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    House votes to repeal Cadillac Tax
    By Emily Kubis on July 22, 2019

    Excise tax on high-cost health plans has never taken effect The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to repeal the Cadillac Tax, the...

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    Final HRA rule expands options for employers
    By Emily Kubis on June 19, 2019

    Employers able to reimburse for individual coverage in 2020 The IRS released a final rule last week expanding Health Reimbursement Arrangements,...

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    What’s next for Association Health Plans?
    By Emily Kubis on June 18, 2019

    DOL appeals court ruling After a federal district court struck down the Trump administration’s 2018 Association Health Plan expansion, the...

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    Three things to know about the new overtime rule
    By Emily Kubis on June 12, 2019

    How to prepare In March, the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule increasing the wage threshold for employees eligible for overtime. If...

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    IRS sets HSA limits for 2020
    By Emily Kubis on June 3, 2019

    Limits slightly increased The IRS has released the new Health Savings Accounts contribution limits and maximum out-of-pocket figures for 2020. ...

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    Reference-based pricing reimbursements: When to negotiate
    By Alex Tolbert on May 6, 2019

    Check out this column in BenefitsPro: One of the biggest concerns around reference-based pricing for brokers and employers alike is the potential...

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    Amazon’s drive for consumer health data
    By Emily Kubis on April 16, 2019

      Four ways the tech giant can collect consumer info What does Amazon have in store when it comes to healthcare? Having already announced its...

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    How brokers can overcome reference-based pricing hurdles and save clients money
    By Emily Kubis on April 10, 2019

    The new reference-based pricing At Weekdays with Bernie, BerniePortal’s users conference, reference-based pricing expert Lester Morales shared his...

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    Frist: No major health policy changes on the horizon
    By Emily Kubis on April 3, 2019

    Weekdays with Bernie keynote speaker shares policy, cost insights Weekdays with Bernie keynote speaker Senator Bill Frist shared his thoughts on...

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    Bernard Health announces launch of BernieForms
    By Emily Kubis on April 2, 2019

    New product from Nashville-based software and advisory company streamlines health questionnaires, improves health plan options for small employers

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