly evolving response to the impact of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the IRS has announced that individuals covered under a high deductible health plan (HDHP) will not lose their eligibility to make or receive pre-tax contributions to a health savings account (HSA) merely because their health plan provides benefits associated with testing for and treatment of COVID-19 before the HDHP’s ordinary minimum deductibles are met. » Read More

Jan 16, 2019

Medical Marijuana and Group Health Insurance Plans – Continued Legalization May Provide In-Roads to Coverage

As the legalization of medical marijuana becomes more prevalent both in New Jersey and nationwide, group health insurance plan administrators face the daunting task of keeping up with an ever-evolving legal landscape. One question, however, is likely familiar to all such individuals: “Can our group health insurance plan provide coverage for medical marijuana claims?” » Read More

Oct 22, 2018

Short-Term Insurance Coverage Periods Get Longer in October

A new rule issued by the Trump administration will allow short-term health insurance plans to cover individuals for longer periods of time without complying with the consumer protections of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).  The rule aims to provide greater temporary gap coverage at a potentially lower cost to certain eligible individuals. » Read More

Oct 09, 2018

6 Helpful Tips for Today’s Open Enrollment

As Fall arrives, employers and administrators of health plans know that a new season of open enrollment is upon us. New companies, and even experienced benefits departments that may have fallen into an annual routine over the years, could always use a refresher on how to prepare for this important time for both employees and owners. » Read More