2018 Small Group Premiums

2018 Small Group Premiums Announced This week we’ve received the actual January 2018 small employer age based premium rates from HealthPartners, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, and Medica. We expect that PreferredOne rates should be available next week....
Compliance Recap

Compliance Recap

During the month of July numerous new regulations were issued or proposed by federal agencies, and existing forms and processes were updated. In particular, penalties for various ERISA violations were increased, a major overhaul to Form 5500 filings was proposed, and...
UBA ACA Advisor

UBA ACA Advisor

Are Opt-Outs on the Way Out? Opt-out payments or cash in lieu of benefits have been a staple in the employee benefits industry for many years. Employers offer individuals who are eligible to enroll in their group health plan a sum of money, typically paid monthly, to...