*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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The COBRA Payment Process

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) allows qualified beneficiaries who lose health benefits due to a qualifying event to continue group health benefits. The COBRA payment process is subject to various rules in terms of grace periods, notification, premium payment methods, and treatment of insignificant shortfalls. Grace Periods The initial premium payment […]

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ACA Reporting Changes – What You Need to Know

This blog post is compliments of HR Service, Inc. (www.HRServiceInc.com). To learn more about HR Service, Inc. contact your Team BIM representative today. The Patient Protect and Affordability Care Act (“PPACA”) imposed strict, somewhat confusing reporting requirements last year which proved to be challenging for many organizations. In this bulletin, we focus on recent and […]

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The ACA deadline is approaching FAST!! Are you READY?

Have you decided how you will handle ACA reporting? If not, time is running out! Most third party vendors have a 10/31 or 11/1 deadline for new service. Reporting is due to employees by 1/31/17! No extension as of today.  If you need assistance or have questions, contact your BIM representative today!    

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Time is running out! Register now for the Team BIM Monthly 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 nation’s leading employment and benefit law firms, Fisher Phillips. Best of all, you can take […]

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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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Guest Blog – Three out of Four U.S. Employers To Be Hit with Cadillac Tax by 2022

Even Bronze-Level Plans Subject to Excise Tax, Finds UBA Survey Many employers falsely assume that the Cadillac tax will apply only to the richest plans. However, newly release data from the 2015 UBA Health Plan Survey shows that even the lowest quality “Bronze-level” health insurance plans on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges are at […]

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Time is running out! IRS Play or Pay Reporting: The Final Countdown – 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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Compliance Recap // September 2015

Compliance Recap September 2015 After a slow summer, federal agencies picked up the pace in September, with a large assortment of guidance, proposed rules, and updated forms and instructions. Nondiscrimination regulations were proposed, a temporary safe harbor was announced for summary and benefits of coverage, and the 2015 6055/6056 reporting forms and instructions were finalized, […]

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