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Monday, 18 September 2017 18:51

Mandatory Compliance Notice Due October 15th

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Do you know if your employer prescription benefits are creditable when compared Medicare Part D benefits? Are you informing your plan participants of the plan’s status on an annual basis? The Medicare Part D Notice is just one of the many compliance responsibilities to which most employer health plans are…
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 18:41

Have you updated your CHIP notice?

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The U.S. Department of Labor has released an updated Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) model notice. When was the last time you updated your required Annual Notices? Why does this matter?
Monday, 08 May 2017 10:58

2018 HSA Limits Announced

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In early May, the IRS published inflation-adjusted Health Saving Account (HSA) contribution limits for 2018, along with minimum deductible and maximum-out-of-pocket expenses for the high deductible health plans (HDHP) associated with HSAs. 
As we blogged about last month, the filing deadline for the 1095 reporting required of large employers has been pushed back to March 2nd from January 31st. There are some general changes to the process, and also changes to the 1095 forms themselves.
Monday, 21 November 2016 15:13

1095 Reporting Changes and Delays

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Not long after indicating that there would be no exceptions to the January 31st deadline for 1095 B & C forms, the federal government reversed itself. You may have heard there are several delays and changes that have been announced for this year’s reporting:
Employers that offer partially self-funded medical plans are subject to the Transitional Reinsurance fee established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This fee was imposed over a three year period, with 2016 being the third and final year. The fee in 2016 is $27 per average covered…
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 20:08

Important Medicare Part D Deadline October 15th

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The Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) requires Employers with prescription drug coverage to complete two items each year regarding Medicare Part D. The first deadline is October 15th annually, and the other is 60 days from the beginning of each new plan year. The only employers exempt from this requirement are…
On June 1, 2016, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed the Colorado Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. This new provision provides clear standards that employers should follow when employing pregnant workers, as well as a new notice requirement. Effective August 10, 2016, Colorado employers of all sizes will commit an unfair employment…
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 05:40

Reminder: Key Compliance Deadline in July

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The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee is due July 31, 2016 for employers with any type of self-funded plan and/or a Health Reimbursement Arrangement. The fee helps fund unbiased research that evaluates the clinical effectiveness of medical treatments regardless of the profit potential. This fee is also known…
As consumers, we spend so much time focusing on medical benefits and sometimes forget the importance of disability coverage. Although many states do not require that employers offer any type of disability benefit to its employees, there are a handful of states that mandate employers to offer paid-Short-Term Disability (STD)…
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