Blog Entries - October 2015

Carrier Corner: TN

Posted on: October 12, 2015 4:00 pm
Tags: September 2015, October 2015, Benefits connection

Learn what is happening with insurance carriers in Tennessee.

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Carrier Corner: KY & OH

Posted on: October 12, 2015 3:20 pm
Tags: September 2015, October 2015, Benefits connection

Find out what is new with insurance carriers in Ohio and Kentucky.

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Exempt Employee, Independent Contractor Definitions

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

Recently, the Department of Labor updated its position on a couple of topics relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Medicare Part D Notice Due October 15

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

Employers whose health care plans include prescription drug benefits must notify Medicare-eligible employees by October 15 of each year whether their drug benefit is “creditable coverage,” meaning that it is expected to cover, on average, as much as the standard Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.

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Cadillac Tax Notice Issued

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

The Cadillac Tax is a 40% tax scheduled to take effect in 2018 to reduce health care usage and costs by encouraging employers to offer cost-effective plans that engage employees in sharing the cost of care.

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Ohio Legislative Changes

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

The state of Ohio recently passed House Bill 201. As a result, changes have been made regarding dependent age and full-time status.

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PACE Act Impacts Small Group Definition

Posted on: October 12, 2015 2:00 pm
Tags: September 2015, October 2015, Benefits connection

On October 1, 2015, the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act was passed by the House and Senate. President Obama signed the bill into law on October 8, 2015.

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