Sarah Borders, CEBS

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Principal, Benefits Compliance Solutions. Sarah has spent the last 15 years in the employee benefits industry, has numerous designations and serves on NAHU’s Employer Working Group Subcommittee and is an active board member of Austin AHU. She recently stepped down as Vice President of Benefits Compliance at one of the nation's largest brokerage firms to start her own compliance consulting practice. Her designations include an active license with the Texas Department of Insurance, CEBS (Certified Employee Benefits Specialist), Certified Health Care Reform Professional, HIPAA certification and Health Care Service Associate. She holds an MBA from Texas A&M Corpus Christi and a BA from University of Incarnate Word. Her consulting firm, Benefits Compliance Solutions, partners with employers to identify unknown risks and avoid hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and lawsuits from failure to comply with their healthplan obligations.

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Sarah Borders, CEBS
June 3, 2024 3 min read

What if an Employer Didn't Pay Their PCORI Fee in Past Years?

There is no specific penalty for failure to report or pay the PCORI fee. However, since ...
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Sarah Borders, CEBS
June 3, 2024 1 min read

DOL Issues Final Rules to Rescind 2018 AHP Rules

The Department of Labor recently finalized an earlier proposal to rescind the 2018 rules ...
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Sarah Borders, CEBS
June 3, 2024 4 min read

HSA, HDHP and Excepted Benefit HRA Limits Announced for 2025

The IRS announced under Revenue Procedure 2024-25 cost-of-living adjustments to dollar ...
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Sarah Borders, CEBS
June 3, 2024 7 min read

HHS Publishes ACA Section 1557 Final Rules

On May 6, 2024, HHS published final rules on ACA Section 1557. Section 1557 prohibits ...
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Sarah Borders, CEBS
May 2, 2024 4 min read

Changes to Medicare Part D and Why It Matters to Employers

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 makes several changes to Medicare Part D ...
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Sarah Borders, CEBS
May 2, 2024 3 min read

Federal Government Issues Final Rules on Fixed Indemnity Coverage and Short-Term Limited Duration Insurance

On April 3, 2024, the DOL, HHS and IRS issued final rules imposing new requirements on ...
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Sarah Borders, CEBS
May 2, 2024 2 min read

PCORI Fees Due by July 31, 2024

The PCORI fee must be reported each year on IRS Form 720 for the second quarter of the ...
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Sarah Borders, CEBS
April 1, 2024 5 min read

What do Employer Plan Sponsors Need to Know about the Johnson & Johnson Lawsuit?

On February 5, 2024, plaintiffs filed a class action complaint accusing Johnson & ...
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Sarah Borders, CEBS
April 1, 2024 1 min read

OCR Reminds Covered Entities that Safeguarding HIPAA PHI is Top Priority

As a result of the cyberattack on Change Healthcare (HIPAA business associate of United ...
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