Caymen Captive Forum 2014

Dubraski & Associates is currently attending the 2014 Caymen Captive Forum in the beautiful Caymen Islands from December 2-4. Over 1,300 specialists from around the world are joining together to discuss important matters concerning the captive insurance industry. To learn more, visit the Caymen Captive website. read more

TSCPA Health Care Conference 2014

We will be exhibiting at the TSCPA Health Care Conference Monday, December 1st through Tuesday, December 2nd in Franklin, TN at the Cool Springs Marriott. Has the traditional RFP process become antiquated? Please stop by our booth to say hello and to learn about our employee benefit transparent reverse auction process- where competing quality carriers see where they rank in plan design and pricing. Then, are allowed to “re-bid” until the auction ends. For more information, visit … read more

Business Insurance Q&A With Bob Dubraski

Bob Dubraski recently sat down with Business Insurance Senior Editor Judy Greenwald about risk management issues facing the health care industry. We’ve posted the transcript below, and you can find the original interview at businessinsurance.com. In the interview he touches on: Health care reform and the changing economics affecting the health care industry Trends in the industry How health care organizations should deal with Ebola Data privacy and security issues affecting the industry Read the full interview … read more

Employee Benefits Bulletin: Quarter 4, 2014

Draft Forms and Instructions for Employer Reporting of Health Coverage Released On Aug. 28, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released draft instructions for the forms that employers will use to report under Code Sections 6055 and 6056. Created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Code Sections 6055 and 6056 reporting requirements are intended to promote transparency with respect to health plan coverage and costs while also providing the government with information to administer other ACA … read more

2014 Best Places to Work In Insurance

Dubraski & Associates was recently named as one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Insurance for the 5th consecutive year. The awards program was created by Business Insurance in partnership with Best Companies Group. This nationwide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in the insurance industry, benefiting the industry’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2014 Best Places to Work in Insurance list is … read more

Employee Benefits Bulletin: Quarter 3, 2014

ACA Survey Reveals Evolving Employer Concerns Many of the key components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are now in effect, and a recent ACA survey highlights several trends regarding how employers are responding to the law. The majority of employers are choosing to “play” when faced with offering coverage or paying a penalty—86 percent of respondents either definitely will or are likely to continue offering coverage to employees. This number increased nine percentage points over the last two years, while the percentage of employers that are unsure or … read more

Employee Benefits Bulletin: Quarter 2, 2014

Final Employer Pay or Play Regulations Issued On Feb. 12, 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department published final regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility provisions. The ACA imposes a penalty on applicable large employers (ALEs) that do not offer minimum essential coverage to full-time employees and their dependents. The final rules include several important extensions and clarifications. Delay for Medium-sized Businesses The employer shared responsibility provisions apply only to ALEs that have … read more

Employee Benefits Bulletin: Quarter 1, 2014

Final Rule Implementing Mental Health Parity Rules On Nov. 8, 2013, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury (the Departments) jointly issued a final rule implementing  the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equality Act of 2008 (MHPAEA). MHPAEA is a federal law that generally prevents group health plans and health insurance issuers that provide mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) benefits from imposing less favorable benefit limitations on … read more

2013 Best Places to Work in Insurance

Best Places to Work 2013

Dubraski & Associates was recently named as one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Insurance for the 4th consecutive year. The awards program was created by Business Insurance in partnership with Best Companies Group. This nationwide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in the insurance industry, benefiting the industry’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2013 Best Places to Work in Insurance list … read more

Business Insurance Q&A with Bob Dubraski and Mark Manzi

Bob Dubraski and Mark Manzi recently sat down with Business Insurance Associate Editor Sheena Harrison to give their thoughts on challenges that health care risk managers and insurance buyers are facing. We’ve posted the transcript below, and you can find the original interview at businessinsurance.com. In the interview they touch on: The biggest risks that health care organizations are facing right now Additional exposures caused by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medical malpractice and liability … read more

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