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Employer action is required if you maintain a self-funded plan and/or a standalone Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA) associated with a fully insured and/or self-funded plan. If you have a fully insured health plan and do not have an HRA, you may disregard, as the insurance carrier is responsible for this reporting. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research […]
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On June 22, 2017, the United States Senate released a “Discussion Draft” of the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” (BCRA), which would substitute the House’s House Resolution 1628, a reconciliation bill aimed at “repealing and replacing” the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The House bill was titled the “American Health Care Act […]
Benefit Insurance Marketing is pleased to extend an invitation to attend our upcoming monthly compliance Webinar. In conjunction with our alliance with United Benefit Advisors, you have the opportunity to learn more about the latest compliance trends and regulations from one of the nations leading employment and benefit law firms, Fisher Phillips. Best of all, you can take […]
May was an active month in the employee benefits world. On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill titled the “American Health Care Act of 2017” (AHCA) to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its Employer Shared Responsibility affordability percentage […]
The Section 125 cafeteria plan regulations and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) require employers to take certain actions when an employee reduces hours. Below are answers to some common questions. Coverage During a Stability Period Q1: An employer has an employee who is reducing hours below 30 hours per week. The employee […]
In April, government agencies ramped up their activities by issuing a final rule, updating guidance, and announcing increased Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) enforcement. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) updated its webpage that summarizes employer shared responsibilities payments and their calculation. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for […]
IRS Updates Health Coverage Affordability Calculation for Individuals for 2018 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2017-36, adjusting the calculation determining whether an individual can afford employer-sponsored health coverage, which affects whether the individual would be eligible for a premium tax credit on the public health exchanges. This could affect employers who are […]
We would like to recognize our BIM team members who volunteered at Chrysalis House on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Our team worked with the wonderful team at Chrysalis House to set up the event space for their annual Mother’s Day luncheon. They are expecting around 350 people for this event. As always, BIM is honored to partner with Chrysalis House! Our team at […]