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Life Event Module in MyEnroll.com

  • BAS
  • 30.07.2015
Some employers participate in a benefit plan that allows employees to pay for health and welfare benefits before tax dollars. As a condition of paying for benefits with ...
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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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Tips for Personal Security

  • BAS
  • 30.07.2015
After the breach of security of federal government employees and former employees (see our article here), the government released tips for preventing identity theft. The ...
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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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Florida Health System Violates HIPAA with NFL Player Info Leak

  • BAS
  • 23.07.2015
A Florida hospital employee provided medical information about a defensive lineman for the New York Giants to an ESPN reporter. The reporter posted part of the player’s ...
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Submission Options for FSA and HRA participants

  • BAS
  • 23.07.2015
BAS provides two submission options for flexible spending account (FSA) and health reimbursement account (HRA) participants. 
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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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Federal Government Data Breach

  • BAS
  • 16.07.2015
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management announced a cybersecurity incident that impacted its computer system. The incident, which involved a breach of electronic ...
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New Hire Enrollment and Communications Module in MyEnroll.com

  • BAS
  • 16.07.2015
BAS supports employers to onboard newly hired, benefits eligible employees through the MyEnroll.com New Hire Enrollment and Communications module.  
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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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Critical Security Controls Publication

  • BAS
  • 09.07.2015
The Center for Internet Security (CIS), a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the security readiness and response of public and private sector entities, ...
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BAS’ Complete Data Collection, Consolidation and IRS Reporting ...

  • BAS
  • 09.07.2015
Under health care reform, the IRS is imposing complex reporting requirements on employers. To comply, you must be collecting and consolidating benefits, payroll, and ...
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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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Employee Premium & Fee Billing History in MyEnroll.com

  • BAS
  • 02.07.2015
MyEnroll.com now offers employers the ability to identify employee premium payments and fee details during a specific time period. This new application within the ...
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Health System Employee Steals Patient Data

  • BAS
  • 02.07.2015
A former assistant clerk in the Montefiore Health System was indicted for stealing patient data and selling it to an identity theft ring. The employee had access to ...
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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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