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CBG Benefits Acquired by Risk Strategies

I have some exciting news that I’d like to share with you. In May 2018, CBG Benefits entered into an acquisition agreement with Risk Strategies, a privately held, national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management advisory company. Risk Strategies is headquartered in Boston. Please click here to read the full press release regarding the acquisition. [...]

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IRS Updates Health Savings Account Family Contribution Limit for 2018 – Back to $6,900

On April 26, 2018, the IRS issued an announcement that impacts the maximum family contribution to a Health Savings Account (HSA). For 2018, taxpayers with family coverage under a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) may treat $6,900 as the maximum deductible HSA contribution. As you may recall: The IRS initially announced in May 2017 that $6,900 [...]

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IRS Announces 2018 HSA Contribution Limit Changes

UPDATE: On April 26, 2018, the IRS issued an announcement that once again changed the maximum HSA family contribution limit for 2018. It is now set as $6,900. Click here for more details. On March 5, 2018, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2018-18, which recalculates a number of cost of living increases for calendar year [...]

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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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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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