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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 27.07.2017
Q.- An employee told us that her husband is contributing to a dependent care flexible spending account plan at his employer. Do we have to limit our employee’s ...
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Impact of Women-Owned Businesses

  • BAS
  • 27.07.2017
The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration supports small business owners and conducts research to understand the needs of such businesses. This ...
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Medical Loss Ratio Rebates Coming Soon

  • BAS
  • 27.07.2017
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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Senate Health Care Reform Debate

  • BAS
  • 20.07.2017
According to multiple news sources, the United States Senate’s latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is stalled. The Better Care Reconciliation Act ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 20.07.2017
Q.- A lot of employees are asking if they can be reimbursed from their dependent care FSA for the cost of their kids’ summer camp. Is camp an eligible expense for ...
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Form 5500 For Calendar Year Plan Due Soon

  • BAS
  • 20.07.2017
Employers with large, calendar year health plans subject to ERISA should be gearing up for the Form 5500 filing deadline. Unless an extension is requested, ...
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Senate Releases Another Version of Health Care Reform

  • BAS
  • 13.07.2017
Earlier today, Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate released a revised health care reform bill. The bill modifies the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which was the ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 13.07.2017
Q.- We have a group that is comprised of 6 divisions.  Two of those divisions are breaking off and forming their own entity. They will be offering coverage to their ...
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Guidance on Joint Employment and Independent Contractors

  • BAS
  • 13.07.2017
The U.S. Department of Labor withdrew two guidance letters issued in 2015 and 2016 addressing joint employment and independent contractors. The reversal of the DOL ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 06.07.2017
Q.- An employee had a child. Can he enroll in the dependent care FSA?
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No Vote on Senate Bill, House Takes Additional Action

  • BAS
  • 06.07.2017
The U.S. Senate left for their 4th of July recess without bringing the Better Care Reconciliation Act to a vote. The Senate is back in session July 10.
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COBRA Notice Drafted for Average Plan Participant

  • BAS
  • 06.07.2017
A decision in a recent Florida court case held that a COBRA notice does not necessarily have to be written in the recipient’s native language.
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