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Measuring and Improving Health Care Literacy: New Tools for Employers

As part of the benefits communication services we provide to our clients, we are pleased to announce the availability of a new tool that may help employers measure and improve health care literacy. This tool may be especially helpful for employers that have chosen to self-fund their plans as well as those that have (or [...]

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New Infographics for Employee Benefits: Dealing with Rising Health Care Costs

As an employee benefits brokerage firm, we take an active role in helping our clients define and execute their benefits communication strategy. This often involves establishing: Which topics should be addressed When the communications should occur What channels and formats should be used to distribute information As part of that effort, we are pleased to [...]

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American Health Care Act Update – ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn

On March 24, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives withdrew the American Health Care Act — their proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). House Republicans could not secure enough votes to approve the legislation, which was scheduled to be voted on that day. As a result, the [...]

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Increasing Awareness and Utilization of Employee Benefits

Do your employees fully appreciate the benefits and perks that are provided by your organization? To help increase awareness and utilization, Chris Costello, Principal and Co-Founder of CBG Benefits, recently contributed insight to an article that was published by eBix. The article, which is titled “5 Benefits You Might Not Know You Have (or Know [...]

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Electronic Filing Deadline for 2016 ACA Information Returns Approaching

While discussion regarding a replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to move forward, applicable employers are still under obligation to meet the ACA’s reporting requirements for 2016. Employers that will be filing electronically with the IRS have an upcoming deadline to pay attention to. Below is a brief overview: Applicable large employers [...]

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House Committees Release ACA Replacement Bills

Update: On March 24, 2017, House Republican leaders withdrew the legislation this is discussed in this article before it could be voted on. On March 6, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued two bills that are collectively known as the American Health Care Act. The purpose of the Act is to [...]

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New Expiration Date for Health Insurance Exchange Notices

To help your company meet its compliance requirements, we’d like to inform you that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has extended the effective date of its model Health Insurance Exchange Notices through March 31, 2017. Previously, these model notices expired on February 28, 2017. Employers may click here to download [...]

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Employee Wellness Newsletter for March 2017: Tax Season, Workplace Stress, Spring Travel Tips, and More

To help your company educate its employees about wellness-related topics, we are happy to share the March 2017 edition of our “Live Well, Work Well” newsletter. It covers topics dealing with financial wellness, stress management, nutrition, and more. The specific articles within the March 2017 edition of “Live Well, Work Well” include: Prepare for Tax [...]

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Online Employee Benefits Portal: Enhancements to Capture PCP Information

As part of the value-added services that we provide to our clients, we have helped many of them to implement an online employee benefits portal. This portal primarily enables employers to streamline their open enrollment and onboarding processes, while also acting as a centralized hub for employees to access educational materials about their benefits program [...]

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ACA Reporting for 2016: Educating Employees About Form 1095-C and Form 1095-B

In order to meet the 2016 Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements, many employers had to put forth effort to meet two key deadlines: Filing with the IRS: February 28, 2017 (or March 31, 2017 if filing electronically). Distributing Form 1095-C documents to Employees: March 2, 2017 However, an additional step that employers may need [...]

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