America’s “Inefficient” Healthcare System Is Driving Fiscal Instability

Health care costs are continuing to grow, and it’s increasingly alarming policymakers. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has repeatedly called out health care spending as the primary issue with the ballooning U.S. debt. He did so again while testifying to Congress on Tuesday. "The U.S. federal government is on an unsustainable fiscal path. ... The thing that [...]

By | 2019-02-28T08:43:04-08:00 February 28th, 2019|Healthcare|0 Comments

CMS Disclosure Requirement for Employer Health Plans | Seattle Benefit Advisors

Do you offer health coverage to your employees? Does your group health plan cover outpatient prescription drugs? If so, federal law requires you to complete an online disclosure form every year with information about your plan’s drug coverage. You have 60 days from the start of your health plan year to complete the form. For [...]

By | 2019-02-20T14:53:33-08:00 February 20th, 2019|Employer|0 Comments

Ask the Experts: Benefits Changes After Open Enrollment Ends but Before Plan Year Begins

Question: Can an employee change a pretax plan election after the employer’s open enrollment window has closed but before the plan year has begun? Are there any potential downsides for allowing this? Answer: Yes, an employee may make a change to his or her benefit election after open enrollment has ended but before the plan year [...]

By | 2019-02-06T07:12:56-08:00 February 6th, 2019|Open Enrollment|0 Comments