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Electronic Data Exchanges for Consistency

BAS offers an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) module in MyEnroll360 to keep employee data reliable and consistent and to save employers data processing time. BAS can ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- Are all-natural homeopathic products eligible for reimbursement from a health flexible spending account plan?
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Cybersecurity Newsletter

The 2020 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Cybersecurity Newsletter addresses the benefits of IT asset inventories as a part of HIPAA Security Rule compliance.
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Form 5500? SAR Due Soon

Health and welfare plans that file Form 5500 with the U.S. Department of Labor may have a summary annual report (SAR) reporting requirement due by the end of September.
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ACA Rules for Terminated and Re-Hired Employees

As businesses rebound from shut-downs during the COVID-19 pandemic, some employers are now able to rehire employees. Attention should be paid to the break-in-service ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- I am organizing a “learning pod” for my third grader while his public school is having virtual schooling. Is the cost of the learning pod teacher eligible for ...
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National Preparedness

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has identified September as National Preparedness Month. During this month, the agency promotes family and ...
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Department of Labor Compliance Seminar

The U.S. Department of Labor is sponsoring a virtual summit for employers identifying the DOL’s efforts to help compliance with federal labor laws. The summit will be ...
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Affordability Safe Harbors and Line 16

One of the most difficult parts of ACA compliance is accurately completing Lines 14 and 16 of IRS Form 1095-C.
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MyEnroll360 Services: Pension

Much More than Pension! Invest in a pension plan and retirement management solution that not only supports new hire onboarding but also supports any type of pension ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- I’ve been in front of my computer a lot and my eyes are bothering me. I am going to buy non-prescription blue light glasses. Will the cost be eligible for ...
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Health Care Provider Subject to HIPAA Fine

A small community health service organization was subject to a $25,000 fine and required to enter into a corrective action plan as part of a settlement for a breach of ...
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Department of Labor COVID Resources for Employers

The U.S. Department of Labor had put together many resources to help employers address COVID-19 in the workplace.
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ACA Guidance Updated

The IRS updated its Affordable Care Act guidance to take into account cost of living adjustments to ACA penalties. Question/Answer 55 was changed to reflect the 2021 ...
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MyEnroll360 Services: Onboarding

MyEnroll360 can help you attract & retain top talent, engage employees early on, and build employee trust using our employee benefits management online onboarding ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- Did the IRS’ COVID-19 guidance extend the maximum COBRA duration period? I know it gives continuants a longer time to pay and elect coverage.
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Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information

HealthIT.gov offers a Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information which provides an overview of the HIPAA rules. The guide, which may be accessed by ...
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MyEnroll360 Services: ACA

Simplify Affordable Care Act administration with our cloud-based solution. Save time and resources with software and back office support that takes care of record ...
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Tracking and Paying for Remote Work

This week, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Field Assistance Bulletin directing employers to use reasonable diligence to track hours of work for telecommuting ...
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Nursing Mothers in the Workplace

When the Affordable Care Act was passed, a provision of ACA amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to require employers to give break times for nursing mothers. ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- I know the IRS issued a rule this year that allows health flexible spending accounts to reimburse over-the-counter drugs without requiring a prescription. Does this ...
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BAS HIPAA Training

BAS takes the privacy and security of information very seriously. As a trusted partner with our clients, each BAS employee is trained on HIPAA privacy and security ...
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MyEnroll360 Claim Submission Processes

BAS gives you the ability to make your employees happy with easy flexible spending account claim submission and timely & accurate claim processing.
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Timing for Dependent Care FSA Claim Submissions

The IRS issued an Information Letter confirming that sponsors of flexible spending account plans have discretion to set their own claim submission timing deadlines.
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ACA Full-Time Employee Calculation

Determining which members of your workforce are full-time is an important first step for ACA compliance. Applicable large employers must offer affordable health coverage ...
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15 Reasons You can Outsource Your Premium Billing: Part 3 of 3

Part 3 of 3: 15 Reasons Why You Can Outsource Premium Billing & Collections In Parts One and Two of this 3-part series, we advanced the first 10 of 15 reasons why you ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- An employee who was terminated in April missed his 60-day COBRA election period. He wants to elect coverage now. Do we have to allow him to enroll in our plan under ...
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HIPAA Breach for Health System

A Rhode Island health system must pay a $1M fine after the theft of an un-encrypted laptop. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began investigating ...
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VETS-4212 Filing Open

The U.S. Department of Labor encourages affirmative actions to employ covered veterans and to advance covered veterans in employment. Federal contractors and ...
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ACA Compliance Continues in 2020

Even with the changes in this pandemic world, employer responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act move forward. All employers should be paying attention to ACA ...
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Login Notice in MyEnroll360

When users log into MyEnroll360,  they are directed to a landing page with an information statement. Before users can move further into MyEnroll360, they must click a ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- Can the cost of COVID-19 testing be reimbursed from a health FSA?
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VPN for Remote Working

The Internal Revenue Service recommends the use of a virtual private network (VPN) to protect against cyber intruders when working remotely.
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New Plan Limits Announced for HSAs and HDHPs

The IRS released the limits for health savings accounts and high deductible health plans for 2021. These amounts take into account cost-of-living adjustments.
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California State ACA Reporting Requirements

When the federal Affordable Care Act tax penalty for not maintaining health coverage was reduced to $0, many states implemented their own mandates for residents to carry ...
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15 Reasons You can Outsource Your Premium Billing: Part 2 of 3

Part 2 of 3: 15 Reasons Why You Can Outsource Premium Billing & Collections In Part One of this 3-part series, we advanced the first 5 of 15 reasons why you can ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- An employee is traveling across the state to see a specialist for cancer treatment. He asked if he can be reimbursed from his health FSA for the cost to get to the ...
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HIPAA Authorizations

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires an "authorization" for any use or disclosure of protected health information that is not ...
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New FMLA Forms Released

The U.S. Department of Labor issued new Family and Medical Leave Act forms that may be used immediately. The forms are intended to be simpler and easier to understand ...
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PCORI Fee Must Be Filed Tomorrow

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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Ability to Pend Dependents in MyEnroll.com

MyEnroll.com offers employers a way to “pend” a dependent in the system to obtain documentation of dependent status before enrolling the dependent for coverage. This ...
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Preparation for Open Enrollment

Employers that sponsor plans running on a July 1 through June 30 plan year are beginning preparation for open enrollment. MyEnroll.com provides both employers and ...
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Life Event Module Reduces HR Time and Helps with Compliance

Some employers maintain a cafeteria plan under section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code to allow employees to pay for health and welfare benefits with before-tax ...
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Increased Percentage of ACA Affordability

The IRS released the affordability threshold for employer-provided health coverage for 2021. Under the Affordable Care Act, an applicable large employer must provide ...
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Return to Work Guidance and Leave Guidance

The U.S. Department of Labor issued guidance on return-to-work protocol with respect to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and ...
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IRS “Dirty Dozen”

The IRS released its annual version of “dirty dozen” tax and security scams. The IRS produces this list to help individuals keep their information protected and secure. ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 23.07.2020
Q.- May we allow an employee to change her Health FSA election without a life event?
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15 Reasons You Can Outsource Your Premium Billing: Part 1 of 3

Part 1 of 3:15 Reasons Why You Can Outsource Premium Billing & Collections (Reasons 6-10 and 11-15 will be presented on 7/30 & 8/6, respectively) There’s no reason why ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 16.07.2020
Q.- Can we skip open enrollment this year since we are not going to be back in the office and make our employees stay in the same plans for next year?
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MyEnroll360 Passwords

MyEnroll360 requires a unique user ID and password for access. 
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Sick Leave Credit Reporting

Employers will have to report amounts paid for qualified sick leave wages and qualified family leave pay under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Reporting is ...
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2020 Draft IRS Reporting Forms Released

The IRS released draft 1094-B/C and 1095-B/C Forms for 2020. Once finalized, the forms will be used for completing 2020 tax year health care reform reporting.
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MyEnroll360 Services: COBRA

BAS' Cobra Control Services, LLC provides everything you need in the cloud for COBRA administration & compliance notifications, premium billing and collection, so you ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 09.07.2020
Q.- Can we delay issuing a COBRA election notice to someone who is terminating from employment? We’ve been very busy and the HR admin who usually processes the notices ...
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Security Access Roles

MyEnroll360 allows for the configuration of security rules for both employees and administrators. Each menu item and application is set up with permissible user types ...
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MyEnroll360 Complete ACA Compliance and Administration Software

BAS and its MyEnroll360 simplifies Affordable Care Act administration with a cloud-based solution. Save time and resources with software that takes care of record ...
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New Tool to Determine Eligibility for Paid COVID-19 Sick Leave

The U.S. Department of Labor released an online tool for employees to use to determine if they qualify for paid sick leave or paid family and medical leave for issues ...
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ACA Nondiscrimination Rules Changed

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finalized rules that change the nondiscrimination requirements under the Affordable Care Act. This change lessons ...
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MyEnroll360 Services: Dependent Audit

Dependent Audit Administration MyEnroll360 takes dependent eligibility auditing to the cloud, and delivers an efficient, compliant and easy to use experience – for real ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 02.07.2020
Q.- My 18 months of COBRA is ending in August. What options do I have for getting health coverage?
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Ransom Paid by Medical School

Reports indicate that the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical School paid cyber-hackers $1.14 million in bitcoin to retrieve data from a ransomware ...
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Deductibility of Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits

The IRS issued guidance in proposed regulations explaining the loss of business deductibility for qualified transportation fringe benefits beginning after 2017. While ...
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Benefits.gov Coronavirus Resources

Benefits.gov, a cross-governmental collaboration across many federal agencies, is an online resource consolidating federal benefits. It is intended to be the official ...
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MyEnroll360 Services: Enrollment

Save time and resources with MyEnroll360 software that takes care of all administration, compliance, and premium billing tasks.
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 25.06.2020
Q.- Is it true that we can allow our employees to make changes to their health and FSA benefits based on changes in circumstances due to COVID-19 related reasons?
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MyEnroll360 User Authentication

All users are authenticated upon accessing MyEnroll360. This controls logon and application access.
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New BASusa Website Launched!

BAS released its new website- www.basusa.com. Click on this link to learn about BAS’ product offerings and how MyEnroll360 is your go to solution for blending ...
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IRS-Recognized Mid-Year Change Events

The IRS allows employees to pay for certain benefits with pre-tax dollars through an employer-sponsored Code section 125 (cafeteria) plan. As a condition of receiving ...
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FAQs Address Health Plan COVID-19 Implementation

The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury released joint frequently asked questions about the implementation coronavirus relief guidance. ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 18.06.2020
Q.- I understand I have an extended time to elect and pay for my COBRA coverage due to the COVID-19 outbreak. My COBRA coverage was due to start March 1, but I only want ...
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Patching IT Vulnerabilities

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) along with the FBI issued an alert to IT security professionals encouraging them to patch commonly known ...
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Monitoring MyEnroll360 Changes

MyEnroll360 offers reporting capabilities so administrators can view changes made to their employees’ records. These reports identify data changes during a specific ...
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Updates to COBRA Notices

The U.S. Department of Labor updated its model COBRA notices to provide recipients more information about the interaction of COBRA and Medicare. All employers should ...
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PCORI Fee Due in July

The Affordable Care Act established the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) an organization tasked with improving the quality of health care and ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 11.06.2020
Q.- We resumed regular office work this week and we are taking the temperature of every employee who comes into the building to work. Is the temperature check ...
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Warnings Against COVID-19 Security Fraud

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service issued a warning to Americans about tax fraud and financial scams related to COVID-19. The IRS has seen an increase in the number ...
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Termination Controls

Controls in MyEnroll360 allow clients to limit who in an organization may terminate employees in a specific class. For example, an employer may only want specific ...
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Dependent Care FSA or Child Care Tax Credit?

Employees who work for employers that offer a dependent day care flexible spending account plan may be faced with the choice of participating in the FSA or taking the ...
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Changes to PPP Loan Program

On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) which gives employers increased flexibility when using Paycheck ...
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Encrypting Data

The IRS has encouraged tax preparers and owners of sensitive data to consider encryption. Encryption makes information unreadable without a deciphering key.
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Checking Eligible FSA Expenses in MyEnroll360

BAS makes it easy to determine if an expense is eligible for reimbursement from a flexible spending account plan. In order to maintain its tax-favored status, a health ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 04.06.2020
Q.- I know day camp expenses are eligible for reimbursement from a Dependent Day Care FSA. What about the cost of an online, virtual day camp?
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New Form W-4 and IRS Compliance Tools

Tax reform in 2017 made changes to wage withholding. Many of these changes went into effect in 2018. All the changes are now captured in a revised Form W-4 which ...
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Employer Tax Credits

The IRS offers three new tax credits for COVID-19 related matters.
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 28.05.2020
Q.- I want to decrease my Health FSA election, but my employer said no. Don’t I have to be given the opportunity to change my election this year?
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Online Shopping Tips

During COVID-19 stay at home orders, online shopping has increased. The IRS issued the following tips for safe online shopping.
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MyEnroll360 Library Document Presentation

MyEnroll360 provides employers the ability to create a comprehensive reference library for centralizing Human Resources documents. The Reference Library feature allows ...
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EEOC Delays EEO-1 Compliance Date

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a delay in the date for submitting 2019 EEO-1 data due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, the reporting ...
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Measurement Period for Fiscal Year Plans

Employers with plans beginning July 1 that use the look-back measurement method for determining full-time status will likely be able to make FTE determinations now. ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 21.05.2020
Q.- We follow Federal COBRA. Is it true that we have to extend the premium payment date for our continuants?
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BAS Security Posture

Benefit Allocation Systems invests strategically in technology to ensure the security of the MyEnroll.com system. In addition to security and privacy training, BAS ...
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Personalized Enrollment Options in MyEnroll360

MyEnroll360 is a “rules-based” system ensuring that each employee sees only the plans, rates and options available to him or her.
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Changes Available for FSAs

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) plans are now allowed to make temporary, new plan design changes to give employees flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes ...
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SBC and Open Enrollment

A Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) is an easy-to-read summary of health coverage that allows an individual to compare costs and coverages among health plans in ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 14.05.2020
Q.- We offer a high deductible health plan with a health savings account component. We know employees who enroll in this plan option cannot participate in our general ...
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Separating MyEnroll360 Access Based on User Role

Security rules are administered for both employees and administrators within MyEnroll360. Each menu item and application are set up with permissible user types that ...
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New COBRA Dashboard Available in MyEnroll360

The U.S. government recently issued a rule extending the required timeframes for electing and paying for COBRA continuation coverage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For ...
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Affiliated Companies May Impact ACA Obligations

Applicable Large Employers (ALE) with 50 or more full-time employees must provide affordable, minimum value coverage to full-time employees and their dependents or be ...
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IRS Relaxes Cafeteria Plan and FSA Rules for COVID-19

The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance allowing temporary changes to cafeteria plan rules resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance increases the ability ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 07.05.2020
Q.- I know the government changed the rules for when COBRA elections and payments need to be made. Do these new rules extend the maximum length of the COBRA period?
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HIPAA Settlement for Ambulance Company

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights entered into a $65,000 settlement agreement with an ambulance company after a laptop fell of the ...
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Internet Explorer No Longer Supported by MyEnroll360

As of May 6, 2020, BAS will no longer support Internet Explorer for its MyEnroll360 applications. This means you will no longer be able to logon to MyEnroll360 using ...
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COBRA Payment and Election Timeframes Extended

Last week, the U.S. government issued a rule extending the required timeframes for electing and paying for COBRA continuation coverage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our ...
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New Jersey ACA Reporting Due Soon

The Affordable Care Act requires virtually all Americans to have health insurance coverage or pay a tax penalty. The requirement to have health insurance is referred to ...
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Extension of Benefit Plan Timeframes Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

This week, the U.S. Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service and Department of Treasury jointly issued a Final Rule extending certain timeframes for employee ...
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MyEnroll360 Security Notice Customization

When users log www.MyEnroll.com, they are directed to a landing page with an information statement. Before users can move further into MyEnroll, they must click a button ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 30.04.2020
Q.- We are a large employer and use the look-back measurement method for determining full-time status. A full-time employee was terminated from employment in March. We ...
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Add a Vow of Poverty to ACA Compliance Module

MyEnroll360 offers employers who have engaged BAS for health care reform data collection and reporting services the ability to add a Vow of Poverty for their eligible ...
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Reduction of Hours and Health Coverage for Employees

Under the Affordable Care Act, an applicable large employer must offer its full-time employees affordable minimum essential health coverage or pay a penalty. A full-time ...
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Frequently Asked Questions about SBCs

The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury jointly issued Frequently Asked Questions about the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) required ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 23.04.2020
Q.- We are re-hiring an employee who was offered and elected COBRA. When he is rehired, he will once again be eligible for health coverage. He asked if he could continue ...
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MyEnroll360 Data Encryption

Benefit Allocation Systems ensures proper security for all retained data. Not only does BAS encrypt data in transit, but BAS also encrypts data at rest. Data at rest ...
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New Features in MyEnroll360

MyEnroll360 includes a series of new features which enhance the user experience. A description of the new changes is contained within the “What’s New” section of the ...
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Tax Credit for COVID-19 Related Leave

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides refundable tax credits to businesses with fewer than 500 employees reimbursing them dollar-for-dollar for ...
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IRS Suggests Safe Security Protocol

With more people working from home, the IRS warns tax professionals and other service providers to take additional security steps to protect private data.
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Direct Deposit for FSA/HRA Reimbursements

Benefit Allocation Systems provides easy and accurate flexible spending account plan administration. While employees may be limited with their banking options due to ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- If an employer is going out of business and COBRA will not be offered, does the employer have to send an unavailability of coverage notice?
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U.S. Department of Labor COVID-19 Guidance

The U.S. Department of Labor has been updating its guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). FFCRA provides employees protections under a new ...
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ACA Marketplace Coverage Enrollment Periods

The Affordable Care Act required all states to create a marketplace through which their residents could purchase health coverage. Some states elected to offer coverage ...
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PPP Loan Premium Reports

BAS has been receiving many requests for how to access reports summarizing costs of health coverage. This article is a reprint with directions that may be helpful for ...
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Destroying Electronic Media

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has guidance on disposing of electronic devices. Employers should make sure they properly ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- I submitted a claim for vitamins to be reimbursed from my health FSA. Why is this being denied? I thought over-the-counter medicines could now be reimbursed from ...
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DOL Issues FFCRA Guidance

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide their workforce with paid sick leave and paid family ...
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Statute of Limitations for IRS ACA Penalties

The Internal Revenue Service released a Chief Counsel Memorandum advising that the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Payment (ESRP) does not have a ...
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Paycheck Protection Program Regulations Issued Evening of 4/2/2020

(Select Portions from Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program) 
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CARES Act Makes ACA FSA/HRA Changes

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) established a rule that starting January 1, 2011, distributions from health care flexible spending account plans and ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- May we let an employee change his Dependent Care FSA election now that he is under a stay-at-home order?
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MyEnroll360 Session Timeout

MyEnroll360 automatically terminates a user’s session after 20 minutes of inactivity. This is an important feature for information systems containing personally ...
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MyEnroll360 Reporting for PPP CARES Act Loan Applications

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) signed into law last week includes a federal small business loan program to incentivize employers to ...
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What is the difference between a furlough and a layoff and how does ...

A “furlough” is generally an employer-forced temporary leave of absence after which an employee is expected to return to active employment. The individual is still ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- My employer offers a debit card with my health FSA. May I use the card to purchase pain relief medicine?
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Tips for Keeping Your Work from Home Secure

With much of the workforce now working remotely, it’s a good time to remind employees of maintaining good security practices. Cyber criminals have tools to capitalize on ...
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Cobra Control Services Provides Easy and Cost-Effective COBRA ...

BAS’ Cobra Control Services (CCS) COBRA administration solution provides best-practices processes and reliability to help you comply with federal COBRA and state ...
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Form 1094-B/C Transmission Due Next Week

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers must remember their Affordable Care Act (ACA) obligations. Form 1094-B/C must be transmitted to the IRS by March ...
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Dependent Care FSA COVID-19 Considerations for Employers

With the change to remote work and the closure of day care facilities, many employees will no longer be able to use funds in a Dependent Care FSA. A Dependent Care FSA ...
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Health Care FSA COVID-19 Considerations for Employers

With the life-altering changes brought about by COVID-19, many employees are not able to incur services for dental, vision and other medical needs. Employees may have ...
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ACA Full-Time Status Even When Work Hours Reduced

Employers are facing difficult decisions as COVID-19 impacts business operations. Some employers are considering the possibility of office closings, workforce ...
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Some COVID-19 Tracking Maps Infect Computers

Many health and research organizations have created useful dashboards that keep track of the spread of COVID-19. Security experts have found that hackers are using some ...
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Emergency Contacts in MyEnroll360

MyEnroll360 offers employers a feature for employees to maintain their Emergency Contacts. This free enhancement provides useful information for employers in the event ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 19.03.2020
Q.- One of our health FSA participants submitted a receipt for 250 large bottles of contact lens solution. He is probably worried about a shortage during the coronavirus ...
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Don’t Forget COBRA Requirements for COVID-19 Layoffs

Employers are facing difficult decisions as COVID-19 impacts business operations. Some employers are considering office closings, workforce reductions, temporary layoffs ...
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IRS Guidance Against Identity Theft

The IRS has identified five steps taxpayers can take to protect against identity theft. According to the IRS, tax-based identity theft occurs when someone uses a ...
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Mass Email Manager for Contacting Employees

BAS recognizes an employer’s ongoing need to send information to its diverse employee population. Sometimes, an employer needs to communicate with subset employees and ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 12.03.2020
Q.- May I use funds in my HRA to pay COBRA premiums? I know premiums are not eligible to be reimbursed from a health FSA.
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Coronavirus and Employer FMLA

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor has frequently asked questions addressing COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act. If an employee misses ...
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U.S. Supreme Court to Review ACA

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear two petitions on the constitutionality of the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act. The individual mandate ...
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Employee Questions About 1095 Forms

  • BAS
  • 05.03.2020
Full time employees and employees with health coverage should have received Form 1095-B and/or C by March 2, 2020. While individuals are no longer penalized for not ...
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Identity Theft Central

The IRS released “Identity Theft Central,” a section of its website that provides information on identity theft and data security. The site provides information on how ...
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ACA Reports in MyEnroll360

MyEnroll360 provides a central location for Affordable Care Act (ACA) data collection reports. Most reports are available to both Master Administrators and Location ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 05.03.2020
Q.- I am becoming entitled to Medicare because of disability. I have determined that Medicare Part B and D will not benefit me and I will only keep Part A (Hospital ...
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New Form I-9

A new version of the I-9 employment eligibility verification form has been issued and should be used when hiring new employees. Form I-9 is used to confirm that ...
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BAS Employs Data Loss Prevention Software

BAS employs Data Loss Prevention (DLP) software from one of the leading providers of enterprise security solutions. This software gives BAS visibility and control over ...
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MyEnroll360 Self-Billing Module

The insurance "Self-Billing" module in MyEnroll360 makes it easy for employers to pay their group life, short-term disability, and long-term disability premiums to their ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 27.02.2020
Q.- What is the difference between a copay and coinsurance and are both eligible for reimbursement from a health FSA?
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Form 1094 Paper Filing Due

While employers are in the process of preparing and distributing their 1095 Forms to meet the extended deadline of March 2, 2020, they should remember that the IRS did ...
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Deadline for Medicare Part D Filing

The Medicare Modernization Act requires employers with health plans that include prescription drug coverage to notify Medicare-eligible participants if the drug coverage ...
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HIPAA Security Rule Assessment

The HIPAA Security Rule provides nation-wide standards to protect electronic personal health information that is created, received, used or maintained by a HIPAA covered ...
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EDI Quality Controls

BAS’ Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) module in MyEnroll360 allows for the exchange of data between your plan and your vendor. Transferring data electronically results ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 13.02.2020
Q.- I purchased ibuprofen at the pharmacy. I submitted the receipt for reimbursement from my FSA. It is clearly a medicine, but the reimbursement was rejected. Why?
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IRS Tax Withholding Estimator

The Internal Revenue Service issued an updated Tax Withholding Estimator that allows employees to determine the appropriate amount of federal income to be withheld from ...
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Completing Line 16 of Form 1095-C

Last week our Health Care Reform article explained the Codes for completing Line 14 of Form 1095-C. This week we focus on completing Line 16 of Form 1095-C.
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 06.02.2020
Q.- I heard that we have to report the cost of health coverage on an employee’s W-2. Is this correct?
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IRS Videos for Phishing Emails

The IRS has released a video with tips on how to avoid phishing scams.  Phishing starts with an unsolicited email or a website that looks legitimate but is intended to ...
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Cobra Control Services Rate Renewal Requests

Cobra Control Services provides easy COBRA administration at low per-use costs. One often-overlooked feature of COBRA administration is informing COBRA participants ...
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NJ Transportation Benefits

The Internal Revenue Code allows employers to offer transportation benefits to employees on a before-tax basis through a qualified transportation fringe benefit plan. A ...
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Form 1095-C and Line 14

Applicable Large Employers (those with 50 or more full-time/full-time equivalent employees in the prior year) should be in the process of completing their Form 1095 ...
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Data Privacy Rule

Data privacy and security is of the utmost importance to BAS. We make a great investment in our systems and services to ensure they align with privacy and security best ...
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ACA Reporting for COBRA Clients

Cobra Control Services offers employers a self-service reporting tool which is useful for Affordable Care Act compliance. Using the MyEnroll360 reporting tool, employers ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 30.01.2020
Q.- We are a religious organization. Do we have to count hours and send an Affordable Care Act 1095 Form to our religious employees?
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Updated IRS Publication for Medical Expenses

The IRS released an updated version of Publication 502- Medical and Dental Expenses- that should be used for filing 2019 tax returns. Publication 502 explains the ...
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ACA Guidance for Families

The IRS updated Publication 5187, “Affordable Care Act: What You and Your Family Need to Know.” The publication explains the Affordable Care Act and what individuals ...
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Employer.gov

The U.S. Department of Labor has a useful website for employers of all sizes. Employer.gov provides employer resources and provides answers to common questions about ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 23.01.2020
Q.- An employee had a baby and returned to work on a part-time basis. She lost her eligibility for health coverage and will have a COBRA election. Can she pay her COBRA ...
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Social Security Numbers Masked in MyEnroll360

The first 5-digits of an employee’s Social Security Number are masked when an employee is logged into MyEnroll360. When an employee wants to confirm that their masked ...
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MyEnroll360 Enhancements

BAS has updated MyEnroll360 to enhance the user experience.
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California Mandates Individual Health Coverage

California joins DC and New Jersey in requiring residents, starting this year, to maintain individual health coverage. California residents who do not have health ...
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Review your ACA Data in MyEnroll360

Employers with ACA data collection and reporting services with BAS should have received an email with instructions for reviewing and approving 1095-C forms for 2019.
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 16.01.2020
Q.- An employee’s daughter is aging off of our health plan. The daughter will be continuing coverage under COBRA. Can our employee pay for his daughter’s COBRA premiums ...
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No Flash Drives at BAS

BAS makes security of client data its number one priority. BAS has a policy of not allowing any information to leave its computers via flash drive.
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Mileage Reimbursement Rate

The IRS released Notice 2020-05 identifying the optional standard mileage rates for taxpayers to use in computing the deductible costs of operating an automobile for ...
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IRS Reminder of Form 1040 Tax Return Changes for ACA

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reduced the Affordable Care Act individual shared responsibility payment to $0.00 starting with the January 1, 2019 tax year.  The IRS has ...
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IRS Suggests Strong Passwords

The IRS suggests two actions for preventing identity theft: using strong passwords and keeping those passwords secure.
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 09.01.2020
Q.- Can an employee use a health FSA to pay in advance for COBRA premiums?
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Veterans’ Employment Challenge

The U.S. Department of Labor, Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs launched a contest for companies to build a software application to match the ...
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Do I Need to Offer Health Coverage?

The Affordable Care Act requires employers that are “applicable large employers” (ALEs) to offer health coverage to their full-time employees or pay a penalty. Employers ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 02.01.2020
Q.- Our plan year starts 1/1/2020 and we held open enrollment in November. Employees pay for coverage with pre-tax dollars. An employee has just asked if she can change ...
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IRS Guidance on Phishing Scams

A phishing scam starts with an unsolicited email or a website that looks legitimate but is intended to trick the user. The scam entices a person to provide personal and ...
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W-2 Reports in MyEnroll360

Form W-2 must be provided to employees by the end of the month. Certain employers must report on an employee’s Form W-2 the cost of coverage under an employer-sponsored ...
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Are You Posting Required Notices?

The beginning of the year is a good time for employers to take stock of state and federal HR responsibilities. This includes making sure notices are posted ...
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PCORI Fee Extended for 10 More Years

The Affordable Care Act created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) which is an organization tasked with improving the quality of health care and ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 19.12.2019
Q.- Can we send our 1095-C forms electronically or do they have to be mailed?
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$1.6 Million HIPAA Penalty for Unsecured Server

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission received a $1.6 million penalty from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for releasing protected health ...
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MyEnroll360 Notes Application

Administrators can add notes to MyEnroll360 to save important information about employees. The Notes module allows employers to document conversations and information ...
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New Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule updating the earnings threshold required to be exempt from receiving overtime pay. The new rule is expected to make 1.3 ...
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Court Finds Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

Yesterday, the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held that the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. The court did not rule on ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 12.12.2019
Q.- What does it mean when a child must be covered until Age 26?
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HIPAA Settlement for Unencrypted Mobile Device

The University of Rochester Medical Center entered into a resolution agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights  for failing ...
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Federal or Mini-COBRA?

As 2019 comes to a close, employers should review their census data to determine if they will be subject to federal COBRA or state mini-COBRA in 2020.
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Form 5500 Released

The U.S. Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation jointly released copies of the 2019 Form 5500 forms. The forms are used ...
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