Compliance Bulletin: Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct. 15, 2018

Medicare Part D imposes disclosure requirement son employers with group health plans that provide prescription drug coverage to Medicare-eligible individuals. Plan sponsors must provide the annual Medicare Part D creditable coverage disclosure notices to individuals before Oct. 15, 2018. Model notices are available for employers to use.

Learn more here! Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct 15 2018

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Benefits Buzz: 2018 ACA Reporting Draft Forms Available Now & Two HSA Bills Passed by the House

The IRS released draft 2018 forms for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting under the IRS Codes Section 6055 and 6056. The revisions offer more clarity in certain sections that the 2017 version did not provide.

The House of Representatives passsed two bills that have the potential to transform how health savings accounts (HSAs) are used.

See below for pertinent details. Benefits Buzz September 2018

Benefits Buzz September 2018

Benefits Buzz – Association Health Plans Expansion and HIPAA

The Department of Labor recently released a final rule that gives small businesses more freedom to join as a single group to purchase health insurance in the large group market or to self-insure. Also and over the last couple of years, the Department of Health and Human Services conducted “desk audits” of 166 covered entities and 41 business associates. Learn more here.  Benefits Buzz August 2018

Employer Fiduciary Responsibilities for Group Health Plans

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 or ERISA is a law that sets standards and requirements for retirement plans and welfare benefit plans. This law has been amended many times over the years. This newsletter is to help answer any of those questions you have regarding ERISA includes and means for you.

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The State of Employee Benefits

The Top Two-Year Trends, 2018 Comparisons and all the data you need to know about for 2018 and where you should be in the scales of Health Insurance. Technology has certainly helped us keep our eyes open and don’t let the information slip away now.

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