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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 30.07.2015
Q.- An employee is retiring at the end of the month. He is on dialysis and is 65 years old.  Do we offer COBRA coverage since he is already eligible for Medicare? 
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Reinstatement of Health Coverage Tax Credit Program

  • BAS
  • 30.07.2015
The Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) provided a credit to certain eligible individuals and their families to pay for qualified health insurance premiums. The HCTC was ...
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Primer on the forms for New Health Care Reform Reporting

  • BAS
  • 30.07.2015
What is Form 1095-C? Form 1095-C is used by an employer to report information about the offers of health coverage it makes to its employees. 
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 23.07.2015
Q.- We have a group that as of August 1st is putting in place a spousal carve out-If a spouse of an employee is eligible for group health insurance through his or her ...
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Uber Driver- Employee or Independent Contractor?

  • BAS
  • 23.07.2015
Properly classifying a worker as an employee or an independent contractor is an important business decision. Employers must pay Social Security, Medicare and ...
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Medical Loss Ratio Reporting

  • BAS
  • 23.07.2015
Each year, health insurers must report information about their medical loss ratio to the Department of Health and Human Services. The medical loss ratio (MLR) is the ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 16.07.2015
Q.-  An employee’s spouse has a brain ailment and is incapable of self-care. She hires a caregiver to come to the house to take care of him, bathe him and feed him while ...
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Proposed Changes to Overtime Rules

  • BAS
  • 16.07.2015
The U.S. Department of Labor issued Proposed Rules that would change the overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA sets minimum wage, ...
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Trade Act Increases ACA Penalties

  • BAS
  • 16.07.2015
On June 29, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which increases potential penalties for failing to comply with health care ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 09.07.2015
Q.  Can an employee be reimbursed from his health FSA for financial counseling? 
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Funding for Paid Leave Research

  • BAS
  • 09.07.2015
The United States Department of Labor announced that $1.25 million will be available for research and analysis on how paid leave programs can be implemented across the ...
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2015 Draft Health Care Reform Reporting Forms Released

  • BAS
  • 09.07.2015
The IRS released draft versions of 2015 Forms 1095 and 1094. These forms, once finalized, will be used to report information to employees and to the IRS under health ...
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Colorado Employers May Fire for Marijuana Use

  • BAS
  • 02.07.2015
The Colorado Supreme Court held that an employer may fire an employee who fails a drug test for using marijuana when off the job, even if the employee has a legal ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 02.07.2015
Q.- An employee wants to be reimbursed from her 2015 Dependent Care FSA for sending her children to day camp. We think it is an eligible expense, but she paid the camp ...
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Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) and Essential Health Benefits and ...

  • BAS
  • 02.07.2015
As employers are preparing for their health care reform compliance filings due in early 2016, some terms may cause confusion. Minimum essential coverage, minimum value, ...
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