• Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee (CERF) in 2018

    April 19, 2018 | Blog

    The ACA imposes an annual fee called the Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee (CERF) on insurers and plan sponsors of self-insured coverage. 2018 CERF Payments are due on 7/31/18.

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  • Potential ACA Impacts of the Tax Reform Bill

    December 5, 2017 | Blog

    On 12/2/17 the Senate passed an amended version of the House Tax Reform Bill. The Senate bill includes a permanent repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual mandate, beginning in 2019.

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  • Final Regulations – 2018 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters

    December 21, 2016 | Blog

    The following information was received from our partner Cigna On December 16, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued final regulations related to a wide range of Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions. These final regulations, effective for plans and plan years beginning on and after January 1, 2018, are relatively the same End excerpt

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  • Employers: Here’s a Mid-Year Affordable Care Act Refresher

    July 14, 2016 | Blog

    The following information was received from the IRS on 7/14/16. As an employer, the size and structure of your workforce helps determine which parts of the health care law apply to your business. Work forces typically fluctuate, so it’s important to annually determine the size of your workforce.  The number of employees you have during End excerpt

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  • Cadillac Tax Delayed for Two Years

    December 22, 2015 | Blog

    The following information was received from our partner, Cigna, on 12/18/15. We have added emphasis and adjusted the look for easier understanding for our readers. Today, Congress passed a two-year delay of the 40 percent excise tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health plans, also known as the “Cadillac Tax.” This delay was part of a year-end tax extender End excerpt

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  • Free Healthcare Webinar for Small Business – December 2015

    November 11, 2015 | Blog

    Please see below for information on a free webinar series presented by the Small Business Administration (SBA). If you are interested, please register by clicking the button below. [btn href=”http://benefitslink.com/events/detail.php?id=52957″ color=”red” target=”_self]REGISTER FOR WEBINAR[/btn] What the Healthcare Law Means for your Small Business U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Thursday, December 3, 2015 or Thursday, December End excerpt

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  • Possible New Definition of Full-Time Employee per ACA

    April 9, 2014 | Blog

    30 or 40 hour work week? ACA definition of full-time employment under revision. The House recently passed legislation to revise the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) definition of full-time employment. Currently, full-time employees must work 30 hours per week to meet the employer offer of health coverage. Under the recently passed legislation, a full-time employee must End excerpt

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  • Healthcare Idiosyncrasy: Will You Opt Out of Coverage?

    August 21, 2013 | Blog

    More idiosyncrasies of the ACA are coming to light as the 10/1/13 date for health insurance exchanges are to begin enrolling people.

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  • Fate of Healthcare Reform: Compliance, Options, Penalties and More

    June 27, 2012 | Blog

    Written by Ellie Tonder, Vice President of Operations The Supreme Court is expected to release its decision on the healthcare (or health care) reform package known as ACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), implemented by President Obama in 2010, before the end of June.  Some news outlets state that we will hear as early End excerpt

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  • More 2012 Healthcare Changes: Simplicity is the Key Word

    December 13, 2011 | Blog

    Recently we spoke about a simple, but important change to employee W-2s that is taking place due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Healthcare Reform). Additional changes rolling out in 2012 are designed to simplify paperwork and standardization of coverage for employers and employees. Cigna has a very easy to understand definition of standardization of End excerpt

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