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MBA Leads the Way with Their New Medical Benefits App

By Sarah Johnson / September 11, 2016

MBA leads the way with their new medical benefits app. Communicate instantly with the touch of a button. Download the free MBA Administrators app from iTunes or GooglePlay and access a host of special features. From the app you can check your claim status, or contact our support team. Secure document sharing will make managing…

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Look to the Future: the Graduation Speech of Employee Healthcare

By Sarah Johnson / June 8, 2016

Congratulation employers! You have just graduated from the school of hard knocks for medical benefit coverage for your team! Ladies and gentlemen, tonight we are celebrating the significant accomplishments healthcare coverage, while keeping your books in the black. In the past we have had many…adventures. We have lived. We have learned. But now, different things…

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Closed for System Updates

By Sarah Johnson / May 25, 2016

We are doing a network system update over Memorial Day weekend and our systems will be down for maintenance from Thursday May 26th at 5:00 pm MST until 8:00am Tuesday May 31 MST, 2016. If you need more details please do not hesitate to call. You can reach us during regular business hours through Thursday…

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Cost-Sharing Limits for plan year 2017 and DOL’s FAQ Part 31

By Sarah Johnson / April 26, 2016

HHS has released its Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2017; Final Rule. The benefit and payment parameter for 2017 final rule will begin for plan years beginning on, or after, January 1, 2017. Annual Limitation on Cost Sharing: The 2017 maximum annual limitation on cost sharing is $7,150 for individual coverage and $14,300…

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We are on the move!

By Sarah Johnson / February 24, 2016

MBA is on the move! We are moving to new facilities to allow for our growth. Please be AWARE that we will be moving our offices and we will close from 3:00pm (MST) Thursday, February 25, 2016 and will re-open Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 at 8:00am (MST). Limited services may be available Monday February 29…

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Don’t Be Caught Unaware, the Cadillac Tax Is Waiting To Time In

By Sarah Johnson / December 2, 2015

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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Forecasting Govt. & Politics + Business Tips

By Sarah Johnson / November 10, 2015

Personal candid comments from SPBA Active Past President Fred Hunt Americans are starting the process of envisioning how each candidate might act as President on benefits & health issues.  Therefore,  this week’s e-mail is a very candid specific insider look into how the past 7 Presidents  have actually functioned.  Most of the time, what really…

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Merrill Participates in Healthcare Regulation Discussion at 2015 SPBA Conference in Washtington DC

By Sarah Johnson / April 22, 2015

Phyllis Merrill, CEO of MBA Benefit Administrators attended SPBA’s annual conference, held this year on March 18-20 in Washington DC. Merrill participated in a group discussion, with other leaders in the industry.  Those in attendance included DOL, IRS, the Department of Health and Human Services, EEOC, and others. While most of these topics are still…

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ENFORCEMENT DELAY: HPID Enumeration

By Sarah Johnson / November 3, 2014

Effective October 31, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of e-Health Standards and Services (OESS), the division of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) that is responsible for enforcement of compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) standard transactions, code sets, unique identifiers and…

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The only solution is the Open Solution

By Sarah Johnson / October 31, 2014

Health premiums have risen 97% in the past ten years. For most companies, medical costs are the second largest budgetary expense, next to payroll. That is more than advertising, production, inventory, research and development, building space. You name it. The cost for health insurance is also rising fast than salaries. Are healthcare premiums squeezing your…

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