EBIA Weekly Newsletter

Can Our Company Adopt a Health FSA Without Also Sponsoring a Major Medical Plan?


   March 29, 2018

QUESTION: Our company has only 35 employees and does not sponsor a major medical plan. Can we adopt a health FSA to help our employees pay for unreimbursed medical expenses with pre-tax salary reductions? If not, is another option available to us? ANSWER: Unfortunately, your company cannot sponsor a health FSA unless the FSA qualifies as an … Read More


Register Today for EBIA Webinars, Seminars, and Advanced Conference!


   March 22, 2018

EBIA webinars focus on key topics and current developments for employers, plan service providers, and their advisors. You’re just in time for our first-quarter update on March 28. Our intermediate-level seminars provide more in-depth coverage and live, in-person Q&A time—great for staff training! And this year’s EBIA Advanced Conference in Seattle celebrates our 20th anniversary! … Read More


Court Rejects Massachusetts’ Challenge to Regulations Expanding Contraceptive Coverage Exemption


   March 22, 2018

Massachusetts v. U.S. Dep’t of Health & Human Servs., 2018 WL 1257762 (D. Mass. 2018) Available at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-mad-1_17-cv-11930/pdf/USCOURTS-mad-1_17-cv-11930-1.pdf A federal trial court has determined that Massachusetts lacks standing to challenge two interim final regulations issued in 2017 that expanded the exemptions from the requirement to provide certain contraceptive coverage without cost-sharing … Read More