Provide your employees with the latest wellness newsletter with the January edition of Live Well, Work Well.
Educate employees about their benefits with the January Benefits & Me Newsletter.
Upcoming ACA Reporting Deadlines
Employers subject to ACA reporting under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 or 6056 should prepare to comply with reporting deadlines in early 2024. For the 2023 calendar year, covered employers must:
- Furnish statements to individuals by March 1, 2024
- File paper returns with the IRS by February 28, 2024, or April 1, 2024, if filing electronically.
- Beginning in 2024, employers that file at least 10 returns during the calendar year must file electronically.
New ID Cards for Sentara Health Plans (Optima Health)
Optima groups who renewed before January 1, 2024 will receive new member ID cards with the new name and logo for Sentara Health Plans. Upon arrival, members should destroy the ID cards with the former Optima Health logo on them.
Happy New Year From HR on Mic
Welcome to a new year! In this episode, Barbara and Corbin share their plans for HR on Mic in 2024.
Anthem Life & Disability Moving to The Standard
StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. (The Standard) will soon acquire Anthem's life and disability (L&D) business. The contract is expected to close in the first quarter of 2024. Anthem has been migrating L&D groups to a single enrollment and billing system called Compass since October to prepare for the transition. The migration is happening in waves based on your group's renewal date:
About two months before your migration start date, you should have received letters detailing the changes and outlining the next steps. Click here to see the sample client letters. Some employers will need to sign and return a form to access the Compass self-service tools, and if so, the form would have been included in your letter.
Please let our team know if you did not receive your instructions from Anthem. This change only impacts L&D plans. There are no changes to Anthem's medical, dental, vision, and supplemental health plans.