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Friday, 15 February 2019 14:44

We’ve Got Your Back!

As you know, Fall River specializes in brokering group healthcare policies for our valued clients. However, we realize that benefits are just one component of your Human Resources obligations. We have spent many years cultivating solid relationships with trusted strategic partners in other areas of your business operations.

Published in Best Practices

When an employee’s Group Life insurance plan ends, due to termination from the company or for other reasons, they don’t have to be left unprotected. Ex-employees are usually able to convert and/or port their coverage with the same Life carrier, but employers often are unaware of their obligations to the participant.

Published in Industry Trends

In late January, the Trump Administration proposed a substantial change to the way prescription drug rebates operate under Medicare Part D and Medicaid. While proponents argue that the change would help to lower consumers’ out-of-pocket costs for prescriptions, insurers warn that it would do the very opposite.

Published in Healthcare Reform
Monday, 28 January 2019 12:14

Compete for Talent with Unique Benefits

Today’s job market is extremely competitive, and it can be difficult for employers to find the most talented workers. A company’s benefit package can make one employer stand out over another, and offering additional fringe benefits could be the crucial difference in attracting and retaining top talent.

Published in Industry Trends
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:55

Auditing Invoices Saves Time and Money!

Auditing your monthly insurance carrier invoices may not be the most exciting task on the HR to-do list, but it’s absolutely necessary to ensure correct employee enrollments and premiums. In our experience, carriers are much more likely to work with employers on correcting errors caught in the first few months, rather than six months or more down the line.

Published in Best Practices

California has recently passed a new anti-harassment law that applies to employers with employees that live or work in California, regardless of what state the employer is based. SB 1343 was signed by Governor Brown, which requires employers with five or more total employees to provide sexual harassment training to all California employees (both supervisory and non-supervisory) by January 1, 2020.

Published in Compliance
Monday, 10 December 2018 12:09

Top Four Wellness Plan Tips for 2019

Most Employers running a wellness program already have their 2019 game plan in place. For those that don’t, or if you are just starting to implement a program, here are some top thoughts and trends to consider.

Published in Wellness

In federal policy news, the midterm elections are (nearly) over, with a new Democrat-led US House of Representatives and a Republican-led Senate set to be seated for the first time on January 3. North Carolina’s 9th District US Representative will be noticeably absent from the new Congress as investigations continue into possible mail-in voter fraud in this year’s elections.

Before the 116th Congress convenes, however, the current government will be considering a spending bill to fund the government beyond its current deadline of December 21st.

Published in Healthcare Reform

A federal judge in Texas released his long-awaited decision last Friday in the lawsuit brought by a coalition of Republican State Attorneys General and Governors challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. We first discussed the lawsuit here in September when the judge was hearing arguments.

Published in Healthcare Reform

On November 29th, the IRS announced an extension for furnishing 2018 IRS Forms, 1095-B and 1095-C to employees from January 31, 2019 to March 4, 2019 (IRS Notice 2018-94).

The extension, however, does not extend the due date for employers, insurers, and other providers of minimum essential coverage to file 2018 Forms (such as 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C) with the IRS. The filing due date for these forms remains February 28, 2019 for paper transmittals, or April 1, 2019, if filing electronically.

Published in Compliance
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