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Final ACA Market Reform Rules Issued

On Nov. 18, 2015, the Departments issued final regulations addressing a number of the ACA’s market reform requirements to be effective 1/1/17.   The final rules address market reforms such as lifetime and annual limits, dependent … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform: 2016 Compliance Checklist

Although many key reforms under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became effective in 2014 and 2015, additional reforms will become effective in 2016 for employers sponsoring group health plans. To prepare for 2016, employers should … Continue reading

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Overtime Wage Payment Rule On Hold!

Federal Court Strikes Down 2016 Overtime Rule – U.S. Federal District Court Judge Amos L. Mazzant issued a ruling striking down an Obama Administration regulation on overtime pay. This rule would’ve doubled the FLSA’s salary … Continue reading

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The Latest On the ACA

New Exchange Special Enrollment Periods for 2015 New Guidance and Relief for Employer Payment of Individual Premiums

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HSA Limits Announced for 2016

IRS Releases health savings account (HSA) limits for 2016 to adjust for inflation.  Contact TRG for details on the adjusted limits and how an HSA may benefit your business.    

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GreenLight Pitch Competition a Success!

Winners selected in the Blue Water area’s first GreenLight Pitch Competition finals (a competition created to encourage entrepreneurship): Grand prize winner SroundMe – a mobile media sharing application built upon geofencing technology; 2nd place winner ManeScene.com, Inc. … Continue reading

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Tax Forms & Affordable Care Act

Check out this blog on filling out tax forms if you have minimum essential health coverage or if you received a subsidy.

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GreenLight Pitch Competition in Port Huron

Blue Water area’s first GreenLight Pitch Competition finals, a competition created to encourage entrepreneurship, are set for Dec. 9 at St. Clair County Community College Fine Arts Theatre building.  The 10 finalists will pitch their business models at 5:30 p.m. with a reception to … Continue reading

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Open Enrollment Checklist

Open enrollment can be a challenging time for HR staff.  Take a moment to review this document for the steps necessary to ensure a smooth implementation.  For a more detailed checklist that will ensure you are … Continue reading

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COBRA Notices and Marketplace Enrollment Period

The federal regulatory agencies issued a bulletin announcing an extended special enrollment period for individuals currently enrolled in (or eligible for) COBRA.  The special enrollment opportunity gives eligible individuals until July 1, 2014 to enroll … Continue reading

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