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Category Archives: Health

Benefits of Health Insurance

  Provided to you by Hoffman Insurance Group, LLC This is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Readers should contact legal counsel for legal advice.

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STORM PREP SAFETY AND CHECKLIST

The official start of Hurricane Season is June 1. And we all know Mother Nature can really pack a punch. Stay safe and prepare with these tips and guides. Be ready for whatever weather comes your way Basic Disaster Supplies List … Continue reading

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HR Compliance Bulletin

American Rescue Plan: Changes to FFCRA Employee Leave The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), enacted March 11, 2021, includes changes to emergency paid sick leave and paid family leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The ARPA extended … Continue reading

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Key HSA Features – 2021 Compliance

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are a popular type of tax-advantaged medical savings account available to individuals enrolled in high deductible health plans (HDHPs). Individuals can use their HSAs to pay for expenses covered under the HDHP until their deductible has … Continue reading

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5 Telehealth Trends to Watch in 2021

Employers that are interested in cutting their health care expenses are likely familiar with telehealth. This is the process of communicating with a doctor via an app, or a webcam and computer. During the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth usage skyrocketed, making … Continue reading

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IRS Extends Deadline for Furnishing Form 1095-C to Employees, Extends Good-Faith Transition Relief for the Final Time

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Notice 2020-76, which extends the deadline for furnishing 2020 Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals from January 31, 2021 to March 2, 2021.  The Notice also provides penalty relief for good-faith reporting errors … Continue reading

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President Trump Issues Executive Orders Intending to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs

On July 24, 2020, President Trump issued several Executive Orders intending to lower prescription drug costs by (1) modifying anti-kickback laws to lower drug prices, (2) reducing trade barriers to increase importation of drugs and lower prices, and (3) improving … Continue reading

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Client Alert – U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Final Rules Allowing Employer-Sponsored Health Plans to Decline to Cover Contraceptives Due to Moral or Religious Objections

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Final Rules Allowing Employer-Sponsored Health Plans to Decline to Cover Contraceptives Due to Moral or Religious Objections On July 8, 2020, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Final Rules issued by the Department of Health … Continue reading

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IRS Releases Updated Form 720 Used For PCORI Fee Payments

As we recently reported, on June 8, 2020, the IRS released the applicable PCORI fee for plan years ending between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020.  As we indicated in that alert, an updated Form 720 had not yet … Continue reading

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New Details On The Cares Act

Written by: John D. Martin, CPA J. Martin & Company, PC   On Friday, March 27th, President Trump signed into law the Cares Act.  With this passage and additional analysis on the Families First COVID-19 Response Act, we are beginning … Continue reading

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