Category: Compliance Advisor

The COBRA payment process is subject to various rules in terms of grace periods, notification, premium payment methods, and treatment of insignificant shortfalls.
A dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA) is a pre-tax benefit account used to pay for eligible dependent care services.
A health flexible spending account (FSA) is a pre-tax account used to pay for out-of-pocket health care costs for a participant as well as a participant's spouse and eligible dependents.
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) allows qualified beneficiaries who lose health benefits due to a qualifying event to continue group health benefits.
COBRA requires group health plans to provide notices to covered employees and their families explaining their COBRA rights when certain events occur.
Entities such as employers with group health plans that provide prescription drug coverage to individuals that are eligible for Medicare Part D have two major disclosure requirements that they must meet at least annually.
From 2013 to 2015, a series of Supreme Court cases and government updates have changed the landscape of the way employers must consider same-sex spouses in relation to employee benefits.
The 2017 Benefit and Payment Parameters (BPP) rule is an annual rule that sets policies relating to the ACA.
In February 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed revisions to the Summary of Benefits template and related materials.