New HRA Rules for 2017

Under the Affordable Care Act, it was determined that employers were no longer allowed to use a Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan (MERP) to provide health benefits to their staff. Prior to this law, many small employers used this type of plan as an alternative to offering staff healt

EMPLOYER PENALTIES Under the HEALTH CARE REFORM LAW

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate has turned up the pressure on employers to analyze the law’s potential impact on their businesses. One area of concern: the new employer “shared res