Covid-19

In response to COVID-19, MBA and its affiliates have plans and resources in place in our effort to protect employees and continue to serve our clients. To date, there has been no material business impact to our services, but we would like to take this opportunity to assure you that we have comprehensive business continuity…

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MBA’s 25th annual company retreat was enjoyed in Oceanside, California in May. On May 23, MBA employees of 5 years or more employment at the company departed for southern California, Oceanside to celebrate in style.  Sun, ocean, games, shopping, team building were all a part of the fun. MBA honors its long term employees each year…

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MBA executives and underwriting specialists have been involved in the quoting process and working with the underwriting process for self-funded plans over the last 30 years. So, we have seen our fair share of underwriting issues. We recently attended a seminar where we learned the methodologies insurance underwriters use to rate plans. During this event,…

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The Open Solution - Medical Marijuana

With more and more states legalizing the use of medical marijuana, many people are turning to it for relief from a wide range of different medical ailments. Unfortunately, despite the fact that many people find relief from its use, and a lot of doctors are prescribing it for their patients, many insurance plans in the…

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By Executive Order from President Trump, the Dept. of Labor has been instructed to draft language allowing for Association Health Plans. This will allow small employers and the self-employed to purchase health coverage based on “commonality of interest” as opposed to current regulations which require a common employer relationship. This is potentially good news for…

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In 2018 there will be an estimated 1,735,350 new cancer cases diagnosed in the U.S, and 609,640 deaths. As tragic as those numbers are, what makes it even worse is that they are not just statistics. The word “cancer” isn’t just about the disease. We all are crushed by it; family, friends and maybe even…

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Getting Ready for That Annual Health Insurance Renewal

In September 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest findings regarding the cost of benefits to employers as a percentage of employee pay. At the top of the list? Health insurance.1 It’s ahead of: Paid leave Overtime and bonuses Retirement contributions, and Individual, legally required taxes. At the same time, SHRM expects health…

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You may have noted talk of changes to the Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare. This coming week Phyllis Merrill, MBA’s CEO and her team are traveling to Washington D.C. to be briefed on the current bill now in mark-up, and the likely changes. Stay tuned for details coming soon. We are committed to…

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In the economic atmosphere of rising premiums and decreasing benefits, at MBA Benefit Administrators, we are transforming the healthcare landscape nationally, in part due to our partnership with ELAP, a medical bill audit and repricing company which provides fiduciary protection to our clients. This week ELAP is happy to announce that a Spanish speaking que…

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We received this email alert from the SPBA on November 18, 2016: ACA Reporting Delay IRS just released Notice 2016-70, extending the due date for furnishing to individuals 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, as well as 1095-B from January 31, 2017 to March 2, 2017. The Notice also extends good-faith transition relief from…

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