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Health Care Reform News: Federal Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on Subsidies in Federal Exchanges

Within a period of a few hours on July 22nd, 2014, a pair of conflicting court rulings regarding the Affordable Care Act grabbed the attention of many employers, insurance companies, and others. The rulings had to do with the ability of the federal government to provide tax credits to individuals in states that did not […]

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Exchange Notice: No Penalty for Failure to Send

In the midst of preparing for their benefits renewal and enrollment season — and dealing with a very sizable list other HR-related tasks — many employers have also been working on meeting their requirement to send out an Exchange Notice prior to October 1st. While this requirement is still in place, I do want to make you […]

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Health Care Reform: Answering Employee Questions about the Individual Mandate

While the employer “pay or play” responsibility rules within the Affordable Care Act have been postponed until 2015, the Individual Mandate has not been delayed. Yes, individuals will still be required to have health insurance in 2014. To assist companies that need to answer questions from their employees regarding this topic, we are happy to […]

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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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Four Items That Must be in the Exchange Notice

Has your company heard about Health Care Reform’s Exchange Notice requirement? Perhaps you’ve learned about it recently in our blog, at a conference, on social media, through an eNewsletter, or from your benefits broker/advisor. The notice, which much be distributed to employees by October 1st, must contain content that addresses these four requirements: Inform employees about […]

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Exchange Notice Requirement – Will You Be Ready?

While one Health Care Reform deadline has now passed (the PCORI fees), I’d like to remind you of an upcoming deadline that your company may need to address. As part of the Affordable Care Act, employers must provide all new hires and current employees with notice about ACA’s Exchanges (also known as “Marketplaces”). Employers must […]

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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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Event News: Health Care Reform Seminar on March 7th

CBG Benefits is hosting an important event to help your company understand the impact of health care reform. Please join us on Thursday, March 7th, 2013 as we present a seminar with the theme “Health Care Reform: Compliance Matters.“ Keynote Presentation During this event, our keynote speakers — Tom Greene and Patricia Moran of Mintz […]

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Key Health Care Reform Employer Requirement Postponed

This week, one of the employer requirements associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was postponed. The requirement is in regards to providing employees with a written notice about the ACA’s health insurance exchanges. The original deadline was March 1, 2013. However, the Department of Labor announced that employers will not be held to that […]

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