Health Benefits

Terry Horan featured in Cincinnati Business Courier

 May 11 2020
Terry Horan was featured in today's issue of the Cincinnati Business Courier, with his article, "My View: Now is the time for Cincinnatians to dream big again". Click here to read the article or download the pdf.

Section 139 Disaster Relief Payments

 May 6 2020
Section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code allows employers to make and employees to receive tax-exempt payments in times of national emergency for “qualified disaster relief.”  The President declaring a state of national emergency on March 13th resulted in the coronavirus pandemic being a federally declared disaster, which paved the way for organizations to provide relief to i...

COVID-19 Wellness Program Considerations

 May 5 2020
The past few months have found many employers focused on transitioning to remote work, digesting new legislation, and making difficult employment decisions. During this time, HORAN’s Health Management Directors have been working to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the health of our clients’ members and their health management strategy. A top concern employers have i...

DOL and IRS Give the Gift of Time

 May 5 2020
Whether you are an employer plan sponsor or a plan participant, you can breathe a little easier knowing that DOL and the IRS has given you the gift of time.  The final rule issued this week extends certain notification deadlines for plans covered under ERISA or the Internal Revenue Code during the period of national emergency due to COVID-19. Read More.

HORANalytics Databyte (SM): Mental Health

 May 1 2020

Collecting Premium Payments from Employees Who are Furloughed or on Leave of Absence

 April 20 2020
One of the questions we are often asked by employers is how to collect premium payments from employees who may not receive a paycheck or who have a reduced paycheck because they are not actively at work. Click here to read more.

HORANalytics Databyte: The Impact of COVID-19

 April 17 2020
The continued spread of COVID-19 creates a particularly challenging and unprecedented environment for our workforce, communities, industries and families. The associated impact and continued uncertainty will undoubtedly make your jobs and personal lives considerably harder in the near future. HORAN is diligently working to understand how COVID-19 is going to impact the health of our clients&rsq...

COVID-19: Impact on Health and Retirement Plans

 April 14 2020
In April, HORAN partnered with Lyndsey R. Barnett and Lee P. Geiger with Graydon to address the COVID-19 impact on health and retirement plans. Below are ten considerations to keep in mind. Click here to read more.  

Health Plan Continuation for Those Taking EPSLA or EFMLEA Protected Leave

 April 3 2020
Originally authored by Lyndsey Barnett at Graydon Law and posted here. Under the FMLA, an employer is required to continue an employee’s group health plan coverage at active employee rates during the length of the FMLA leave.   Click the link below for more information.

The CARES Act Provides Clarity for Health Benefits Plans Amongst Relief for Individuals and Businesses

 March 31 2020
The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed by the President on Friday afternoon, March 27, 2020.  The new legislation brings welcome clarity to several unanswered questions left looming under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) signed earlier this month.  In addition to answering questions related to telehealth and COVID-19 testing, the new ru...
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