News-to-Use

Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 29.10.2015
Q.-  I thought health care reform required children to be covered under our plans until age 26. Why won’t our dental carrier allow this? 
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Another Insurance Company Cyber Attack

  • BAS
  • 29.10.2015
Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield reported that hackers accessed their information systems. The health plan covers members in New York State. According to reports, the ...
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HR Notices

  • BAS
  • 29.10.2015
The fall is a good time for employers to review the annual notices that must be distributed to employees. Some notices are distributed at open enrollment, and others are ...
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Transitional Reinsurance Fee Due Soon

  • BAS
  • 29.10.2015
Health care reform requires health insurance issuers and self-insured group health plans to pay a transitional reinsurance fee in 2014, 2015 and 2016. For 2015, the fee ...
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Change to MyEnrollServices Email Address

  • BAS
  • 22.10.2015
The email address from which you will be receiving BAS’ Weekly News to Use has changed. Starting October 29th you will be receiving the newsletter from ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 22.10.2015
Q.- Our plan year starts 7/1. We are planning to use the lookback method to determine our full-time employees for the 2015 filing. Our measurement period run 5/1-4/30. ...
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Secure Data Transfers in MyEnroll.com

  • BAS
  • 22.10.2015
Employers should pay attention when transmitting employee personal information over the internet. BAS makes it easy to afford the highest level of privacy and security ...
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No Cost of Living Adjustment for Social Security

  • BAS
  • 22.10.2015
Last week, the Social Security Administration announced that there will be no annual cost-of living adjustment on Social Security payments for 2016. Retirees saw a 1.7 ...
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PCORI Fee for 2015-2016

  • BAS
  • 22.10.2015
The IRS issued the adjusted dollar amount that will be charged for the annual PCOR fee charged to insured and self-funded plans.
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 15.10.2015
Q.  An employee is terminating employment at the end of the month. She wants her COBRA qualifying event notice now. Do we have to give it to her?
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HIPAA Compliance Oversight

  • BAS
  • 15.10.2015
The Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a report urging enhanced oversight of compliance with the HIPAA privacy standards. 
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Health Care Reform (ACA) Reporting in MyEnroll.com

  • BAS
  • 15.10.2015
BAS’ Affordable Care Act (health care reform) Administration & Compliance services in MyEnroll.com are designed to support the entire ACA data collection, data analysis ...
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Life Changes and Benefits

  • BAS
  • 15.10.2015
Employer health plans allow changes mid-year on the account of certain life events. These events include marriage, birth of a child/adoption/placement for adoption, ...
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New Definition of Small Employer for Health Insurance Coverage

  • BAS
  • 15.10.2015
Last week, President Obama signed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act. PACE changes the definition of a small employer for purposes of purchasing ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 08.10.2015
Q. -  We just hired our 20th employee last week. Does that mean we have to start offering COBRA right away?
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Fitbit Supports HIPAA Compliance

  • BAS
  • 08.10.2015
Fitbit, Inc. announced that it supports HIPAA compliance. Fitbit is an industry leader in the connected health and fitness market. 
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Employee Handbooks

  • BAS
  • 08.10.2015
An employee handbook is important for both employers and employees.  The handbook is a vehicle for employers to communicate policies and procedures and set expectations ...
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Affordability of Health Coverage

  • BAS
  • 08.10.2015
Health Care Reform requires employers with 50 or more full-time employees to provide minimum essential coverage that provides minimum value to its full-time employees ...
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“Look Back Results” Report in MyEnroll.com

  • BAS
  • 08.10.2015
MyEnroll.com offers employers who have engaged BAS for health care reform data collection and reporting services the ability to generate a report known as “Look Back ...
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BAS Participates in Valley Youth House Backpack Challenge!

  • BAS
  • 08.10.2015
As a kickoff to the launch of Benefit Allocation System’s focus on Community Service program, BAS participated in the Valley Youth House Backpack Challenge. From August ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 01.10.2015
Q.- Can I get reimbursed for my teeth whitening from my health flexible spending account plan? 
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$750,000 HIPAA Settlement for Indiana Cancer Group

  • BAS
  • 01.10.2015
Cancer Care Group, PC based in Indiana entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over a HIPAA breach. The group will have ...
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Notify CCS if Your Plan’s Renewal Date Changed

  • BAS
  • 01.10.2015
BAS’ Cobra Control Services, LLC (CCS) kindly requests that employers who recently changed their renewal date for their benefit plan(s) to notify CCS.
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FSA Plan Expenses

  • BAS
  • 01.10.2015
Employers with calendar year Flexible Spending Account Plans may wish to remind their employees to use up their account balances. FSA amounts that are not used during ...
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IRS Releases ACA Information Center for Applicable Large Employers

  • BAS
  • 01.10.2015
The IRS issued the following News Release which they suggest be read by all employers: 
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BAS Employee Sings at Papal Mass in Philadelphia

  • BAS
  • 01.10.2015
BAS is proud of its employee, Sarah Smith, who sang at The World Meeting of Families and Papal Mass this past weekend in Philadelphia. 
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