Tag Archives: Alternative Benefit Funding

1095-B & 1095-C Deadline to Individuals Extended

The IRS recently issued Notice 2016-70, which extended the 2016 deadline for furnishing statements to individuals under Sections 6055 and 6056. The notice also extended good-faith relief from penalties for 2016 reporting. However, this extension … 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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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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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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Top 10 COBRA Mistakes

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) requires that employers provide former employees and dependents who lose group health benefits with an opportunity to continue group health insurance coverage for a limited period … Continue reading

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The DOL and HHS Issue Clarifying Guidance Regarding COBRA

On May 2, 2014, the DOL released proposed regulations, which would amend the COBRA notice requirements to reflect changes made by the ACA. The DOL also released updated versions of the model general notice and model … Continue reading

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ACA-Final Pay or Play Mandate

The IRS recently issued final regulations on the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules (“pay or play” mandate).  The employer mandate generally requires applicable large employers to offer health coverage to their full-time employees … Continue reading

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Michigan to Allow Health Insurance Carriers to Reinstate Canceled Policies

Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director, Ann Flood, announced that Michigan will allow health insurers to reinstate canceled policies. Note – health insurance companies are not mandated to reinstate policies and many … Continue reading

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ACA and Small Group Health Plan Cancellations – Not So Easy

Bob Laszewski, an expert in health care reform, provides insight into ACA’s impact on smaller employers and how dropping group health insurance coverage for their employees is not as easy as it sounds.  Read his blog … Continue reading

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