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

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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 […]

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USCIS Publishes Updated Guidance on Completing New I-9 Form

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On January 22, 2017, it became mandatory for employers to use the revised version of Form I-9, the Employment Eligibility Verification Form. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published the updated M-274, Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9, which offers detailed guidance for employers completing Form I-9. This updated Handbook for Employers […]

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Health Insurance Marketplace Notice and OMB Expiration Date

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Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), an applicable employer must provide a written notice about the Health Insurance Marketplace to each employee. The Department of Labor (DOL) provides a model notice for employers that offer a health plan and a model notice for employers that do not offer a health plan. Can […]

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Seats are filling up fast! Sign up now for our March webinar: What Employers Need to Know About Cafeteria Plan Nondiscrimination Rules

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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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ACA – Employer Mandate Reporting Reminder

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The following applies to employer groups that are considered Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) for the 2015 calendar year and subject to ACA Employer Mandate reporting for 2016. MARCH 2, 2017: ACA Forms 1095-C to Employees Applicable Large Employers must submit Forms 1095-C to employees no later than March 2, 2017. FEBRUARY 28, 2017 or MARCH […]

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Compliance Recap // January 2017

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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 […]

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CMS’ Proposed Rule on ACA Market Stabilization

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On February 17, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to stabilize the health insurance market and address risks to the individual and small group markets. CMS proposes changes to guaranteed availability of coverage, network adequacy, essential community providers, open enrollment periods, special […]

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Limited seating available! Sign up now for a our February webinar on Medicare Secondary Payer and CMS Data Match

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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 […]

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