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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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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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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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Promoting Your Employee Benefits Package to Potential Hires

Is your company looking for new ways to promote its employee benefits package during the recruitment process? If so, you may find a number of the tips in this new article from eBix helpful. Entitled “5 Tips for Communicating Your Benefits Package When You Make a Job Offer“, this article includes quotes from Chris Costello, [...]

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ACA Reporting for 2016: Deadline Extension Announced for Form 1095-C Distribution

On November 18th, 2016, the IRS announced a deadline extension that may benefit employers that need to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Reporting Requirements. Here are the main two changes that were announced: The due date for distributing Form 1095-C documents to employees has been extended from January 31, 2017 to March 2, [...]

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Updated Model Employer CHIP Notice Now Available: Updated as of July 31

An updated model notice for employers to provide information on eligibility for premium assistance under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is now available for download. The notice is current as of July 31, 2016. It includes details on how employees can contact their state for additional information regarding these programs and how [...]

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Medicare Part D Notices Are Due by October 14, 2016

In preparation for the Medicare fall open enrollment period, employers that sponsor group health plans that include prescription drug coverage are required to notify all Medicare-eligible individuals whether such coverage is creditable. This year, plan sponsors must provide the annual disclosure notice to Medicare-eligible individuals by October 14, 2016. The creditable coverage disclosure notice must [...]

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Employee Benefits Infographic: Emergency Room or Urgent Care

As employers look to help reduce health care costs for their organization and their employees, it’s critical to ensure that a multi-channel, internal communication strategy is in place. Employers should look for ways to reach employees with content in a variety of ways — including online, mobile tools, one-on-one meetings, emails, printed materials, and more. [...]

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New Employee Benefits Video: The Importance of Preventive Care

We’re happy to share the news that the latest video in the “Know Your Benefits” series is now available. This animated video, which runs just over 90 seconds in length, may help your employees to see the importance of seeking¬†preventive health care. It highlights items such as: How preventive care can help prevent medical problems [...]

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