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October 18, 2021
DOL Clarifies Application of COVID-19 Extensions of Time to COBRA Premium Payments
Previous guidance issued by the Departments regarding Extensions of Certain Timeframes for Employee Benefit Plans, Participants and Beneficiaries (“Emergency…
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September 16, 2021
Don’t Let Your Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notices Get Lost in the Shuffle
It’s that time of year again! Fall is quickly approaching which means many employers with calendar year plans are making benefits decisions and planning open…
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September 13, 2021
Vaccination Surcharges and Possible Vaccination Mandates – What Employers Need to Know Right Now
As you can imagine, Delta Airlines’ announcement of a vaccination surcharge and President Biden’s hint that mandatory vaccination rules may be forthcoming are…
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September 8, 2021
Check Your Employee Health Plan Contributions – 2022 ACA Affordability Percentage is Lower
While many of us are celebrating the end of summer and excitedly watching family and friends send children off for another adventurous school year, the IRS…
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August 22, 2021
Summer Is Ending and So Are COBRA Premium Subsidies
As the end of summer and its lazy days draw near, it gives us the perfect opportunity to double-check our summer bucket lists and find opportunities to squeeze…
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July 29, 2021
No Surprises Act Significantly Limits Balance Billing
Surprises can be wonderful when it comes to birthdays, anniversaries, gender reveal parties and the like.  But, surprises are extremely unwelcome when you need…
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June 21, 2021
I'm Still Standing... The Affordable Care Act Survives Latest Challenge
In another highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court dismissed the most recent challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) upholding the law once again. In…
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May 26, 2021
Agencies Issue MHPAEA FAQs
Health and welfare plan sponsors are juggling a full plate when it comes to compliance obligations.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), passed at the…
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May 20, 2021
IRS Provides Answers to COBRA Subsidy Questions
Author: Shelly Hodges-Konys, CBC, Director of Compliance On Tuesday, the Internal Revenue…
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May 17, 2021
Health Savings Account Contribution Limits Increase for 2022
The IRS released Revenue Procedure 2021-25 on May 10th, providing the inflation-adjusted limits for…
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April 8, 2021
DOL Issues Guidance on ARPA COBRA Subsidies
Author: Shelly Hodges-Konys, CBC, Director of Compliance On Wednesday, three entire days before…
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March 11, 2021
ARPA Provides COBRA Subsidy at 100%
Author: Shelly Hodges-Konys, CBC, Director of Compliance Yesterday, Congress passed the American…
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