News-to-Use

Question of the Week

  • Marla Roshkoff
  • 29.05.2014
Q.-  We have an employee who was participating in an FSA and then took a leave of absence.  We allowed her to stop participating in the FSA when she left.  The employee ...
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Minnesota Passes First Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Law

  • BAS
  • 29.05.2014
Minnesota has enacted the first-ever smartphone ‘kill switch’ law in an effort to address phone theft.  The law requires all smartphones sold in the state to have ...
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MyEnroll.com to Support Section 6055 and Section 6056 Reporting ...

  • BAS
  • 29.05.2014
BAS is preparing MyEnroll.com to provide free data collection, along with premium reporting solutions, for complying with the Section 6055 and Section 6056 reporting ...
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Youth and the Workplace

  • BAS
  • 29.05.2014
As the summer arrives, many employers hire students who are out of school on summer break.  The law is very specific as to what jobs can and cannot be held by children.
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Controlled Groups and the IRS Reporting Requirement

  • BAS
  • 29.05.2014
Health care reform places two new reporting requirements on employers starting next year.  The guidance offers specific clarifications for controlled groups.  For ...
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Simplifying Employee Payroll Deductions with MyEnroll.com

  • BAS
  • 22.05.2014
BAS makes it easy for employers to successfully manage employees’ payroll contributions for benefits with MyEnroll.com.  MyEnroll.com offers several features, including ...
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Workplace Posters

  • BAS
  • 22.05.2014
The Department of Labor (DOL) and its reporting agencies require employers to communicate certain information to their employees.  In some cases, the DOL mandates ...
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HHS to Issue Surveys to Guide HIPAA Audit Program

  • BAS
  • 22.05.2014
In an effort to finalize a HIPAA audit program, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is planning to send “pre-audit” surveys to up to 1,200 randomly selected ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 22.05.2014
Q.- I just got a notice saying my 24-year-old child can no longer receive dental coverage.  I thought children had to be covered up to age 26.  What happened?
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New Guidance on Cost Sharing Limits under Health Care Reform

The three agencies responsible for the implementation of health care reform (Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor) released a joint set of Frequently Asked ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 15.05.2014
Q.-  An employee terminated employment.  At her exit interview, she told me that she does not want COBRA coverage.  Do we still have to send her a COBRA qualifying event ...
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Employee vs. Independent Contractor

  • Marla Roshkoff
  • 15.05.2014
Employers that hire non-traditional workers must make sure to classify all members of their workforce properly.  The misclassification of workers can result in serious ...
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Employer Shared Responsibility Penalties Under Health Care Reform

Starting in 2015, employers that employ, on average, at least 50 full-time employees may be subject to a penalty if their employees receive a tax credit and purchase ...
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Data Breach Leads to Record-Setting HIPAA Settlement for Hospital and ...

  • BAS
  • 15.05.2014
A New York City-based hospital and university have agreed to pay $4.8 million to settle charges of a HIPAA violation involving 6,800 patients’ electronic medical ...
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BAS is now a Certified Subscriber to the Limited Access Death Master ...

  • BAS
  • 15.05.2014
BAS has been certified to access the Limited Access Death Master File (DMF) from the Social Security Administration (SSA).  With this certification, BAS continues to ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- We have a calendar year health FSA.  An employee purchased contact lenses in December 2013.  He got the bill for the lenses and paid the bill in January 2014.  He ...
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White House Pushes for National Data Breach Legislation

  • BAS
  • 08.05.2014
In a report on data and privacy published last week, the White House recommends the adoption of a national data breach reporting standard. This recommendation comes as ...
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Viewing Invoices for Insurance and Benefit Coverages in MyEnroll.com

  • BAS
  • 08.05.2014
BAS offers location billing services for employers with multiple locations.  Location billing helps an employer bill and collect payments for insurance and other ...
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HSA/HDHP Limits for 2015

  • BAS
  • 08.05.2014
The Internal Revenue Service issued 2015 limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and their associated high deductible health plans (HDHPs).  The limits increased based ...
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Coordination of COBRA and Enrollment in Exchange Coverage

  • BAS
  • 08.05.2014
The Department of Labor issued guidance intended to coordinate continuation of coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) with qualified ...
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Big City Medical Center Reports Breach Impacting 27,000 Employees

UPMC, affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, has reported a data breach impacting its employees. No patient data was stolen.
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MyEnroll.com New Hire Communications and Enrollment Module

BAS assists employers onboard benefits eligible, newly hired employees through the MyEnroll.com New Hire Communications and Enrollment module. BAS can configure ...
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Individual Mandate

The Affordable Care Act provides that starting this year, individuals must have minimum essential health coverage for each month of the year, qualify for an exemption, ...
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Health Coverage for Same-Sex Spouses

The Department of Health and Human Services clarified that all insurance companies must make available the option to cover same-sex spouses on their group and individual ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 01.05.2014
Q.- We have an employee who is going from full-time to part-time and is losing health coverage. She is electing COBRA. Can we allow her to pay her COBRA premiums with ...
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