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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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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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Final Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Template Released for 2017

On April 6th, 2016, the Departments of Labor (DOL) and Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the final revised template and related materials for the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) document. Please click here to view a PDF copy of the updated template. Here is a brief overview of what you may need to [...]

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Employee Benefits News: Updated Model CHIP Notice Now Available for Employers

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 updated model notice is current as of January 31, 2016. It includes details on how employees can contact their state for additional information regarding these programs [...]

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New Animated Video for Employees: Explaining Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Are you looking for a new way to help your employees better understand — and take advantage of — the benefits that you provide? One way we have been helping our clients accomplish that is through the use of animated videos. These videos, which are typically between 90 seconds and three-minutes in length, help to [...]

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Health Care Reform News: ACA’s Automatic Enrollment Requirement Repealed

On November 2nd, 2015, a law was enacted to repeal a feature of the Affordable Care Act that was not yet effective —- the Automatic Enrollment requirement. While neither final regulations nor a final effective date had ever been published for this component of the ACA, it has no doubt been a discussion point for [...]

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ACA Small Group Market Rule Repealed

On October 7, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act into law. The PACE Act repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that the small group market in every state be expanded to include businesses with 51-100 employees. Most states have historically defined “small employers” as those with 50 or [...]

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5 Tips to Achieve Your Open Enrollment Goals

The annual open enrollment period for a company’s employee benefits program can certainly be a positive and rewarding experience for an organization and its employees. However, it also has the potential to significantly increase stress levels and the workload for a Human Resources department. To help your company achieve its goals at Open Enrollment, here [...]

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