Blog Entries - January 2015

Carrier Corner TN

Posted on: January 12, 2015 3:40 pm
Tags: January 2015, Benefits connection

Learn about updates from carriers in Tennessee.

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Minimum Essential Coverage

Posted on: January 12, 2015 3:10 pm
Tags: January 2015, Benefits connection

In November, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations related to the requirement for individuals to maintain Minimum Essential Coverage to meet the Individual Mandate. The regulations clarified the definition of minimum essential coverage for certain types of medical assistance and addresses general areas for determining affordability of employer-sponsored coverage.

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Hardship Exemptions From Individual Mandate

Posted on: January 12, 2015 3:00 pm
Tags: January 2015, Benefits connection

In November, the IRS provided a list of all hardship exemptions from the Individual Mandate that may be claimed on an individual’s federal income tax return without obtaining a hardship exemption certification.

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Proposed Changes For The Summary Of Benefits And Coverage

Posted on: January 12, 2015 3:00 pm
Tags: January 2015, Benefits connection

HHS and the Departments of Labor and Treasury have proposed changes to the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC). The proposed regulations clarify when and how a plan administrator or insurer must provide and SBC, shorten the SBC template, add a third cost example, and revise the uniform glossary.

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Changes Affecting Group Health Plans

Posted on: January 12, 2015 3:00 pm
Tags: January 2015, Benefits connection

Learn what changes will be affecting group health plans in the future.

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Carrier Corner

Posted on: January 12, 2015 3:00 pm
Tags: January 2015, Benefits connection

Learn about different carrier updates.

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