Medical Marijuana – What You Should Consider In ERISA Plans

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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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Proposed Allowance of Association Health Plans Benefits Small Employers and the Self-Employed

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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How You Can Help MBA in the Fight Against Cancer

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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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The New Year’s Tradition You’d Like to Get Rid Of: Getting Ready for That Annual Health Insurance Renewal

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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Stay Tuned for ACA updates and proposed changes

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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ELAP has a new dedicated Spanish line

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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ACA Reporting Delay

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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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In Honor of our Veterans

In Honor of our Veterans

MBA would like to express its gratitude to the veterans that work for MBA and all those who have given and risked so much serve and allow us to have the freedoms and rights that we enjoy as a nation today. Veterans currently with MBA include: Vice President, Vince Klingler, who served in the Utah…

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October Conference Report

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October 17-19th – Representatives from MBA Benefit Administrators attended a national conference in Minneapolis presented by the Society of Professional Benefit Administrators (SPBA). The aim of the conference is to inform members of recent industry trends and to encourage a forum where other Third Party Administrators and other industry related companies may address current concerns…

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ACA Reporting Requirements

Staying in the know is a crucial component to running a successful business. Last week the U.S. Treasury and the IRS announced an ACA reporting requirements extension for distributing information to employees. While the IRS is prepared to receive documentation of health coverage by employers, because of feedback from businesses, the required deadlines to report…

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