Blog Entries - January 2016

Carrier Corner- Tennessee Edition

Posted on: January 18, 2016 2:30 pm
Tags: January 2016, February 2016, Benefits connection

Learn what is happening with insurance carriers in Tennessee.

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‘Cadillac Tax’ Delayed For Two Years

Posted on: January 18, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: January 2016, February 2016, Benefits connection

On December 18, 2015, Congress passed a two-year delay on 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 and government funding package, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, known as the “Omnibus.”

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IRS Extends Information Reporting Due Dates

Posted on: January 18, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: January 2016, February 2016, Benefits connection

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced extended deadlines for 2015 Minimum Essential Coverage and Large Employer Shared Responsibility reporting required to be completed in early 2016.

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Wellness Program Success

Posted on: January 18, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: January 2016, February 2016, Benefits connection

Whether you are thinking about implementing a wellness program or have had one up and running for years, you must build both strategy and coordinated efforts to empower employees to take control of their own well-being.

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Carrier Corner

Posted on: January 18, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: January 2016, February 2016, Benefits connection

Learn what is happening with the insurance carriers in Kentucky and Ohio.

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IRS Releases Notice 2015-87

Posted on: January 18, 2016 1:00 pm
Tags: January 2016, February 2016, Benefits connection

The IRS notice addresses various issues that have arisen under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with respect to employer-sponsored coverage, focusing particularly on account-based employee benefits such as section 125 cafeteria plans and health reimbursement arrangements, reporting and defining hours of service. In addition, the IRS provided guidance regarding COBRA coverage and Health FSA carryovers.

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