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IRS Releases Final Rules on ACA Reporting Requirements

On March 5, 2014, the IRS released final regulations regarding some of the reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act. These reporting requirements apply to health insurance issuers, self-insured health plan sponsors, government agencies that administer government-sponsored health insurance programs and any other entity that provides minimum essential coverage. We encourage you to download our Compliance […]

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Health Care Reform News: Employer Mandate Rule Changes and Delays

On February 10th, 2014, the U.S. Treasury announced a number of regulations that significantly impact the Affordable Care Act. Specifically, rules and deadlines regarding the implementation of the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate (or “Pay or Play”) were released and/or delayed. To help your company understand how these rule changes and additions may impact you, here […]

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Weekly Roundup, 1/24/14: Articles on HR, Employee Benefits, & Finance

Here’s our weekly roundup (week ending 1/24/2014) of articles that may benefit CFOs, HR professionals, employee benefit specialists, and others. We hope that you find them helpful. If you have questions on how any of these topics impact your business, please contact our team. 5 Secrets for Small Business Recruiting Success If your company faces […]

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Could Offering Vision Insurance Reduce Your Healthcare Costs?

According to a new study released by the HCMS Group, employers may be able to save money on healthcare costs by offering vision insurance an employee benefit. Here are two statistics from an article summary of the study that may catch your attention: For every $1  invested in an eye exam, employers will get a $1.45 […]

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Two Important Statistics on Employee Benefits, Recruiting, and Retention

Is your company seeking to improve its efforts when it comes to employee recruitment and retention? If so, the results of a new survey from Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) may cause you to take a deeper look at one specific area — your employee benefits program. Here were two of the key statistics from the […]

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Are You Educating Employees About their “Hidden” Benefits?

With many companies currently preparing for open enrollment season, the focus may be on employee benefits such as health, dental, life, and disability insurance. But this can also be a great occasion to review the “hidden” benefits that employees may not be taking advantage of. In fact, by putting forth the effort year-round to make employees aware […]

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Finance Executives and the Affordable Care Act

While discussions regarding the Affordable Care Act often mention the impact on a company’s Human Resources department, finance executives (such as a CFO) are also greatly affected. Along with rising healthcare costs, uncertainty regarding health care reform initiatives weighs heavily on the minds of those that are responsible for ensuring the company meets its financial goals. In […]

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IRS to Recognize All Legal Same-Sex Marriages for Federal Tax Purposes

On August 29th, 2013, the IRS issued a ruling that has been awaited since the Supreme Court’s decision regarding DOMA earlier this summer. The IRS ruling states that same-sex couples who are legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriage will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. This ruling is applicable whether or […]

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DOL Clarifies FMLA Rights for Same-Sex Spouses

Since the Supreme Court’s decision on DOMA this year, the staff at CBG Benefits has been actively working to ensure that you will meet your compliance needs. Many found this article that we recently shared helpful — 10 Tips for HR and Benefits Managers: Post-DOMA. Today, we are happy to share additional insight that has been […]

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