Category Archives: Benefits Enrollment and Management

Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment Ends Wednesday Don’t miss your one chance all year to make changes in your Medicare Part C or Part D plans. Compare what you have now with all your options for 2017. You may find better coverage, lower costs, or both. Start here: http://go.cms.gov/planfinder. If you have other questions about Medicare, visit…

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Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Notices Due October 15th

Medicare Creditable Coverage notices are due out by October 15th The Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) requires businesses (whose policies include prescription drug coverage) to notify Medicare-eligible policyholders whether their prescription drug coverage is creditable coverage, which means that the coverage is expected to pay, on average, as much as the standard Medicare prescription drug coverage. For…

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ACA Nondiscrimination Rule Finalized

  // // HHS finalizes rule to improve health equity under the Affordable Care Act On May 13, 2016, the HHS Office for Civil Rights issued the final rule implementing of Section 1557. The Final Rule prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability; enhances language assistance for individuals with limited…

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SHOP Insurance Deadline for May Coverage

The SHOP Deadline for May Coverage is May 15 Complete a SHOP Marketplace application by May 15 for small group coverage starting June 1. If you submit your initial group enrollment and make your initial payment by May 15, your coverage can be in place as early as June 1. The SHOP Marketplace is open…

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The Individual Shared Responsibility Payment

Calculating an Individual Shared Responsibility Payment IRS Health Care Tax Tip 2016-40, April 5, 2016 The Affordable Care Act requires you and each member of your family to have minimum essential coverage, qualify for an insurance coverage exemption, or make an individual shared responsibility payment for months without coverage or an exemption when you file…

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Healthcare Information Reporting

IRS Extends Due Dates for 1095’s The IRS extended the due dates for new health care information reporting forms in 2016. Insurers, self-insuring employers, other coverage providers, and applicable large employers now have additional time to provide health coverage information for 2015 to individual taxpayers and the IRS. The IRS is prepared to accept filings…

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New ACA Information Statements

Eight Facts about New ACA Information Statements Many individuals will receive new ACA information statements for the first time in 2016: Form 1095-B, Health Coverage Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Here are eight facts about these forms: While the information on these forms may help you complete your tax return, they are…

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Flexible Spending Arrangements

Plan now to Use Health Flexible Spending Arrangements in 2016; Contribute up to $2,550; $500 Carryover Option Available to Many   The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reminds eligible employees that now is the time to begin planning to take full advantage of their employer’s health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) during 2016. FSAs provide employees a way…

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Sign Up Now for 2016 Healthcare

Now is the time to sign up for a 2016 health insurance plan and join the millions of people who have quality and affordable coverage from HealthCare.gov. Individuals click here for more information. Small Businesses click here….

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Understand the Health Care Law’s Effect on Your Taxes

IRS.gov has Information to Help You Understand the Health Care Law’s Effect on Your Taxes There is a lot of information in the news and online about the health care law and its effect on you, your business and your taxes. For the most up-to-date answers to questions you may have, visit IRS.gov/aca. From A…

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