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Emergency Declarations for COVID-19 to End

Emergency Declarations for COVID-19 to End

By rowena / May 15, 2023

On Monday, January 30, the Administration informed Congress that it intends to end both the public health emergency and national emergency declarations for COVID-19 on May 11. The information came in the form of a statement of administration policy document, which the White House typically issues in response to legislation under consideration in Congress. This…

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Covid-19 Coverage Changes

Covid-19 Coverage Changes

By rowena / April 13, 2023

On January 30, 2023, the Biden Administration announced it will end the public health emergency (PHE) declarations related to the COVID-19 pandemic effective May 11, 2023. In preparation for the end of the PHE, here is what you need to know:  Vaccines We anticipate COVID-19 vaccines will move to coverage per ACA guidelines for preventative…

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MBA Administrators HSA Limits

HSA Limit Increase for 2023 Means More Opportunities to Build Health Savings

By Keith Klingler / June 29, 2022

Inflation. That’s the word on everyone’s minds these days. The higher it goes, the less take-home pay there is. But there is something positive to look forward to in this 40-year high inflation event: a substantial increase in Health Savings Account (HSA), High-Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) and Excepted-Benefit Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) limits for 2023.…

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DOL Releases No Surprises Act FAQs Delaying Enforcement

By rowena / September 7, 2021

On Friday, August 20, the Department of Labor released an FAQ document regarding the No Surprises Act and the transparency provisions Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA). This FAQ, prepared jointly with HHS and Treasury, provides important delays in the implementation of multiple requirements in these laws. The FAQ covers a variety of topics, including: Transparency…

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MBA’s 25th Annual Company Retreat

By Sarah Johnson / July 17, 2019

MBA’s 25th annual company retreat was enjoyed in Oceanside, California in May. On May 23, MBA employees of 5 years or more employment at the company departed for southern California, Oceanside to celebrate in style.  Sun, ocean, games, shopping, team building were all a part of the fun. MBA honors its long term employees each year…

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Proposed Allowance of Association Health Plans Benefits Small Employers and the Self-Employed

By Sarah Johnson / June 8, 2018

By Executive Order from President Trump, the Dept. of Labor has been instructed to draft language allowing for Association Health Plans. This will allow small employers and the self-employed to purchase health coverage based on “commonality of interest” as opposed to current regulations which require a common employer relationship. This is potentially good news for…

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Getting Ready for That Annual Health Insurance Renewal

The New Year’s Tradition You’d Like to Get Rid Of: Getting Ready for That Annual Health Insurance Renewal

By Sarah Johnson / January 9, 2018

In September 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest findings regarding the cost of benefits to employers as a percentage of employee pay. At the top of the list? Health insurance.1 It’s ahead of: Paid leave Overtime and bonuses Retirement contributions, and Individual, legally required taxes. At the same time, SHRM expects health…

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Stay Tuned for ACA updates and proposed changes

By Sarah Johnson / March 8, 2017

You may have noted talk of changes to the Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare. This coming week Phyllis Merrill, MBA’s CEO and her team are traveling to Washington D.C. to be briefed on the current bill now in mark-up, and the likely changes. Stay tuned for details coming soon. We are committed to…

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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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