Coffee & Compliance


Coffee & Compliance

We are three colleagues passionate about the legal complexities surrounding health and welfare benefits. Take us with you on your commute, daily walk or share a cup of coffee with us as we bring you up to date on the latest benefits issues. We know a little about creating a podcast, but we know there are important benefits compliance updates to be shared, good stories to be told and new coffee flavors to be indulged. Thank you for listening and fueling our passion.

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Five Days to Figure Out OTC COVID-19 Test Coverage

Nick, Amanda and Dan discuss the expansion of the required coverage of COVID-19 tests by group health plans to tests that can be purchased over-the-counter (OTC).

Topics covered include:

  • What are the basic requirements of this new coverage mandate?
  • What are some of the practical hurdles to complying with the new requirement in such a short timeframe?
  • What steps can a plan sponsor take to start complying if they can comply?

Excise Tax Penalties: The Forgotten Enforcement Mechanism of the ACA

Nick, Amanda and Dan discuss excise penalties and how they apply to the various provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).Topics covered include:

  • What is an excise tax, and how is it paid?
  • To what parts of the ACA do excise penalties apply?
  • Why don’t we hear more about excise penalties?

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Regulatory and Legislative Strategy Group