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Employers who provide prescription drug coverage to those who are or may become eligible for Medicare Part D, must notify both plan members and CMS on whether the coverage provided is deemed “creditable” or “non-creditable” per the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003.  Creditable coverage means that the government considers the employer’s prescription drug coverage as good as or bet... Read more
The Affordable Care Act established the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to explore the effectiveness, risks and benefits of medical treatments. The fees were originally scheduled to be collected for plan years and policy years that end after September 30, 2012 and before October 1, 2019.  In a bill recently signed by the President, the PCORI  fee has been extended through fiscal year 2029.  All non-excepted employer sponsored health pl... Read more
CMS will once again allow small employers and individual health plans an extension of transitional (grand-mothered) coverage. Read more
Small employers may yet again, see transition relief through the 2018 calendar year for states and carriers that have agreed to the extension according to recent CMS guidance.  While Congress debates changes in the law, transition relief allows employers to continue to use their pre-community rated plans beyond the dates in the original ACA law.  If employers switch carriers or switch to a community rated plan, their transition relief ends and they can no longe... Read more