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The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee is due July 31, 2018 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…
Friday, 04 May 2018 10:00

2019 HSA Limits Announced

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The IRS has published inflation-adjusted Health Saving Account (HSA) contribution limits for 2019, along with minimum deductible and maximum-out-of-pocket expenses for the high deductible health plans (HDHP) associated with HSAs.
Monday, 16 April 2018 15:08

HIPAA Compliance Made Easy

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HIPAA is an important guideline for employers, health care practitioners, and insurance companies to follow. Since the fines for non-compliance can be in the tens of thousands of dollars, it’s imperative that employers pay attention to their obligations in keeping employees’ information private.
In 2014, Colorado legalized same sex marriage, which allowed a spouse of either gender to be a qualified dependent for benefits. Domestic partnership is still a different situation. A domestic partner is defined as an employee’s unmarried partner who lives with them and is of the same or opposite sex.…
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:16

Review your HIPAA Practices

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted to protect the privacy of healthcare consumers, including who has access to a patient’s medical records and who can be designated to act on their behalf. You have probably filled out a HIPAA Authorization or Acknowledgment form for…
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 12:13

1095 Forms – “The Law of the Land” for Now

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Although there is much speculation about the future of The Affordable Care Act (ACA), the requirements for certain reporting is still the law of the land for now. For all large employers, and small employers that are partially self-funded, the deadline of January 31st to distribute 1095-Bs and 1095-Cs to…
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.
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