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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Bill Enright

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Bill Enright is Director of Consulting Services at National Insurance Services (NIS). He’s responsible for the management, fulfillment, and strategic direction of the full benefit consulting clients and services and the professional development of NIS full benefit consulting personnel. Bill is a 29+ year veteran in the employee benefits industry, from insurance carrier, benefit consultant, and now director. He has been published on the topics of health care reform and has served on the advisory committees and insurance lobbying groups at the state and local level. Bill served in the U.S Army Reserves as a non-commissioned officer for 11 years. He’s also involved with Special Olympics, youth sports coaching, and is a small group leader at his church.

Recent Articles by Bill Enright

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ACA Providers Fee to Increase in 2020

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The IRS recently announced that the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance providers fee will increase for 2020. Please note that this fee is not applicable to employers but rather...

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Pay or Play Penalties Increase

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Note: Last week’s article confirmed that pay or play penalties still continue to apply to applicable large employers. This week’s legislative alert discusses increased penalty...

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Resources Finalized for Mental Health Parity Compliance

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The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury have finalized resources to promote compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA)....

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Download: 2020 Open Enrollment Checklist

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For plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2020, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made some changes which may affect the design and administration of your plans. It’s important...

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House Moves Forward with Cadillac Tax Repeal

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The House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday to repeal the Cadillac tax. The Cadillac tax is part of the Affordable Care Act, a 40% excise tax on the excess cost of...

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Executive Order Highlights Increased Health Care Price Transparency

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President Trump signed an executive order earlier this week designed to increase pricing and quality transparency in health care. It directs several federal agencies to write...

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PCORI Fees Due July 31st

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If your health plan is self-funded, the deadline to pay your annual PCORI fees is July 31, 2019. You should use IRS Form 720 for reporting.

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Final Notice of ACA Benefit & Payment Parameters for 2020

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The Department of Health and Human Services released its final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020. This final rule describes benefit and payment parameters under the...

Is your benefit plan strong enough to prevent your best from leaving?

Why do employers offer benefit packages? To attract and retain quality employees, of course. In governmental organizations in particular, generous benefit packages are often seen as something...

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Deadline Extension: EEO-1 Filing Report

Please note that the following article only applies to those public sector groups with a government contract.