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BAS' Notice Distribution Services

BAS can assist employers with sending important benefit plan information through its document distribution services. These services are useful for new employee ...
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BAS' Notice Distribution Services

BAS can assist employers with sending important benefit plan information through its document distribution services. These services are useful for new employee ...
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MyEnroll.com Email Security

The recently released HIPAA rules create a renewed focus on email security. BAS takes security seriously and proactively encrypts email messages containing Social ...
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Distribution of Exchange Notice Delayed

As reported in our article dated December 6, 2012, all employers must provide a Notice to their employees describing the availability of the health care Exchanges for ...
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Employment Tax Correction for 2012 Transit Benefit Increase

The American Taxpayer Relief Act retroactively increased the monthly transit benefit exclusion under the Internal Revenue Code for 2012 for transit passes and commuter ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 31.01.2013
Q.- Several employees are not using the full amount in their FSA. Can we take the unclaimed money and use it as part of general assets? Can we give the money back to the ...
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A Report on Cyber, Privacy & Social Media Risk for Religious & ...

Article By: Steven R. Robinson, Area President, RPS Technology & Cyber (A division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.). Reprinted by permission of our friends at Arthur J. ...
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FSA Debit Card Unsubstantiated Expense Reports

BAS provides employers who offer debit cards for their flexible spending account programs a report of participants who have debit card claims that are unsubstantiated. ...
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FSA Debit Card Unsubstantiated Expense Reports

BAS provides employers who offer debit cards for their flexible spending account programs a report of participants who have debit card claims that are unsubstantiated. ...
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Java Security

The Department of Homeland Security advised that the most recent versions of Oracle's Java software should be disabled from computers due to security flaws. Web browsers ...
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Java Security

The Department of Homeland Security advised that the most recent versions of Oracle's Java software should be disabled from computers due to security flaws. Web browsers ...
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Remember Online CMS Disclosure for Prescription Drug Coverage

Employers who provide prescription drug coverage must remember to file the online disclosure with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about the ...
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New HIPAA Guidance Issued under Health Care Reform

Health care reform builds on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and requires the government to revise certain HIPAA provisions. ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 24.01.2013
Q.- We are an employer with several locations. We are no longer going to offer health coverage at one of the locations. Is this a COBRA qualifying event that will allow ...
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What's the Penalty?

The IRS has issued detailed guidance on the pay-or-play penalty under health care reform. Click here for our comprehensive article on the shared responsibility ...
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BAS Client Services Team and Call Center Success

The BAS Client Services team and Call Center is committed to providing a high level of customer service. The team is comprised of skilled benefits specialists who are ...
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BAS Client Services Team and Call Center Success

The BAS Client Services team and Call Center is committed to providing a high level of customer service. The team is comprised of skilled benefits specialists who are ...
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Banks Face Cyber-Attacks

In the past few weeks, various banks have been the subject of cyber-attacks purportedly linked to Iran. Iran has responded by confirming that it respects international ...
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Banks Face Cyber-Attacks

In the past few weeks, various banks have been the subject of cyber-attacks purportedly linked to Iran. Iran has responded by confirming that it respects international ...
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Fiscal Cliff Legislation Changes Some Employee Benefits

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, also known as the legislation passed to avert the "fiscal cliff," included several changes impacting employer-provided benefits.
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 17.01.2013
Q.- We are a non-profit school. Is our Health Plan subject to ERISA and do we have to file a Form 5500 for the plan?
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BAS Offers Direct Deposit for FSA Reimbursements

Through MyEnroll.com, BAS provides flexible spending account plan participants the ability to have their FSA reimbursements directly deposited into an approved bank ...
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BAS Offers Direct Deposit for FSA Reimbursements

Through MyEnroll.com, BAS provides flexible spending account plan participants the ability to have their FSA reimbursements directly deposited into an approved bank ...
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HIPAA Must Be Taken Seriously Regardless of Size

The Department of Health and Human Services has entered its first settlement agreement for a HIPAA breach involving fewer than 500 individuals. Hospice of North Idaho ...
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HIPAA Must Be Taken Seriously Regardless of Size

The Department of Health and Human Services has entered its first settlement agreement for a HIPAA breach involving fewer than 500 individuals. Hospice of North Idaho ...
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Additional Guidance Issued on Pay-Or-Play Mandate

Beginning in 2014, the shared responsibility provisions of health care reform require certain employers to offer qualified health coverage to their full time employees ...
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Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking Protected from ...

Employers may have to add domestic/dating violence, sexual assault and stalking to the factors that cannot be considered with respect to an employee or potential ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 10.01.2013
Q.- We forgot to provide a COBRA notice to a recently terminated employee. Is there a time limit for providing notice? What should we do and what are the rules on this?
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COBRA Payment Coupons

A group health plan subject to federal COBRA does not have to provide coverage to a qualified beneficiary until a timely election is made and required premiums are paid. ...
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COBRA Payment Coupons

A group health plan subject to federal COBRA does not have to provide coverage to a qualified beneficiary until a timely election is made and required premiums are paid. ...
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EDI File Transmission

Each week, BAS' Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) department sends electronic data files to clients' insurance vendors across the United States. To ensure the data BAS ...
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EDI File Transmission

Each week, BAS' Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) department sends electronic data files to clients' insurance vendors across the United States. To ensure the data BAS ...
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Withholding for Additional Taxes Required Under Health Care Reform

The Affordable Care Act increased the Medicare Part A payroll tax rate for certain individuals. The change under health care reform increases the rate from 1.45% to ...
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Background and Credit Check Documentation Must Be Updated

Employers who use background checks as part of their pre-employment screening should review the documentation they use to communicate screening results.
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 03.01.2013
Q.- We are trying to determine if we are subject to COBRA in 2013. How do we know if we have to offer COBRA?
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