ACA Market Stabilization Final Rule

On April 18, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its final rule regarding Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) market stabilization. The rule amends standards relating to special enrollment periods, guaranteed availability, and the timing of the annual open enrollment period in the […]

Continue reading


SBC Template and Required Addendums for Covered Entities under ACA Section 1557

Updated March 2017 A Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) is four page (double-sided) communication required by the federal government. It must contain specific information, in a specific order, and with a minimum size type, about a group health benefit’s coverage and limitations. If an employer providing an SBC is a covered entity under the […]

Continue reading


Compliance Recap // January 2017

January was a significant month in the employee benefits world because the new U.S. administration issued an Executive Order announcing its intent to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, January was a relatively inactive month for new laws and administrative rulemaking because the new administration placed a freeze on rulemaking until […]

Continue reading


IRS warns of fake Affordable Care Act forms

The IRS has recently warned that fraudsters have been sending fake tax bills on what purports to be an Affordable Care Act notice CP2000. In addition to alerting employees about this particular scam, you may want to use this opportunity to start reminding employees about other tax-related fraud as tax season approaches, particularly about W-2 […]

Continue reading


Enforcement Relief Extension for Higher Education Institutions Offering Student Premium Reduction Arrangements

On October 21, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Department of the Treasury (Treasury) released an FAQ to extend enforcement relief for higher education institutions offering premium reduction arrangements to its students. Background The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits group health plans from having […]

Continue reading


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 […]

Continue reading


Seats are filling up fast! Don’t miss out!

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 […]

Continue reading