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BAS' Private Health Care Exchange Technology Solutions

BAS’ MyEnroll.com insurance enrollment and billing system is perfectly suited as the base enrollment and billing system for forthcoming health care exchanges that desire ...
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Daily Facility Sweeps

BAS maintains HIPAA compliant facilities. In keeping with BAS' focus on privacy and security of clients' sensitive information, BAS maintains a daily facility sweep ...
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New Guidance for Employers and Insurers on the Implementation of ...

The government released three proposed rules last week providing additional guidance on health care reform. The rules address (1) preexisting condition limitations and ...
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At-Will Employment Policies in Employee Handbooks

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which acts as a quasi-judicial body in deciding cases in administrative proceedings for both unionized and non-unionized ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 29.11.2012
Q.- I am aware of the $2,500 maximum limit on health flexible spending account plans for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2013. Is this maximum imposed on ...
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Understanding PHI Language

The HIPAA Privacy Rule applies to Protected Health Information (PHI) and the HIPAA Security Rule applies to Electronic Protected Health Information (EPHI). Employers may ...
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Health Care Reform's Impact on Health Flexible Spending Account Plans

The Affordable Care Act sets a maximum limit on the pre-tax contributions that an employee may make to a health flexible spending account plan. Prior to health care ...
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Remember to Provide Employees Required Annual Notices

Each year, employers and health plans are required to send certain notices to employees. Calendar-year health plans that are preparing for open enrollment may find it a ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 15.11.2012
Q.- Our company has a Board of Directors. We pay the Directors fees for their service. One of the Directors asked if he can participate in our Code section 125 cafeteria ...
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Emergency Preparedness Plan Important for All Businesses

With companies still feeling the impact of last week's hurricane, many employers are reviewing and revising their emergency preparedness plans. Hurricane Sandy has ...
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COBRA Remittance Reports

Cobra Control Services, LLC makes administration of COBRA easy and efficient. One aspect of CCS' easy administration is the availability of various reports. CCS offers ...
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Federal Insurance Plan To Be Announced Soon

The Affordable Care Act requires the establishment of nation-wide health insurance plans operated by the federal government. With the Obama administration given a ...
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Electronic Distribution of SPD

Many employers are aware of their responsibility to have and distribute a summary plan description (SPD) for their health and welfare plan. An SPD can be a lengthy ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 08.11.2012
Q.- An employee is turning 65. Do we have to give him or his wife a COBRA notice?
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COBRA Initial Rights Notice

An employer that sponsors a group health plan subject to COBRA must give each employee and each spouse of an employee who becomes covered under the plan a general notice ...
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Secure File Transfer for Protected Data Delivery

BAS makes it easy to send and receive information to and from administrators through its Secure File Transfer capabilities. The MyEnroll.com Secure File Transfer ...
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Remember the SBC As Part of Open Enrollment

As open enrollment approaches, employers should remember the new Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) requirement under health care reform. Group health plans must ...
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IRS Provides New Tax Guidance for Same-Sex Couples

The IRS has revised its guidance for same-sex domestic partners, same-sex individuals in civil unions, and other same-sex couples with marriage recognized by state law. ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 01.11.2012
Q.- Our business is located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hurricane Sandy affected our area. One of our hourly-paid employees showed up for work at his ...
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