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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 31.07.2014
Q:  We have an employee who retired last year.  Both the retiree and his wife elected to continue health coverage under COBRA.  The retiree is dropping COBRA coverage ...
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LGBT Discrimination Prohibited for Federal Contractors

  • BAS
  • 31.07.2014
President Obama signed an executive order earlier this month prohibiting federal contractors and the government from discriminating against employees based on sexual ...
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IRS Releases First Draft of Health Care Reporting Forms

  • BAS
  • 31.07.2014
BAS is ready to assist employers with their new IRS-required reporting obligations under health care reform. 
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 24.07.2014
Q.  Are vitamin supplements, such as calcium and vitamin D, eligible for reimbursement from a health flexible spending account plan? 
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Form 5500 Filing

  • BAS
  • 24.07.2014
Employers with calendar year benefit plans should be gearing up for the Form 5500 filing deadline.  Unless an extension is requested, calendar year plans must file their ...
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Health Plan Identification Number

  • BAS
  • 24.07.2014
Self-funded health plans are required to obtain a standard Health Plan Identification number (HPID) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  This 10-digit ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 17.07.2014
Q.-  We terminated an employee because he was not performing his job well, and his coworkers did not like working with him.  He was covered under our health plan at the ...
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Flexible Work Schedules

  • BAS
  • 17.07.2014
Some employers offer their employees the option to work a flexible work schedule instead of the standard 9:00-5:00 work day.  Employers are generally not legally ...
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Tax Credits for Small Employers

  • BAS
  • 17.07.2014
Certain small employers that offer insured health coverage to their employees are eligible for a tax credit.  To be eligible for the credit, the employer must have no ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 10.07.2014
Q.- An employee is participating in our calendar year Dependent Care FSA and elected to contribute $2,000.  His wife just lost her job, and they no longer need the child ...
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Issues Facing Working Families

  • BAS
  • 10.07.2014
President Obama held a summit last month to address issues facing working families.  According to White House statistics, 
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Contraceptive Coverage Exception Under Health Care Reform

The U.S. Supreme Court recently responded to a challenge to health care reform by holding that closely held, for-profit businesses do not have to comply with the mandate ...
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Prepare for Health Care Reform Reporting

  The IRS is requiring employers to comply with new health care reform reporting requirements. To achieve compliance, employers will need to collect and consolidate vast ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 03.07.2014
Q.  An employer is in bankruptcy.  They originally had 1000 employees.  Now they have 25 employees.  They are getting a new health plan to offer to the 25 employees.  ...
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Proposed Changes to FMLA Rules

  • BAS
  • 03.07.2014
The U.S. Department of Labor announced proposed changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act to provide same-sex spouses the same protections as opposite-sex spouses. 
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Self-Funded Plans Must Pay PCORI Fee

  • BAS
  • 03.07.2014
Health care reform requires health plans to pay a fee to support clinical research.  The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Fee (PCORI fee) is due by July 31 ...
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