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Thursday, 28 January 2021 09:02

2021 HR Compliance Guide

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The New Year brings several HR changes that impact employers of all sizes. We’re providing you with a 2021 HR Compliance Checklist, brought to you by our partner and HR Consultant extraordinaire, Solvere HR Consulting. This helpful guide includes several federal and state employment law changes you need to be…
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 16:41

2020 ACA Reporting: What Employers Need to Know

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting for employers can be confusing, burdensome, and time-consuming. Most of the reporting requirements have not changed, but every year we see employers rushing to complete the requirements before the deadline. One of our partners, Benefit Advisors Network, has put together a resourceful guide with…
COVID-19 has certainly had far-reaching effects for employees, including the reduced ability of parents to use pre-tax money set aside in their Dependent Care FSA fund due to the unexpected shutdowns of daycares, nurseries, and schools. Because employees likely decided how much to contribute to their Dependent Care FSA before…
This year has been filled with many questions and not so many clear answers. One of the trickiest ACA issues that Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) have to navigate through is how measurement periods apply during furloughs and leaves of absences due to COVID-19. It’s important for ALEs that offer affordable…
Thursday, 16 July 2020 10:09

Affordability for ALEs Impacted by COVID-19

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COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in many aspects of our professional lives, but Affordability safe harbors for Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) might not be the first to enter our minds.
All health plans are required under HIPAA to distribute certain notices, such as the Notice of Special Enrollment Rights when employees become eligible, and the CHIP notice which must be sent to employees annually. But there are quite a few other requirements that sometimes catch employers off guard.
Thursday, 11 June 2020 14:05

2021 HSA Limits and HSA FAQs

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The IRS recently announced the changes to the cost sharing and contribution limits for High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in 2021. Also in this article, we’ve included some of the most common questions that group insurance brokers like us receive on HSAs.
Friday, 06 March 2020 07:36

Common Myths About ERISA

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The rules and regulations around ERISA compliance can be challenging to navigate. Many mistakes are made because a provision is omitted or misunderstood, which can be costly because the fines for non-compliance are staggering, even for small employers. To dispel the fiction out there about ERISA, we’ve created this list…
Friday, 07 February 2020 11:10

The Ten Most Common COBRA Mistakes

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The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, or COBRA, allows employees to continue their group health insurance at their own cost after they’ve been terminated from employment. COBRA is an employer law and there are significant penalties for non-compliance (up to $100/day for single coverage and $200/day for family coverage). Because…
It’s been quite an eventful year for legislators both at the Colorado Capitol and in Washington, DC. Though Congress has been largely unable to pass any comprehensive legislation addressing healthcare or employment concerns in 2019, the Colorado Legislature was busy this year working on several must-know laws which could impact…
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