News Bulletin

  • Four COBRA Questions 2015

    Happy New Year! Now that 2015 has arrived, many of you are focused on the final stages of PPACA compliance. That’s good, but don’t forget about the basics of COBRA administration. To keep employers compliant, brokers should ask employers four COBRA-administration questions at the start of each year: Is your COBRA-administration service missing in action?This sounds dramatic, but it’s a situation that’s more common than you might expect. When employers change carriers, they need to verify that C Read More…

  • Annual Inflation Adjustments for 2015

    By Lisa Maresca

    For tax year 2015, the Internal Revenue Service announced on 10/30 annual inflation adjustments for more than 40 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes. Revenue Procedure 2014-61 provides details about these annual adjustments. The tax-favored items for tax year 2015 of greatest interest to most taxpayers include the following dollar amounts: The annual dollar limit on employee contributions to employer-sponsored health care flexible spending arrangements (FSA) Read More…

  • ALERT: Annual Enrollment and Contributions Submission Form Filing Extension

    By Lisa Maresca

    The transitional reinsurance program annual enrollment and contribution form filing has been extended to December 5, 2014.The Department of Health and Human Services received numerous requests for an extension. The January 15, 2015 and November 15, 2015 payment deadlines remain the same.Please visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website to learn more. To read the full story, click here. Read More…

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