News-to-Use

Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 26.09.2019
Q.- An employee is moving to work for us from Texas. His family members are not moving for a few months. He wants to know if he can wait to add his children to his ...
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Safe Online Surfing

The FBI has re-released its “Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge” to help students use the Internet securely. With an increase of cyber-crimes, it is important ...
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Cobra Control Services’ Qualifying Event Letter Program

MyEnroll360 provides an easy and efficient way for plan administrators to process and launch COBRA qualifying event notices. MyEnroll360 is available for users to enter ...
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VETS-4212 Filing Due

The U.S. Department of Labor encourages affirmative actions to employ covered veterans and to advance covered veterans in employment. Federal contractors and ...
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Small Employers May be Large for ACA

An Applicable Large Employer (ALE) must provide affordable, minimum value coverage to its full-time employees and their dependents or be subject to a tax penalty. An ALE ...
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Email Security at BAS

Security protocol at BAS prohibits compressed files from entering the network. A compressed file (such as one ending with .zip, .exe or .qt) may contain an undetectable ...
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FAQs for COBRA with CCS

COBRA Control Services (CCS) provides helpful information in its qualifying event notice. This information is intended to provide answers to questions COBRA notice ...
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Do School Meetings Count for FMLA Leave?

In a recent Opinion Letter, the Department of Labor found that an employee’s absence to attend a school meeting discussing his or her child’s individualized education ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 19.09.2019
Q.- I heard that it is possible to use a health FSA to purchase vitamins. Is this true?
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MLR Rebates Coming

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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Some Employers Must Be Ready for SAR Distribution

ERISA requires administrators of health plans to give information about the plan’s operation to participants. One of the ERISA requirements is the distribution of a ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 12.09.2019
Q.- We just hired someone who has been out of work for a few weeks. She won’t be eligible for our health coverage until the first day of next month. She is concerned ...
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BAS Data Loss Protection Policy Keeps Your Information Safe

BAS employs data loss protection software to discover, monitor and protect confidential data no matter where it is stored.
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Valuable IRS Resources for ACA

The IRS has a website for helping help both individuals and employers with health care reform compliance. 
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Tips to Trash Old Devices

The Center for Internet Security issued a reminder about properly disposing of old data and devices. CIS warns that failing to properly manage devices, online accounts, ...
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Check for Deceased Participants

Employers have a financial interest in confirming that only eligible employees and/or retirees are receiving benefits under their plans. It is often difficult for ...
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Changes to FMLA Forms?

The U.S. Department of Labor is considering changing its template Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms. While the DOL forms are not required, many employees use the ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 05.09.2019
Q.- An employee cancelled dental coverage for his family in June when he was going through a divorce. We just received a copy of the divorce papers showing that the ...
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Two Calculations for Full Time Employees

The Affordable Care Act requires applicable large employers (ALEs) to offer health coverage to full-time employees and their dependents. A “full-time employee” is ...
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