Executive Order on Healthcare October 2017

  October 2017 Executive Order on Healthcare On October 12, 2017, the White House released an Executive Order, signed by President Trump, titled “Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States.” It is important to note that the Executive Order (EO) does not implement any new laws or regulations, but instead directs various federal […]

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*IRS Releases FINAL Forms and Instructions for 2017 ACA Reporting*

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals are required to have health insurance while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer health benefits to their full-time employees. Reporting is required by employers with 50 or more full-time (or full-time equivalent) employees, insurers, or sponsors of self-funded health plans, on health coverage […]

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Contraception Mandate Rolled Back for Employers

Contraception Mandate Rolled Back for Employers Two tri-agency (Internal Revenue Service, Employee Benefits Security Administration, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Interim Final Rules were released and became effective on October 6, 2017, and will be published on October 31, 2017, allowing a greater number of employers to opt out of providing contraception to […]

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October Webinar- Registration Closing Soon!

BIM Group 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 nation’s leading employment and benefit law firms, Fisher Phillips. Best of all, you can take […]

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IRS Releases Draft Forms and Instructions for 2017 ACA Reporting

Background Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals are required to have health insurance while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer health benefits to their full-time employees. Reporting is required by employers with 50 or more full-time (or full-time equivalent) employees, insurers, or sponsors of self-funded health plans, on health […]

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Medicare Part D DEADLINE Reminder

Medicare Part D Reminder DEADLINE The Medicare Part D notice must be distributed by October 15 to all Medicare Part D eligible participants (employees, spouses, dependents, COBRA, etc…).  **If you provided participants and new hires with the annual notice packet provided by Benefit Insurance Marketing or generated by HR Service, the Medicare Part D notice […]

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August Compliance Recap

Compliance Recap August 2017 August was a quiet month in the employee benefits world. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its 2018 affordability rate, four information letters regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and its draft Forms 1094 and 1095. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) increased the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act […]

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