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Proposed Legislation Includes ACA Enhancements

The coronavirus relief package pending in the U.S. House of Representatives includes changes to health coverage that would impact many Americans.
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2021 ACA Special Enrollment Period

At the direction of a Presidential Executive Order, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be implementing a Special Enrollment Period for ...
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ACA Information for Workers and Families

The U.S. Department of Labor’s webpage provides information about the Affordable Care Act for Workers and Families. The webpage may be accessed by clicking here.
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Question of the Week

Q.- A COBRA continuant is in the final stages of her divorce. Her 18-month COBRA period ends 1/31/2021. She said the divorce decree won’t be signed by the judge by then, ...
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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 month 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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