Self-insured health/dental plan attestations – OCI requirements?

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If your health or dental plan is self-insured, then you know that there are some key differences in comparison to a fully insured plan. For public school districts in Wisconsin that self-insure their sponsored health or dental plans, there is one other emerging requirement. Wisconsin Statute §120.14 and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) state audit guidelines require that …

Update on Requirements from OCI…

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Key Benefit Concepts (KBC) provides several unique actuarial services including attestation of self-insured health and dental plan financial soundness and/or adequacy of incurred but not reported (IBNR) reserves. Wisconsin Statute §120.14 state audit guidelines that school district audits should include information concerning the school district’s self-insured health and dental plans. Specifically, a footnote with a date of actuarial certification attesting …

403(b) / TSA – Pros / Cons – Taxable vs. Tax Deferred vs. Nontaxable

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There are many different benefit vehicles available through employers for their employees depending on the type of entity. One specific benefit vehicle is a 403(b) or Tax-Sheltered Annuity (TSA). According to the Internal Revenue Service, a 403(b) or TSA plan is a retirement plan offered by public schools and certain charities and is similar to a 401(K) plan maintained by …

Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA) for Active Employees

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An HRA is similar to an H.S.A. in that its purpose is to allow for tax-free reimbursement of health plan deductible and eligible health care expenses paid by the employee or individual covered under the plan; however, the HRA is very different in many other ways: No specific Health insurance plan design – for active employees, the employer provides the …

Post-Employment Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA)

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Changes implemented through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) limit an employer’s ability to provide an HRA to active employees ONLY in conjunction with the employer’s health insurance plan.  However, an employer is not restricted to providing an HRA for employees once employment is severed. Remember the employer is the only one allowed to design and fund the HRA plan and …