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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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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Time is running out! Sign up now for the Monthly Employer Webinar!

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, Jackson Lewis LLP. Best of all, you can […]

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DOL Issues Another FAQ on ACA Implementation

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its 31st FAQ on the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), dedicated to coverage of preventive services, rescissions of coverage, out-of-network emergency services, clinical trial coverage, cost-sharing limitations, the Mental Health Parity Act, and the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act. Preventive Services […]

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Seats are filling up fast! You don’t want to miss this! March Webinar – Plan Documents 101: Who Needs What and Best Practices

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, Jackson Lewis LLP. Best of all, you can […]

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Compliance Recap // November 2015

As 2015 winds down, federal agencies are working to provide updates and proposed or final regulations. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) auto-enrollment requirement was repealed, implications of the PACE Act were clarified, a proposed rule relating to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and wellness programs was released, and a final rule […]

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Reminder – 2016 ACA Reporting Requirements

Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) (Section 6055) and Large Employer (Section 6056) reporting are required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to help the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) administer compliance with the individual and employer mandates. The insurance carrier is responsible for MEC reporting on individuals covered under fully insured health plans. Employer clients are responsible for […]

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