Blog Entries - August 2015

Increased Penalties And New Electronic Filing Steps

Posted on: August 3, 2015 10:00 am
Tags: July 2015, Benefits connection

On June 29, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which significantly increases potential penalties for insurers and employers that fail to comply with the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) and Large Employer reporting requirements first due in 2016.

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Subsidies Will Continue For Federal Marketplace Coverage

Posted on: August 3, 2015 10:00 am
Tags: July 2015, Benefits connection

The Affordable Care Act provides that subsidies are available to consumers enrolled in “an Exchange established by the State.”

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Five Habits That Can Harm Your Gums

Posted on: August 3, 2015 10:00 am
Tags: July 2015, Benefits connection

Maintaining your gums is one of the most important parts of taking care of your oral health. It is important to know what is good and bad for them, and there are certain harmful habits that can be avoided.

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Supreme Court Decision On Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on: August 3, 2015 10:00 am
Tags: July 2015, Benefits connection

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court declared that all couples have a fundamental right to marriage, regardless of gender. Same-sex couples may now exercise the right to marry in all states, regardless of what state law says. In addition, a state may not refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another state.

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Carrier Corner

Posted on: August 3, 2015 10:00 am
Tags: July 2015, Benefits connection

Learn what is new with carriers in KY, OH, and TN.

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