Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notice – Due October 15th

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It’s that time again; time to send a Medicare Part D notice of creditable coverage to your eligible employees letting them know whether or not the prescription drug coverage you offer them is creditable. All employers, regardless of size, who sponsor group health plans with prescription drug coverage must provide notification annually by October 15 […]

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Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notice – Due October 15th

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It’s that time again; time to send a Medicare Part D notice of creditable coverage to your eligible employees letting them know whether or not the prescription drug coverage you offer them is creditable. All employers, regardless of size, who sponsor group health plans with prescription drug coverage must provide notification by October 15 each […]

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Compliance Recap // April 2015

Regulatory agencies were quiet during the month of April. The most significant guidance came from a variety of federal agencies that issued various documents regarding wellness programs. In addition to a Proposed Rule (discussed below) issued by the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) to align wellness program requirements with Title I of the Americans with […]

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Compliance Recap // January 2015

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IRS Releases Information and Forms for Satisfying the Individual Mandate and Claiming 2014 Premium Tax Credits Although employers are not required to offer coverage during 2014, individuals are generally required to have health coverage during 2014 and must report on that coverage through their 2014 federal income tax return. In many cases, the employee will […]

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Medicare Part D: Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notices Due by Oct. 14

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The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) created a voluntary prescription drug program for Medicare Part D eligible individuals. Under the MMA, group health plans — or entities that offer prescription drug coverage on a group basis to active and retired employees and to Medicare Part D eligible individuals — must […]

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