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  • The Lead - March 2017 Edition

    IN THIS ISSUE: March 2017 And the Survey Says... The Flu vs. The Vaccine Regulatory Update  Product Highlight: HSA Product Highlight: Telemedicine  ACA Update uberPOOL? uber cool And the Survey Says... Recently, Lifetime Benefit Solutions conducted a survey about compliance and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Among its major findings: Compliance and Preparedness: Overall, employers expressed a fairly high level of confidence regarding their compliance or level Read More…

  • And the Survey says...

    Recently, Lifetime Benefit Solutions conducted a survey about compliance and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Among its major findings: Compliance and Preparedness: Overall, employers expressed a fairly high level of confidence regarding their compliance or level of preparation relative to compliance with all current and upcoming regulations and reporting requirements. There was dissonance between employer and broker perceptions regarding preparedness. Only one-third of brokers somewhat agree Read More…

  • The Flu vs. The Vaccine

    The Flu Vs. The Vaccine Nice Try, Flu... The flu season is underway. But not to worry. This year, according to a review of tracking data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, there is strong evidence that this year’s flu vaccine effectively targets the strain that is currently sweeping the state. “If you could play the lottery and know many of the winning numbers in advance, wouldn’t you go out of your way to get a ticket?” asked Matthew Bartels, M.D., Excellus BCBS chief medical officer for heal Read More…

  • Regulatory Update: IRS-Captive Insurance Update: Reporting Requirement Delayed

    The IRS issued a revised Notice 2017-08 on December 29th, extending the original filing deadline by 90 days, from January 30, 2017 to May 1, 2017. The extension is due to a formal request sent by the Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) to the IRS, Treasury and Congress asking for modifications and a reporting extension. In the request, SIIA commented that the original timeline for compliance was short and that the requirements set forth in the Notice are too broad, resulting in littl Read More…

  • Product Highlight: HSA

    A Health Savings Account (HSA) solution from Lifetime Benefit Solutions can give your employees more spending money per paycheck while they save money on out-of-pocket health care expenses. An HSA is a tax-advantaged savings account used in combination with a qualified high deductible health plan (HDHP) to give your employees a new way to manage health care costs. They can use the HSA funds to cover qualified health care expenses - from co-payments at the doctor’s office to pharmacy bills, Read More…

  • Product Highlight: Telemedicine

    MDLIVE treats routine medical conditions by connecting patients to doctors 24/7/365, saving valuable time and offering unparalleled convenience. While the typical doctor’s visit – from scheduling to prescription pick-up – takes an estimated four hours, an MDLIVE doctor’s visit takes approximately 16 minutes. There’s considerable peace of mind in knowing that doctors are available to see them anytime, anywhere. And MDLIVE patients can choose the most convenient way to connect - either by phon Read More…

  • ACA Update: Opposing Employer Health Taxes

    The Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) recently urged policymakers to oppose additional efforts to create other tax burdens upon the employer-based health care system. This action is part of a larger advocacy campaign to strengthen and protect the availability of employer sponsored health benefits. To offset costs, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) included a 40% excise tax on certain health benefits. Within a matter of years this burdensome excise tax, commonly referred to as the ‘Cadi Read More…

  • uberPOOL? uber cool

    Happening now: WEX Health payment cards are an approved payment form for uberPOOL. uberPOOL enables commuters to save money by riding uberPOOL on their pre-tax dollars, matching people going to the same place at the same time through the sharing an eligible van pool vehicle (six or more seats). In addition, uberPOOL has been added as a valid terminal for transit purchases. Any WEX Health payment card that has a transit purse loaded with the terminal ID solution can be configured to use uberPO Read More…

  • The Lead - November 2016 Edition

    IN THIS ISSUE: November 2016 Open Enrollment To-Do List Product Highlight: 401(k) The IRS Chimes In  We’re the Healthiest! De-stressing Holiday Stress Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes Open Enrollment: To-Do List Welcome to open enrollment season! To ensure that everything goes smoothly, we’ve put together a few helpful suggestions: Set a baseline. Look back on how your clients fared during open enrollment season last year and leverage that data to determine how to Read More…

  • Open Enrollment To-Do List

    Open Enrollment: To-Do List Welcome to open enrollment season! To ensure that everything goes smoothly, we’ve put together a few helpful suggestions: Set a baseline. Look back on how your clients fared during open enrollment season last year and leverage that data to determine how to deliver education and enrollment support this year. Incite action. Recommend that employers engage in an active enrollment strategy that requires employees to reapply for the health care plan and benefits they Read More…

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