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Question of the Week

Q.- I know the deadlines for paying for COBRA coverage have been extended during the COVID-19 national emergency. Are we allowed to collect money from people who have ...
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Joint Advisory on Security Incident Detection and Response

Several nations have banded together to issue a joint advisory with technical approaches to uncovering malicious cyber activity. Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK ...
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New Hours Upload Tool

BAS’ Affordable Care Act administration takes care of record keeping, monitoring, tax forms, and IRS e-filing, along with hand-holding support. We’ve made ACA compliance ...
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DOL Guidance on Life Changes

The Department of Labor’s publication on life changes provides guidance to employees about protecting health coverage upon certain life events. The publication may be ...
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2020 ACA Filing Instructions

The IRS released its final instructions for Forms 1094/1095-B/C. These instructions provide the guidance required for proper reporting of 2020 coverage under the ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- I know there are special primary/secondary payer rules for someone who is on Medicare due to end stage renal disease. If a COBRA continuant enrolls in Medicare due ...
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National Cybersecurity Awareness

Each October, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) partners with public and private agencies to promote national cybersecurity awareness. The ...
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Username and Password in MyEnroll360

BAS has released a new username and password retrieval application in MyEnroll360. The updated module provides an enhanced user experience with clear guidance on ...
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Open Enrollment Notices

Employers with calendar year plans are preparing for an upcoming open enrollment. Part of the preparation should include gathering the notices that must be distributed ...
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Affordability and Open Enrollment

As open enrollment preparations begin for the 2021 plan year, it is important for employers to remember to offer a single-coverage affordable plan option. Applicable ...
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Question of the Week

Q- Does COBRA have to be offered for a health flexible spending account plan?
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HIPAA Breach Results in $2.3 Million Settlement

A HIPAA business associate providing IT and health information management to physicians and doctors in Tennessee impermissibly disclosed protected health information of ...
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Benefit Statements in MyEnroll360

MyEnroll360 includes a Benefit Statement module that is helpful for monitoring employee benefit participation. The Benefit Statement module displays statements for each ...
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New Independent Contractor Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a proposed rule creating a new framework for determining if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. Since independent ...
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Form 1095-B/C Distribution Date Delayed

As it has in prior years, the IRS extended a key Affordable Care Act deadline - the due date for furnishing to individuals the 2020 Form 1095-B and Form 1095-C.  
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Question of the Week

Q.- We sponsor a health flexible spending account plan that runs 7/1 through 6/30. We added a grace period to the 2019 plan year to allow expenses to be incurred through ...
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HIPAA Fines for Insurance Company

Premera Blue Cross, which operates in Alaska and Washington, was assessed a $6.85 million fine and required to implement a corrective action plan for potential HIPAA ...
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MyEnroll360 Portfolio Application

MyEnroll360’s Portfolio Application provides client administrators and employees with a file sharing and storage platform in the cloud, within the secure confines of ...
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6 Benefits of Flexible Spending Accounts

As we move into the fall, and particularly as companies begin to rethink their operations and benefit packages in light of COVID-19 and what may become a new normal, ...
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2020 ACA Testing Available

The IRS released the 1094-B/C and 1095-B/C rules and testing scenarios for 2020 ACA filings. The new rules provide ACA transmitters with direction on how to compose and ...
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