PCORI Fees Reminder: Due July 31, 2014

June 2014
Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) should keep in mind the upcoming July 31, 2014 deadline for paying fees that fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute ("PCORI"). As background, PCORI was established as part of health care reform to conduct research to evaluate the effectiveness of medical treatments, procedures and strategies that treat, manage, diagnose or prevent illness or injury. PCORI fees were first due by sponsors of self-insured group health plans and insurers last July for plan and policy years that ended on or after October 1, 2012. Under health care reform, most employer sponsors and insurers will be required to pay PCORI fees until 2019.

Guidance Released on Coordination of Health FSA Carryover with HSAs; FSA Correction Procedures

April 2014
On March 28, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel released two memoranda that provide guidance on certain administrative issues affecting employers that sponsor health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs).

FACT or MYTH? Going through an agent to purchase your health insurance does not cost any more than if you purchase it on your own.

October 2013
FACT! Our team at Peel & Holland is here to assist you in purchasing your health insurance at no additional cost!

Peel & Holland named IIABA Best Practices Agency!

September 2013
Peel & Holland has been selected to be part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big "I") "Best Practices" Study Group.

Quarterly HR Webinar: The Hiring Checklist on September 13

September 2013
We are excited to announce our partnership with trusted advisor Capstone Human Resource Services to provide HR professionals in our region with a quarterly webinar on a human resources topic. Randy Fox, Senior Partner at Capstone, will present each of the four sessions. The third webinar in this series will take place on September 13th.

Are You Susceptible to Legal Action Against Your Professionalism?

September 2013
Malpractice and negligence can be two of the most frightening words when paired with your name, your profession, or your business. However feared these accusations may be; claims are brought against professionals every day - even to some of the best in their fields. Most never see it coming, and many are not prepared. Are you covered by your insurance policy if such claims are brought against you? Here are two real-life cases that you may be able to relate to.

Employee Engagement through the HCR Process Webinar

September 2013
You may have your health care reform strategy lined out, but have you thought about how to explain it to employees? Are you starting to get questions from them that you're unsure of how to answer? How do you explain your decisions to them while ensuring you can keep your key employees?