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The following articles were posted in 2010.

Required Health Plan Annual Notices - 2010 Edition

By Ben Cohen, CEBS
Practice Leader - Health and Welfare Benefits

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Posted on December 25, 2010

IRS Delays Nongrandfathered Insured Health Plan Nondiscrimination Rules

By Gary Kushner, SPHR, CBP
President and CEO, Kushner & Company

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Posted on December 08, 2010

Changing Insurance Carriers and Grandfather Status

On November 18, 2010, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury issued an amendment to the interim final regulations governing grandfathered health plans. The announcement of this amendment is not much of a shock, but is a welcome clarification nonetheless. The amendment allows an employer with an insured health plan(s) to change insurance carriers and shop for the same coverage without losing their grandfathered plan status. It is important to note, though, that the structure of the new coverage cannot violate one of the other rules for maintaining grandfathered status.

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Posted on November 26, 2010 by BEN COHEN, CEBS, PRACTICE LEADER, HEALTH AND WELFARE BENEFITS

2011 IRS Limits Announced

The 2011 HSA limits were announced in May. The remaining limits were announced by the Treasury in mid-October.

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Posted on October 26, 2010 by GARY B. KUSHNER, SPHR, CBP, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Over-the-Counter Drugs for Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) - NEW

By Ben Cohen, CEBS
Practice Leader - Health and Welfare Benefits

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Posted on September 01, 2010

New Simple Cafeteria Plans

By Gary Kushner, SPHR, CBP
President and CEO, Kushner & Company

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Posted on August 14, 2010

New Internal Appeals and External Review Requirements

By Gary Kushner, SPHR, CBP
President and CEO, Kushner & Company

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Posted on August 13, 2010

Health Care Reform: Small Employer Tax Credit

By Gary Kushner, SPHR, CBP
President and CEO, Kushner & Company

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Posted on August 10, 2010

New Rules for Grandfathered Health Plans

By Gary Kushner, SPHR, CBP
President and CEO, Kushner & Company

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Posted on July 22, 2010

Impact of Health Care Reform on Section 125 and Flexible Spending Accounts

By Ben Cohen, CEBS
Practice Leader - Health and Welfare Benefits

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Posted on July 21, 2010

Health Care Reform: Coverage for Adult Children to Age 26

By Gary Kushner, SPHR, CBP
President and CEO, Kushner & Company

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Posted on July 06, 2010

Health Care Reform Signed Into Law – Part I

By Gary Kushner, SPHR, CBP
President and CEO, Kushner & Company

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Posted on March 23, 2010

Five Things You Need to Do Now to Prepare for Health Care Reform

By Gary Kushner, SPHR, CBP
President and CEO, Kushner & Company

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Posted on March 01, 2010

DOL Finalizes Small Plan Contribution Safe Harbor Rules

The Department of Labor has finalized its rules on issues regarding the timing of employee contributions to small employer plans (both retirement and welfare).

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Posted on January 14, 2010 by TOM VOINAROSKI, SENIOR RETIREMENT PLAN ADVISOR FOR KUSHNER & COMPANY

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