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Welcome Guidance from IRS on new Health FSA $2,500 Contribution Limit ...

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires health care flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to limit salary reduction contributions to $2,500 beginning January ...
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Question of the Week

  • Marla Roshkoff
  • 31.05.2012
Q.- I am continuing my group health plan coverage under COBRA. When I turn age 65, can I keep my COBRA coverage?
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Timely Termination of Administrator Logon

HR or Benefits Administrators who leave employment or change roles within an organization should be removed from access to not only HR systems, but also to the systems ...
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Employer Access to Social Media Password Information

Increasingly, employers are turning to social media for recruiting and as part of their overall business operations strategy. Consulting social media can provide an ...
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Question of the Week

  • Marla Roshkoff
  • 24.05.2012
Q.- I purchased contact lens solution and bandages at my local drug store. I know over-the-counter medicines must be prescribed to be reimbursed from my FSA. Can I get ...
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Data Import/Export Services

Employers who currently hand-key new employee records into multiple systems, such as a Human Resource Information System (HRIS), Payroll System and MyEnroll.com, risk ...
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HIPAA Audit Risk for Group Health Plans

The Office of Civil Rights is taking steps to enforce HIPAA compliance. The first OCR audits began in November 2011, and uncovered compliance issues, at a cost to ...
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Some Aspects of Health Care Reform Costly, but Likely Here to Stay

The Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of health care reform is expected within weeks. Whatever the outcome of the decision, it is very likely that some ...
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Benefits Outsourcing a Desired Alternative for Many Companies

More employers are outsourcing benefits than ever before. Benefits outsourcing is a desirable alternative for many companies, particularly those companies in the mid to ...
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Question of the Week

  • Marla Roshkoff
  • 17.05.2012
Q.- I am working for a company that established business on February 2, 2012. The company has 50 employees. If I am terminated from group health plan coverage in ...
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Privacy Best Practices

BAS remains vigilant about keeping client data private and secure. Toward that end, BAS practices several best practices to ensure that communications are made only to ...
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Self-Billing Capabilities

BAS' insurance "Self-Billing" service makes it easy for employers to pay their group life, short-term disability, and long-term disability premiums to their carriers. ...
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Additional Guidance on the New Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)

The Employee Benefits Security Administration issued additional guidance on the new Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) that must be distributed beginning September ...
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Limits on HDHP/HSA Plan Structures

The IRS announced new inflation-adjusted Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution limits and High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) limits for 2013. The new limits reflect ...
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Smart Password Protection

All MyEnroll.com users, including both administrators and individual employees, are assigned a unique user ID and password. The user ID and password are required to ...
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Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Values Increased for 2013

Employers sponsoring group health plans that offer prescription drug coverage to individuals eligible for Medicare Part D (generally those age 65 and older, including ...
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Regulations Require Unique Health Plan Identification Number

Health care reform requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue a series of regulations to streamline health care administration and make existing ...
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Question of the Week

  • Marla Roshkoff
  • 10.05.2012
Q.- My doctor suggested that I get a massage to help my lower back pain. Can I get reimbursed from my health FSA for the cost of the massage?
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ACH Authorization for FSA Reimbursements

Employees can quickly and easily set up direct deposit ACH authorization for flexible spending accounts through MyEnroll.com. Direct Deposit is available for FSA ...
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HIPAA Authorization Form

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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Question of the Week

  • Marla Roshkoff
  • 03.05.2012
Q- We have an Employer Group Waiver Plan (EGWP) with a wrap that supplements CMS Medicare prescription drug coverage. Should we offer a COBRA coverage election for the ...
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Criminal Background Checks May Violate EEOC Policy

Federal law does not clearly prohibit an employer from asking about arrest and conviction records in the pre-employment or employment context. However, the Equal ...
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Employer Pay-Or-Play: Determination of Minimum Value for Employer ...

The Internal Revenue Service issued a notice describing potential approaches for determining if employer group health coverage provides minimum value for purposes of ...
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