Benefits Briefs

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
Virginia Beach, VA
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Each year, Medicare Part D requires group health plan sponsors to disclose to individuals who are eligible for Medicare Part D whether the health plan’s prescription drug coverage is creditable.
Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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The ACA imposes a fee on employers with an HRA or a self-insured plan in order to fund comparative effectiveness research. These fees are widely known as Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees.
Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Virginia Beach, VA
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It is heartbreaking to witness the destruction COVID-19 is reaping upon our community and the world. We are saddened by the shuttering of businesses, the furloughs and layoffs that have followed and, most of all, by the loss of life that has and...
Friday, March 27th, 2020
Virginia Beach, VA
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Congress passed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package by an overwhelming vote in the Senate and the House. President Trump is expected to sign the bill immediately.
Thursday, March 19th, 2020
Virginia Beach, VA
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The Act requires employers to provide paid leave for some employees related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, among other measures.
Friday, March 6th, 2020
Virginia Beach, VA
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Compliance Issues for Employers.
Friday, January 3rd, 2020
Virginia Beach, VA
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On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law a spending bill that prevents a government shutdown and repeals three taxes under the ACA.
Thursday, December 12th, 2019
Virginia Beach, VA
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The IRS has released the final 2019 forms and instructions for reporting under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056.
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Virginia Beach, VA
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Beginning in 2020, employers of all sizes may implement a new HRA design – an individual coverage HRA (ICHRA) – to reimburse their eligible employees for insurance policies purchased in the individual market or Medicare premiums.
Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
Virginia Beach
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The annual disclosure notice should be given to employees before Oct. 15, 2019.
Monday, September 30th, 2019
Virginia Beach
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The ACA established medical loss ratio (MLR) rules to help control health care coverage costs and ensure that enrollees receive value for their premium dollars.
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
Virginia Beach
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HealthJoy is a mobile app that helps employees make better healthcare decisions by providing guidance for healthcare decisions.
Thursday, June 6th, 2019
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020.
Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
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Employers who sponsored an HRA or a self-insured plan with a plan year ending in 2018 owes PCORI fees by July 31, 2019.
Thursday, April 4th, 2019
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The DOL is Issuing a New Proposal on Overtime Exemptions
Friday, February 22nd, 2019
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Attention Anthem Members: New Member ID Cards are Coming!
Thursday, February 7th, 2019
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2019 Health Plan Compliance Deadlines
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
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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, March 7th, 2018
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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
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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
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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.