Monthly Archives

January 2011

Q&A – OTC Drugs

Health care reform changes the rules for reimbursement of over-the-counter drugs through HSAs, HRAs, MSAs and FSAs. These questions and answers from the IRS clarify the new rules.

Q. How are the rules changing for reimbursing the cost of over-the-counter medicines and drugs from health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs) and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs)? 

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Keeping Your Plan

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) states that Americans can keep their current health benefits if they choose – the law will not force a change in plans or doctors. PPACA also adds new required benefits that plans must cover regardless of grandfathered status.

Live Well, Work Well – January 2011

Cervical Cancer Prevention
 
Cervical cancer is almost 100 percent preventable according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And it’s curable if detected early; in fact, the death rate from cervical cancer has declined significantly over the past few decades with help from preventive screenings.

Newsletter – January 2011

BenefitsBuzz
 
Did You Know?
On December 12, 2010, a federal judge in Virginia ruled that part of the health care reform law is unconstitutional – the individual mandate to obtain health insurance, which is set to go into effect on January 1, 2014.

The Justice Department is expected to appeal the ruling, and it is likely that this case will eventually be heard by the Supreme Court.

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