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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

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What You Need to Know About Portability and Conversion

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Many public sector organizations have a Conversion and/or Portability option on their group life insurance plan. When an employee’s group term life insurance protection ends, this...

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Final Rule Expands HRA Options

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On June 13, 2019, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury Department issued a final rule that expands the use of health reimbursement arrangements...

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Changing Life or Disability Insurance Carriers? Remember to Review These Items

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At some point in time, you may have to change life or disability insurance carriers for better rates, plan design, or customer service. To ensure that no employee falls through the...

New Proposed Wellness Rules Coming in 2019

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The Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced its plans to issue new proposed rules on permissible wellness incentives under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by the end...

What You Need to Know About Offering a Tobacco Surcharge

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Some employers may offer a smoking cessation program to help their employees stop smoking and refrain from using tobacco products. The program may include a tobacco surcharge to...

The Six Benefits of Telemedicine

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More and more, public sector organizations are adding telemedicine providers as an alternative way to receive acute care for run-of-the mill illnesses like colds and flu....

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IRS Announces New HSA & HDHP Limits for 2020

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The IRS has recently announced the inflation-adjusted contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) will increase for 2020.

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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.

Why Implement a Benefit Administration System?

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HR World estimated that HR departments spend roughly 80 percent of their time managing paperwork and handling administrative tasks, mainly caused by insurance enrollment.1 More and...

Calculating COBRA Premium When You Offer an HRA

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Do you offer your employees a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) that integrates with their health plan? If yes, you are required to offer COBRA continuation of coverage for the...