Benefits Advisor

2014 Issue 1 – Final Mental Health Parity Regulations
Issue 2 – Final HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations
Issue 3 – Medicaid: An Opportunity?
Issue 4 – New Responsibility for Self-Funded Employers: Health Plan Identifier
Issue 5 – Health Plan Trends
Issue 6 – A Recap of Section 125
Issue 7 – Private Health Exchanges
Issue 8 – Internal Revenue Code Section 79
Issue 9 – 2014 Year-End Review
2013 Issue 1 – Disability Benefits
Issue 2 – Employee Communication
Issue 3 – Health Plan Trends
Issue 4 – Internal Revenue Code Section 79
Issue 5 – 2013 Year-End Review
2012 Issue 1 – Leaves, Severance and Health Coverage
Issue 2 – Outcomes-Based Wellness Plans
Issue 3 – The Latest on Consumer Driven Health Plans
Issue 4 – Health Plan Trends
Issue 5 – Refresher on HIPAA Privacy and Security
Issue 6 – Internal Revenue Code Section 79
Issue 7 – 2012 Year-End Review
2011 Issue 1 – Final Regulations on GINA
Issue 2 – Section 105(h) Nondiscrimination Rules
Issue 3 – Internal Claim Reviews and Appeals
Issue 4 – Health Plan Trends
Issue 5 – COBRA Refresher
Issue 6 – Internal Revenue Code Section 79
Issue 7 – 2011 Year-End Review
2010 Issue 1 – State Mandated Benefits
Issue 2 – The Latest on Consumer Driven Health Plans
Issue 3 – Mental Health Parity Clarifications
Issue 4 – A Refresher on Section 125
Issue 5 – Health Plan Trends
Issue 6 – Administrative “Gotchas”
Issue 7 – HIPAA: From Pre-Ex to Privacy
Issue 8 – Employee Assistance Programs
Issue 9 – Form 8928
Issue 10 – Internal Revenue Code Section 79
Issue 11 – 2010 Year-End Review
2009 Issue 1 – Final FMLA Regulations
Issue 2 – New Mental Health Parity Legislation
Issue 3 – Reductions in Workforce
Issue 4 – Health Care Alternatives
Issue 5 – Latest Guidance on HIPAA and Security Rules
Issue 6 – Health Plan Trends
Issue 7 – Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act
Issue 8 – Managing Pharmacy Benefits
Issue 9 – Medicare Secondary Payer Rules
Issue 10 – New HIPAA Requirements
Issue 11 – Internal Revenue Code Section 79
Issue 12 – 2009 Year-End Review
2008 Issue 1 – Clarifications of Non-Discrimination Requirements for Section 125 Plans
Issue 2 – Nuts and Bolts of Voluntary Life Insurance
Issue 3 – Proposed Revisions to the FMLA
Issue 4 – Domestic Partner Benefits
Issue 5 – Benefits in the Global Marketplace
Issue 6 – Health Plan Trends
Issue 7 – Dependent Eligibility Audits
Issue 8 – Genetic Information Non-Disrimination Act
Issue 9 – Navigating Medicare
Issue 10 – Managing Mergers and Acquisitions
Issue 11 – Internal Revenue Code Section 79
Issue 12 – 2008 Year-End Review
2007 Issue 1 – Final HIPAA Non-Discrimination Rules
Issue 2 – ERISA Requirements for Summary Plan Descriptions
Issue 3 – Health Savings Accounts – Today
Issue 4 – Family Medical Leave Act
Issue 5 – Engaging Employees
Issue 6 – Health Plan Trends
Issue 7 – Check Your Compliance Pulse
Issue 8 – Coordination of Benefits Primer
Issue 9 – Disability Coverage
Issue 10 – New Proposed Section 125 Regulations
Issue 11 – Internal Revenue Code Section 79
Issue 12 – 2007 Year-End Review
2006 Issue 1 – Wellness Plans
Issue 2 – Form 5500 – To File or Not to File?
Issue 3 – The Latest on Consumer Driven Health Plans
Issue 4 – Managing Pharmacy Benefit Costs
Issue 5 – Medicare Part D Today
Issue 6 – Health Plan Trends
Issue 7 – Medicare Advantage Plans
Issue 8 – Providing Benefits Internationally
Issue 9 – Self-Funded Medical Non-Discrimination Rules
Issue 10 – Non-Discrimination Requirements for Section 125 Plans
Issue 11 – Internal Revenue Code Section 79
Issue 12 – 2006 Year-End Review
2005 Issue 1 – Auditing Your Plan’s Performance
Issue 2 – Special Alert: Veterans Benefits Improvement Act Changes to USERRA
Issue 3 – New Final & Proposed HIPAA Portability Regulations
Issue 4 – Medicare Part D
Issue 5 – Special Alert: Social Security Number Privacy Act of 2004
Issue 6 – Retiree Health Plans: Medicare Part D
Issue 7 – Medicare Part D Employer Notice Requirements
Issue 8 – Trends
Issue 9 – Administrative “Gotchas”
Issue 10 – Electronic Communication & Data Management
Issue 11 – Effect of IRC Section 79 on Group Term Life Plans
Issue 12 – 2005 Year-End Review
2004 Issue 1 – Medicare Part D
Issue 2 – Special Alert: COBRA Clarification
Issue 3 – Consumer Driven Health Plans
Issue 4 – Wellness and Disease Management
Issue 5 – Special Alert: HSA Guidance
Issue 6 – EEOC Ruling: Retiree Health Care
Issue 7 – Final COBRA Regulations
Issue 8 – Trends
Issue 9 – IRS Issues More Health Savings Accounts Guidance
Issue 10 – Optimizing Your Pharmacy Benefit Manager Pricing
Issue 11 – Special Alert: If You Have Employees in California
Issue 12 – Effective of Internal Revenue Code Section 79 on Group Term Life Plans
Issue 13 – 2004 Year End Review
Issue 14 – Special Alert: IRS Definition of Dependent
2003 Issue 1 – HIPAA – Part I
Issue 2 – HIPAA – Part II
Issue 3 – Leave of Absence Policies
Issue 4 – Gastric Bypass Surgery
Issue 5 – Special Alert: Use of Debit Cards – FSAs and HRAs
Issue 6 – The Security Rule
Issue 7 – Trends
Issue 8 – A New ‘Coil’ in COBRA
Issue 9 – Benefit Recoveries & Subrogation
Issue 10 – Special Alert: Over-The-Counter Drugs
Issue 11 – Flexible Spending Accounts – A Refresher Course
Issue 12 – Internal Revenue Code: Section 79
Issue 13 – 2003 Year-End Benefits Review & Checklist
2002 Issue 1 – SPD Requirements
Issue 2 – Wellness Programs
Issue 3 – HIPAA’s Non-Discrimination Regulations
Issue 4 – New Group Health Plan Claims Regulations
Issue 5 – Consumer Driven Health Plans
Issue 6 – HIPAA – Electronic Healthcare Transactions & Code Set Standards
Issue 7 – Section 79
Issue 8 – 2002 Year-End Benefit Review & Checklist
2001 Issue 1 – Long Term Care
Issue 2 – EEOC Rules of Prescription Contraceptive Coverage
Issue 3 – HIPAA’s Administrative Simplification Rules
Issue 4 – VEBAs
Issue 5 – Proposed & Final Regulations for Mid-Year Elections for Cafeteria Plans
Issue 6 – America’s Call to Arms (USERRA)
Issue 7 – Depression in the Workplace
Issue 8 – Alternative Medicine
Issue 9 – Internal Revenue Code Section 79
Issue 10 – Year 2001 Year-End Checklist
2000 Issue 1 – Prescription Drug Trends
Issue 2 – How A Healthy Workforce Can Save You Money
Issue 3 – Mergers and Acquisitions – You make the difference
Issue 4 – Proposed & FInal Regulations for Mid-Year Elections For Cafeteria Plans
Issue 5 – Internal Revenue Code Section 79
Issue 6 – 2000 Year End Checklist
1999 Issue 1 – Medicare Risk HMOS
Issue 2 – There Will Be A Few Changes
Issue 3 – Employee Disability Benefits
Issue 4 – COBRA Regulations (Part 1)
Issue 5 – COBRA Regulations (Part 2)
Issue 6 – COBRA Regulations (Part 3)
Issue 7 – Internal Revenue Code Section 79
Issue 8 – COBRA Regulations (Part 4)
Issue 9 – 1999 Year End Checklist
1998 Issue 1 – Internal Revenue Code Section 79
Issue 3 – Section 125 Cafeteria Plans
Issue 4 – Disability Plan Management
Issue 5 – IRS Form 5500
Issue 6 – US Supreme Court (COBRA Case)
Issue 7 – New Medicare Options
Issue 8 – Internal Revenue Code Section 79
Issue 9 – Women’s Health Care Act
Issue 10 – 1998 Year End Checklist
Our technical bulletins are written and produced by McGraw Wentworth staff and are intended to inform our clients and friends on general information relating to employee benefit plans. They are based on general information at the time they are prepared. They are not intended to provide either legal or tax advice. Before implementing any welfare or pension benefit program, employers are urged to consult with their benefits advisor and/or legal counsel for advice that is appropriate to their specific circumstances. This information cannot be used by any taxpayer to avoid tax penalties.