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Question of the Week

Q.- We have an employee who is enrolled in Medicare and is participating in our health FSA. Can he be reimbursed from the Health FSA for his Medicare premiums?
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Question of the Week

Q.- We started our company in 2020 and just hired our 20th employee who will begin at the end of January. Since we have 20 employees, do we now have to offer COBRA?
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Question of the Week

Q.- A former employee has been on COBRA for 12 months. He cancelled his COBRA coverage at the end of November and enrolled in individual coverage starting December 1. He ...
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COBRA – Federal or Mini?

As 2020 comes to a close, employers should review their census data to determine if they will be subject to federal COBRA or state mini-COBRA in 2021.
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Question of the Week

Q.- We have a part-time employee who seems to have averaged working more than 130 hours a week during our plan’s ACA measurement period. Do we really have to offer him ...
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Question of the Week

Q.- An employee is going to become a temporary foster parent for a child. Does this allow her to disenroll from our health FSA?
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Marketplace Open Enrollment

The open enrollment period for 2021 Marketplace coverage runs from November 1, 2020 through December 15, 2020. This is the only time individuals can select a Marketplace ...
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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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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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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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