EBIA Weekly Newsletter

EBIA Consumer-Driven Health Care Resources

   February 25, 2016

You can count on EBIA to provide the compliance resources you need. Our Consumer-Driven Health Care manual (available in online, print, and eBook formats) provides employers and advisors with comprehensive analysis and practical tips about what consumer-driven health care is and how to choose and implement various account-based arrangements, such as HSAs and HRAs, while our upcoming webinar focuses on key HSA issues.

  • Compliance Manual: Consumer-Driven Health Care. Our latest updates add coverage of final regulations and other recent guidance affecting the integration of HRAs with other group health plans. We also consider the impact on HRAs of various other recent health care reform developments including the latest guidance on information reporting, final regulations and guidance explaining how HRAs affect the minimum value or affordability of other group health plans, and announcement of the two-year delay in application of the tax on high-cost health coverage. Other changes summarize the impact of proposed GINA regulations on wellness plans, note a recent case applying the ADA’s “bona fide benefit plan” safe harbor, and explain the new “rule of administrative convenience” allowing VA benefits to be disregarded for HSA eligibility purposes for veterans with a VA disability rating. Order Today!
  • Webinar: Workplace Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Thursday, March 10, 2016, 12:00–2:00 pm Central. With the continuing rise in health care costs, workplace HSA programs have become increasingly popular. We’ll explain what kind of coverage is required for HSA eligibility, what types of programs and benefits can make employees ineligible for HSA contributions, how HSAs interact with health care reform, and what other compliance issues they may raise. For more information or to purchase, please call 800-231-1860 or Click Here.