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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Bill Enright

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Bill Enright believes in bottom-line honesty while empowering his customers with the knowledge they need to feel confident in their decisions. He is a 30+ year veteran with employee benefits expertise from insurance carrier to benefits consultant. Bill has been published on the topic of healthcare reform and has served on advisory committees and insurance reform lobbying groups at the state and national level. As an Employee Benefit Consultant in the Midwest Region, Bill will be working with both public and private sector schools, cities, and counties in Wisconsin. He is a licensed insurance agent and is a Certified Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Professional (National Association of Health Underwriters).

Recent Articles by Bill Enright

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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...

ACA Affordability Contribution Percentages Decrease for 2020

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The IRS recently announced that the contribution percentages used to determine affordability for an employer’s health plan under the Affordable Care Act will decrease. For plan years...

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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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Will roadwork trump Michigan public school kids?

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As Michigan school districts work towards submitting their initial 2019-20 budgets for approval at the end of the fiscal year, a battle looms between Michigan’s House and the...

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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.

Trending: Creating 3-5 Year Strategic Plans for Public Sector Health Benefits

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With the average health insurance increase around 4-6%, schools, counties, and other governmental employers are continually looking for ways to contain their costs. Traditionally,...

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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...