PCORI Fee Due July 31

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study clinical effectiveness and health outcomes. To finance the Institute’s work, a small annual fee — commonly called the PCORI fee — is charged on group health plans. Insurers are responsible for calculating and paying the fee for fully insured plans. Employers sponsoring […]

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Compliance Recap // February 2016

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Despite having an extra day, February 2016 remained relatively quiet in regard to compliance and employee benefit plans. The Department of Labor (DOL) issued the awaited proposed revisions to the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) template and its instructions. The 2016 poverty guidelines (also referred to as the FPL) were released by the Department […]

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Reminder – 2016 ACA Reporting Requirements

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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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DOL Issues FAQ on Mental Health Parity and ACA Market Reform Provisions

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In October 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) provided an informational FAQ relating to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) market reform provisions. Non-grandfathered group health plans and individual or group market health insurance must cover a variety of preventive services without any cost-sharing […]

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Time is running out! Sign up now for our monthly compliance webinar, “In the Deep End: IRS Play or Pay Reporting for Difficult Employee Groups”.

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

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