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Medicare Part D Disclosures due by March 1, 2019 for Calendar Year Plans

  OVERVIEW Group health plan sponsors are required to complete an online disclosure form with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on an annual basis and at other select times, indicating whether the plan’s prescription drug coverage is … Continue reading

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Proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020

    OVERVIEW On Jan. 24, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published its proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020. This proposed rule describes benefit and payment parameters under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) … Continue reading

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2019 Health Plan Compliance Deadlines

2019 Health Plan Compliance Deadlines Employers must comply with numerous reporting and disclosure requirements throughout the year in connection with their group health plans. This Compliance Overview explains key 2019 compliance deadlines for employer-sponsored group health plans. It also outlines … Continue reading

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ACA Individual Mandate Penalty No Longer Applies

ACA Individual Mandate Penalty No Longer Applies OVERVIEW On Dec. 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the tax reform bill, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, after it passed both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House … Continue reading

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Acceptable Reasons for Termination

Clients ask me from time to time about different things and this recently came up.  Here is some information from The Hartford’s website.  Texas is an “at will” work state as far as I know.  But I am not sure how that … Continue reading

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ACA Client alert

District Court Judge in Texas Strikes Down the ACA – But Law Remains In Effect for Now On Friday, December 14, a federal judge in Texas issued a partial ruling that strikes down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) as … Continue reading

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Client alert: IRS Extends Deadline for Furnishing Form 1095

Attached please find our client alert on Notice 2018-94, which extends the deadline to provide 2018 Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to employees from January 31, 2019 to March 4, 2019.  Note that the deadline for sending the forms to the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Please take notice that we will be closing early around noon on Wednesday and reopen Monday the 26th at 9am. Have a good holiday and stay safe

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Tax deduction

A short article from the Hartford small biz section about taxes. This is a Tax Deduction Every Small Business Owner Will Hate to Take this Year ; Gene Marks and Ben Gran  Sometimes business owners have accounts receivable that will … Continue reading

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Harvey Claims

The anniversary of the date Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast is quickly approaching on August 25, 2018. Texas law requires TWIA policyholders to report claims for windstorm damage within one year of the date the property was … Continue reading

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