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Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
Inside this issue: Optima Health Dental Changes 2018 ACA Reporting Proposals to Loosen Restrictions on HRAs Medicare 101 New Notices for Employee Background Checks President Trump Signs Bills Aimed to Protect Consumers from Overpaying for...
Monday, October 8th, 2018
Inside this issue: New Encryption Email Service Join us for our Compliance Webinar Series IRS Guidance on Tax Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave Protect your Employees from Seasonal Flu Medicare Part D Notices due by October...
Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
Inside this issue: Technology Changes at Towne Benefits Join us for our Compliance Webinar Series Medicare Part D Notices due by October 15th Are your Employees Getting the most out of their HSA? Solutions for Managing Diabetes - Anthem...
Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
Inside this issue: Register for our Continuing Compliance Webinar Series! ACA Reporting - 2018 Draft Forms Released Anthem's Association Program Emergency Room or Urgent Care?  New HSA Bills Proposed in Congress Prescription Drug List...
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
Inside this issue: PCORI Fees Due July 31st DOL Model FMLA Forms Expired Anthem Large Group Payment Procedures IRS Proposes to Expand the Electronic Filing Requirement Association Health Plans Read more here!
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
Inside this issue: Virginia Legislature Votes to Expand Medicaid IRS Announces HSA Limits for 2019 A New Anthem Member ID Card is Coming Affordability Percentages will Increase in 2019 Anthem LiveHealth Online Allergy Treatments Telehealth -...
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
Posted in Benefits Briefs
The ACA imposes a fee on health insurance issuers and plan sponsors of self-insured health plans to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The fee, called the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee, is...
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
Inside this issue: Insuring Your Employees Anywhere in the World Gym Network 360 from Optima Health Did you Miss the ACA Reporting Deadline? Anthem Online Billing and Payment Guidelines LSA Amendment Prohibits Employers from Retaining...
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Inside this issue: Anthem Online Enrollment  IRS Updates Employer Guide for 2018 Tax Changes to Fringe Benefits Summary Plan Description and Wrap Documents Medicare Savings Programs HealthEquity HSA Bulletin Read more here!
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
Posted in Benefits Briefs
On March 5th the IRS announced changes to certain tax limits for 2018, including a reduced contribution limit for HSAs. The IRS lowered the HSA contribution limit for individuals with family coverage under a high deductible health plan (HDHP) from...
Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Inside this issue: Compliance Webinar Series with Corbin Granger New Medicare Cards starting April 1, 2018 Anthem Small Groups moving to Online Billing Medicare Part D Disclosures Due DOL Reintroduces 17 Opinion Letters Read more here!
Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Posted in Benefits Briefs
In November 2017 Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care (MAWC) terminated their contract with Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield as an In-Network provider. MAWC is comprised of the following practices, whose patients were all impacted. MAWC and Anthem have...
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Posted in Benefits Briefs
Group health plan sponsors are required to complete an online disclosure form with CMS on an annual basis, indicating whether the plan's prescription drug coverage is creditable or non-creditable.
Thursday, February 1st, 2018
Inside this issue:  Compliance Survey Go Red for Women Spending Resolution Affects ACA Taxes New Tables for 2018 Tax Withholding HR Trends to Monitor in 2018 New Standard for Unpaid Interns Read more here!
Thursday, January 11th, 2018
Inside this issue: Individual Mandate Eliminated in 2019 Deadline Delayed for 2017 Employer Reporting New Tax Credit offered to Employers Medicare and HSAs Read more here!