Maschino, Hudelson & Associates

At NFP Maschino, Hudelson & Associates we help our clients develop benefits programs that make a competitive difference for their company while also making a difference in the lives of their employees. We provide the benefits solutions, insight and support that help you create optimal value for your business, and work with you to design a benefits and communication strategy that can help recruit and retain the best employees possible.

Compliance & Regulatory Support

If an employer chooses to offer employee benefits, it must comply with many legal requirements. Benefits compliance can often be challenging as the requirements are complex and ever changing. MHA provides resources that will help you understand what legal requirements apply to your company's benefit plans and what you need to do to be in compliance. With MHA you will receive insights, solutions and support for your business on issues such as Healthcare Reform, COBRA, ERISA, 5500 Forms, FMLA, HIPAA, and Retirement Plans. To learn more click here.

Comprehensive Services

Designing a comprehensive benefits and retirement program requires incisive consultation and tools to determine your needs, as well as appropriate products and support to develop and maintain a successful benefits platform. Our client service model helps illustrate our communication strategy and provides an overview of the many products and services we offer our clients. We strive to deliver a robust portfolio of comprehensive corporate benefits solutions, decision support resources and signature services to meet your needs, as well as the needs of your employees and their families.

          

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News Flash

Federal Exchange Eligibility Redeterminations and Enrollment Process for 2015

Jul 24, 2014
On July 1, 2014, CMS released a proposed regulation on how the exchange will determine eligibility to enroll in qualified health plans (QHPs) and receive premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions for that coverage. The proposed regulation also addresses the re‑enrollment process for individual and small group exchange plans for 2015. Under the proposed regulation, many who have already enrolled in exchange coverage in the individual market, even subsidized coverage, will not have to fill o Read More

Employer Mandate and Measurement Periods: IRS Provides Informal Views

Jul 23, 2014
The Joint Committee on Employee Benefits of the American Bar Association issued a report on its May 2014 Q&A session with IRS officials. There are 30 questions and answers in total; however, Q/A-24 through Q/A-29 are of particular note. These directly address the employer shared responsibility penalty, specifically: Read More

Premium Tax Credits at Risk After Today's Circuit Split

Jul 22, 2014
This morning, two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on a key provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) relating to the availability of premium tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies on the federally facilitated exchanges. Read More

PPACA's Contraceptive Mandate Does Not Apply to Closely Held Companies

Jul 22, 2014
On June 30, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, held that PPACA's contraceptive mandate, as it applies to closely held for-profit employers, violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA). As background, PPACA requires non‑grandfathered group health plans to provide coverage for women's preventive services – including Federal Drug Administration-approved contraceptive services (e.g., birth control) – with zero cost-sharing to the participant. O Read More

Final Regulations Related to Orientation Periods Released

Jul 22, 2014
On June 25, 2014, the IRS, EBSA and HHS jointly issued final regulations related to orientation periods. An orientation period is a new provision that was first introduced in proposed regulations issued Feb. 20, 2014 (see the Feb. 25, 2014, edition of Compliance Corner). The final regulations incorporate the proposed regulations without any substantive changes. Read More

Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

Jul 21, 2014
On June 30, 2014, final regulations were published in the Federal Register implementing the small business health care tax credit for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2014. Employers can continue to rely on previously issued proposed regulations for guidance for taxable years beginning after 2013 but before 2015. The final regulations generally adopt the proposed regulations as issued, with a few changes. Read More