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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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New Rules for HIPAA Privacy and Security Protections

On January 17th, 2013, new rules were issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that modify various HIPAA rules. The changes are primarily designed to engage privacy protections for patients and to strengthen the ability of the government to enforce the law. Here is an overview of some of the key […]

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Pay or Play: Who Qualifies as a Dependent?

As implementation of health care reform moves forward, companies must take steps to determine if they’ll be subject to the “pay or play” penalties (also known as the “employer shared responsibility payment“). The IRS has recently published proposed rules that provide guidance on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) defines “dependents”. This is critical to understand, because […]

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5 Standards for Health-Contingent Wellness Programs

As implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) moves forward, guidance is being provided on how Workplace Wellness Programs will be impacted. Two of the major changes that the ACA is bringing in this regard are: Codifying the HIPAA requirements for health-contingent wellness programs Increasing the maximum reward that can be offered to participants Here […]

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HR News from CBGconnect: Managing Your Email Alerts

At CBG Benefits, we truly believe that communication is paramount to the success of any Human Resources and Benefits-related program. One way that we support our clients in this regard is through CBGconnect, our online portal for HR departments. Our clients can access information regarding their Benefit plans, health care reform, legislation, compliance, policies, wellness, […]

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Pay or Play: Will It Impact Your Business?

Is it too early to start talking about 2014? When it comes to health care reform, the answer is definitely “no”! Employers need to take action now to understand how changes implemented by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impact their business (Related: Download the 2013 Health Care Reform Compliance Checklist). On January 2nd 2013, the […]

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Insurance Fees to Rise for Group Health Plans?

As implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) moves forward, companies are seeking to understand how it will affect their business. Recently, attention has been given to the financial impact from risk-spreading programs within ACA. The transitional reinsurance program is intended to help stabilize premiums for coverage in the individual market from 2014 through 2016. […]

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Understanding the Fiscal Cliff

This is certainly a very busy time of year for many folks that wear the hats of Chief Financial Officers (CFO) and/or Human Resource Directors.  While dealing with heavy loads during their daily responsibilities, they may find that it’s difficult to understand how various pieces of legislation may impact their business. To provide some help […]

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