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 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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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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The ACA's Cadillac Tax is unrolling soon.

It’s all about taxes. According to the Affordable Care Act of 2010, requiring the purchase of a product is illegal, but mandating a tax for not purchasing that product is legal. At this point, as a business owner, insurance broker, or HR professional, you have weathered the first season of regulations that have come, but…

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What is the purpose of the Cadillac tax? First, the tax acts as a source of revenue to fund the costs of the ACA; second, to encourage the reduction of costs in providing health care; and third, to eliminate the tax benefits for employers who compensate their staff through benefits, rather than directly with taxable…

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In 2015 100% of our clients received a reduction in their medical benefits rate. Yes, you read that right. Every single one of our clients, who are taking advantage of our cost saving program, The Open Solution saved money. That includes municipalities, Native American Tribes, private corporations and school districts. What if we were to…

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Why do you continue paying outlandish premiums for your insurance plan? Why do your premiums go up every year? What if there was a way to keep employee premiums down without lowering benefits or raising deductibles? You need a smart alternative to the typical PPO network discounts that hardly make a difference in terms of…

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