Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, P&A Group

Celebrate National Employee Benefits Day with New Ideas for Open Enrollment

April 2, 2018, marks National Employee Benefits Day, which recognizes all benefit professionals for their commitment to the employee benefits field and the important role they provide int the workplace. To all benefit professionals, thank you for your dedication to this crucial job!  At P&A Group, we understand the pressures and challenges employers and brokers… Continue reading Celebrate National Employee Benefits Day with New Ideas for Open Enrollment

Health Care Reform, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, P&A Group

PCORI Filing Fee Due July 31

The next Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) filing deadline is July 31, 2017 for all Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), Medical Expense Reimbursement Plans (MERPs) and self-funded medical plans with a plan year ending in 2016.  View the schedule of fees and learn more about this excise tax. Created under the Affordable Care Act, part of… Continue reading PCORI Filing Fee Due July 31

Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, P&A Group

Flexible & Friendly, Expert & Empathetic – P&A Group’s Fresh Perspective on Employee Benefits

You’ve received the glossy brochures.  You’ve heard the sales pitch, you’ve shook hands, and you’ve received promises of lower costs, increased efficiency and less “headaches.”  Naturally, you decide to give a new vendor a chance – why not – and you sign up for a new service.  It’s too good an opportunity to miss.  Or,… Continue reading Flexible & Friendly, Expert & Empathetic – P&A Group’s Fresh Perspective on Employee Benefits

A Word from Joe Priselac, Health Care Reform, Health Reimbursement Arrangements

PCORI Fees Due by July 31

  In 2010, the Affordable Care Act created a new entity known as PCORI, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.  Part of the Institute's funding is through temporary fees imposed on group health plans, including Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and Medical Expense Reimbursement Plans (MERPs).  These fees, which must be paid by the plan sponsor,… Continue reading PCORI Fees Due by July 31