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Allowing Part-Time Employees to Make Health FSA Contributions May Trigger ACA Penalties

Posted by Robert Meyers on Mon, Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

Today’s post comes to us compliments of Ken Mason at Spencer Fane Britt and Browne LLP.

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Tags: benefits administration, ACA penalties, FSA contributions

Employers: Have you cleared these 3 ACA compliance hurdles?

Posted by Robert Meyers on Thu, Oct 09, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

While many employers might be “in the groove” of ACA compliance by now, this is no time to get complacent. There are more changes coming just around the corner in 2015 for those who sponsor group health plans.

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Tags: benefits administration, ACA compliance, affordable care act compliance, COBRA solutions

Substandard Health Insurance Hits Workplaces, Thanks to Bad Calculator

Posted by Employer Services on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Remember why the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exists? One of its basic goals was to define a minimum standard for the benefits consumers receive when they sign up for health insurance. The intent is good, but it turns out there’s a problem. The online calculator that employers can use to determine if their plans meet ACA standards apparently has a glitch.

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Tags: health insurance, affordable care act, benefits administration

Affordable Care Act Update: Will the mandate be delayed before 1/1/15?

Posted by Robert Meyers on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Here’s another insightful Affordable Care Act update from our friend Jason M. Cogdill, Corporate Counsel & Benefits Attorney at ProBenefits, Inc.

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Tags: employer mandate, Affordable Care Act update, aca update, benefits administration, group benefits

Annual Enrollment Communication Strategy: Make it Personal

Posted by Employer Services on Wed, Sep 03, 2014 @ 12:09 PM

Communicating effectively with your employees can be a challenge any time of the year. But if there’s one time your communication needs to be crystal clear and hitting the mark, it’s during annual open enrollment for healthcare benefits.

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Tags: hr best practices, open enrollment communication, benefits administration, enrollment communication strategy

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