Monthly Archives: September 2013

Health Policy Brief: The ‘Cadillac’ Tax

Beginning in 2018 a 40 percent excise tax will be assessed on the cost of any of these plans exceeding $10,200 for individual coverage and $27,500 for family coverage. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

IRS Describes Employment Tax Refund Process for Same-Sex Spouse Coverage

The IRS has issued guidance on employment tax (FICA) refunds to employees and employers for employer-provided health coverage supplied in the past to an employee’s same-sex spouse. Continue reading

Posted in Executive Benefits, News & Updates | Tagged

IRS explains Substantial Reporting Obligations for Employers, Insurers

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued two sets of proposed regulations regarding a significant and ongoing reporting obligation that employers, insurers and other plan sponsors must meet, under the health reform law. Continue reading

Posted in Health, Health & Welfare, Health Reform

Unions’ Misgivings on Health Law Burst Into View

Labor’s renewed anger over Mr. Obama’s health care law and decisions surrounding it, especially the postponement of an employer mandate to ensure coverage for workers and the potential effects of the coming health insurance exchanges on existing plans. Continue reading

Posted in Health & Welfare, Health Reform, News & Updates

Claiming the $1 trillion prize in US health care

By tying payments more aggressively to patient outcomes rather than to services rendered, the US health-care system could deliver substantial savings over the next decade. Continue reading

Posted in Health & Welfare