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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 28.06.2018
Q.- When do we have to offer someone the right to continue their health coverage under COBRA?
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Cancer Center HIPAA Violation

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has been ordered to pay $4,348,000 in penalties to the Office for Civil Rights as part of a HIPAA enforcement action. ...
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Sending COBRA QELs through MyEnroll

The self-service MyEnroll.com portal is an easy and efficient way for plan administrators to process and launch COBRA qualifying event notices. The portal is available ...
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Paid Family Leave

The Congressional Research Service issued a report analyzing paid family leave throughout the United States. The report reviews employer-provided paid leave programs and ...
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FSA Reimbursement Deadline

For many employers’ Flexible Spending Account Plans, the last day for submitting claims for the 2017 plan year is fast approaching. Health Flexible Spending Account ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 21.06.2018
Q.-The number of days in a month varies. Does this matter for determining if someone is a full-time employee for ACA purposes?
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Compensation for FMLA Breaks

The Department of Labor issued an Opinion Letter on whether 15-minute rest breaks required by an employee’s serious health condition under the FMLA should be paid or ...
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Medical Loss Ratio Rebates under ACA

The Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) provisions of the Affordable Care Act require insurers to spend at least a certain percentage of employees’ premium dollars on clinical ...
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MyEnroll Masks SSNs

The first 5-digits of an employee’s Social Security Number (SSN) are masked when an employee is logged into MyEnroll.com. An employee may confirm their complete SSN in ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 14.06.2018
Q.- An employee’s spouse is on Medicare. Can the employee be reimbursed from his health FSA for the cost of the spouse’s Medicare premiums? A.- No. Premium payments for ...
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Home Network Security

All individuals should pay attention to the security of their home network. Home network security is the protection of the connection of devices and Internet within the ...
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MyEnroll.com Retrieve Password Process

BAS’ new “Retrieve Password” process requires the user to enter his or her “User Name” to reset the password.
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White Collar Exemption Fact Sheet for Higher Education Institutions

The Department of Labor released guidance to help higher education institutions understand when they must pay overtime to employees. Fact Sheet # 17S: Higher Education ...
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IRS Issues Guidance on Understanding Letter 227

The IRS has been notifying employers of penalty assessments for non-compliance with the Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions of the Affordable Care Act. ACA ...
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FBI Warns Against Identity Theft

The FBI has released an article with tips for individuals to build a digital defense against identity theft.  In the article, the FBI recognizes that while the growing ...
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BAS Supports American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

As part of Benefit Allocation System’s focus on community service, BAS participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Walk on June 2. BAS employees raised ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 07.06.2018
Q.- An employee has family coverage under our medical plan and pays for the coverage on a pre-tax basis through our cafeteria plan. She is getting a divorce, and she ...
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Reporting and Disclosures under ERISA

The U.S. Department of Labor has a Reporting and Disclosure Guide for Employee Benefit Plans. The Guide may be accessed by clicking here.
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ACA PCORI Fee due July 31, 2018

The Affordable Care Act created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to improve the quality of health care and provide information to help consumers ...
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