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ACA and the Cadillac Tax – Will Your Company Feel the Impact?

On December 18th, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into a law a bill that delays implementation of the Cadillac Tax until 2020. While many organizations have been focused on the Employer Reporting Requirements and “Pay or Play” rules under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this year, there is another Health Care Reform provision that certainly […]

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DOL Updates Model COBRA Notices

Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) released information that may impact your company’s compliance requirements regarding COBRA and the Affordable Care Act. The primary change involves making those who lose their group health insurance coverage and are eligible for COBRA aware of the Exchanges/Marketplaces that were established by the ACA. As a result, the DOL […]

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Losing Sleep Due to Compliance Fears

As a Human Resources professional, are you losing sleep due to fears regarding your company’s compliance responsibilities? If so, you are not alone. A study that was released by ADP and reported on by BenefitsPro highlights a number of statistics that are worth noting: 57 percent of HR professionals at small businesses¬†lack confidence in their […]

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Are You Using the Updated COBRA Election Notice?

As part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, employers have a responsibility to educate employees on the existence of the Exchanges. One way that this will be done is via distribution of the Exchange Notice, which must be sent by October 1st. But another area where employers will be creating awareness of the […]

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Is your Employee Handbook Ready for an Examination?

When is the last time that you reviewed your company’s Employee Handbook? If it has been awhile, this recent news story may cause you to move that item up the priority list. The article discusses how T.G.I. Fridays has come under fire as a result of having policies that were found to be out-of-date or […]

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Health Care Reform: Model Exchange Notices and Compliance Deadlines

The Department of Labor recently released three documents related to Health Care Reform that employers will want to take note of. This includes Model Exchange Notices and a COBRA Election Notice. Exchange Notices As part of the Affordable Care Act, employers are required to distribute an Exchange Notice to employees. This document is meant to […]

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Answering an Employee’s Questions about COBRA

Even though COBRA was established nearly 30 years ago, it still generates many questions for those that work in Human Resources. I took a quick peek at the online Community Forum in our CBGconnect portal recently, and came across variety of COBRA-related questions in just the past two weeks. The topics ranged from registering as […]

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