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  • PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2018

    Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) should keep in mind the upcoming July 31, 2018 deadline for paying fees that fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). As background, the PCORI…
  • Considerations When Putting Opt-Out Provisions in Place for Health Benefits

    For employers who are considering providing opt-out payments to employees for waiving medical coverage, there are Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules that must be followed.  The IRS rules provide that opt-out payments are treated differently when they are…
  • IRS Adjusts 2018 HSA Contributions limit—Again

    The IRS has announced it is modifying the annual limitation on deductions for contributions to a health savings account (“HSA”) allowed for taxpayers with family coverage under a high deductible health plan (“HDHP”) for the 2018 calendar year…
  • Throwback Thursday: Camera-ready city on the North Coast

    Cleveland is Believeland, proclaims The New York Times in the headline of an article published in early summer. The headline plays on the coronation of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavs as NBA champions, but the author also promotes the region as a destination worth…
  • Throwback Thursday-Constructive Criticism, Be direct, but remember to be respectful

    We all learn from others. We learn by watching the way others lead, the way they conduct business. We learn from their successes — what worked. We learn from their mistakes, or at least we should. Along those lines, I’m always asking the questions: Who? What…
  • IRS Releases Guidelines & FAQs with Paid Family Leave Act

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was signed into law last December included a new section called the “Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave”. This is a new business tax credit for employers that offer paid family and medical leave. The credit is…
  • EEOC's Status Report in AARP v. EEOC Creates Uncertainty for Wellness Programs

    In its March 30 status report to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) v. EEOC, the EEOC stated that “it does not currently have plans to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing incentives…
  • Drug Trend Report 2017

    As we proceed through the year, The Fedeli Group is committed to keeping you informed on industry trends and carrier performance. CVS Health, a major player in the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) industry recently released their annual Drug Trend Report. Among the…
  • Final Rule Amending Claims Procedure for Disability Benefit Plans

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today its decision for April 1, 2018, as the applicability date for employee benefit plans to comply with a final rule under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) that will give America’s…
  • Throwback Thursday- Consistency & Core Values

    To serve people effectively, you must know them well. If you want something, you have to give something — to have a friend, be a friend or to be successful, you must help others achieve success. These basic concepts apply to business and life because we don’t…