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Reference-based Pricing: Your answer to lowering expenses

Health care costs continue to rise, which means employers need to take every opportunity to lower expenses. One strategy is to employ referenced-based pricing (RBP). RBP enables employers to set limits on certain medical services, shifting the cost-analysis burden onto employees. How it Works RBP works by setting spending limits on certain procedures or services—meaning …

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EHD's Benefits Buzz – May 2013

EHD's Benefits Buzz – May 2013

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Examining the Cost of Health Care Reform

Examining the Cost of Health Care Reform

As reported in Central Penn Business Journal recently, health care reform has reached its terrible twos, and the growing pains are only set to continue. Read more…

Final Regulations Issued on Health Insurance Exchanges

Final Regulations Issued on Health Insurance Exchanges

Beginning in 2014, individuals and small businesses will be able to purchase private health insurance through state-based competitive marketplaces known as Affordable Health Insurance Exchanges (Exchanges). On March 12, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final rule on the Exchanges, to be published in the Federal Register on March …

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IRS Q&As on Form W-2 Reporting

IRS Q&As on Form W-2 Reporting

IRS Q&As on Form W-2 Reporting The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) added Internal Revenue Code (Code) section 6051(a)(14), which requires employers to report the aggregate cost of employer-sponsored group health plan coverage on their employees’ Forms W-2. This reporting requirement was originally effective for the 2011 tax year. However, the IRS later …

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