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New HRA Rules are a Potential Game-Changer

Effective January 1, 2020, employers can establish two new Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) — an Individual Coverage HRA (ICHRA) and an Excepted Benefit HRA (EBHRA). This could be a significant development for employers sponsoring employee health benefit plans — both […]

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More Pension Lump Sum Cashout De-risking Activity Expected in 2019

Pension plan sponsors looking for significant cash savings and de-risking opportunities have another favorable environment to pull the participants’ lump sum cashout lever this year. But that lever includes several options and considerations. In 2019, the interest rate environment is […]

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Before You Say “Wellness Doesn’t Work,” Consider Best Practices

Does participation in a company’s wellness program lead to improved health behaviors and outcomes? A recent study provides insight, while leaving some questions unanswered. Earlier this week, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published the findings from a […]

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Could You Be Sponsoring a Hidden Retiree Medical Plan?

By David Davala, EA, MAAA. Sponsoring a hidden retiree medical plan happens more often than you might think. Having even an informal policy of extending active medical coverage to retirees and charging the “full” active premium or supplementing coverage for […]

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Three Compelling Reasons to Consider Pension Plan Mergers

If you have more than one pension plan you are administering, consider a pension plan merger to potentially reduce plan administrative, Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC), and future plan termination fees. Sound too good to be true? Read on. While […]

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