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Question of the Week

Q.- One of our former employees is upset that he received a bill for his COBRA coverage. He said he was involuntarily terminated and should have free COBRA. Is this true?
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StopRansomware.Gov

The U.S. government started a website to help organizations combat the increase in ransomware. Ransomware is a cyberattack that encrypts files on a device making those ...
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Direct Deposit for FSA Reimbursements

Benefit Allocation Systems provides easy and accurate flexible spending account plan services. Employees who participate in an employer’s FSA serviced by BAS should know ...
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Mini-COBRA Premium Subsidy

The American Rescue Plan Act provides a 100% COBRA premium subsidy between April 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021 for certain individuals entitled to COBRA or state ...
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A Break in the Service Rules for ACA

Employers who terminate employees and later re-hire them must be sure to consider the break in service rules under the Affordable Care Act if they calculate hours using ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- We just hired an employee who is receiving COBRA premium assistance from her former employer. Our health plan has a waiting period for eligibility- a new hire is ...
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Data Encryption

The IRS encourages owners of sensitive data to consider encryption. Encryption makes information unreadable without a deciphering key.
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ACA Hours Upload Tool

Tracking employees hours is an important part of Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance. Employers must offer minimum essential, affordable health coverage to their ...
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W-4 Tax Withholding Calculator

Employers should remind employees to check their withholding. Whether a new hire or an ongoing employee, completing Form W-4 properly is important for all members of the ...
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PCORI Fee Due for Self Funded Plans

The Affordable Care Act established the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to improve the quality of health care and provide information to help ...
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