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CMS Extends Transition Relief for Non-Compliant Plans through 2020 On March 25, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a one-year extension to the transition policy (originally announced November 14, 2013 and extended five times since) for individual … 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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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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EEOC’s Status Report in AARP v. EEOC

  EEOC’s Status Report in AARP v. EEOC Creates Uncertainty for Wellness Programs In its March 30 status report to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) v. EEOC, the EEOC … Continue reading

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2018 Hurricane prediction

A scientist with the Global Weather Oscillations is predicting the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season to be somewhat of a repeat of 2017.   Claiming this year will bring more devastating storms.  According to the GWO, a storm prediction company, this year’s … Continue reading

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    Our clients often ask us to explain the difference between the replacement cost and the market value of a home. The answer is often much different than people think. Market value can be defined in part as the … Continue reading

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Client Alert: DOL Releases proposed Rule

  DOL Releases Proposed Rule Expanding Association Health Plans Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule to expand the opportunity of unrelated employers of all sizes (but particularly small employers) to offer employment-based health … Continue reading

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Health FSA Contribution Limits for 2018

IRS Increases Health FSA Contribution Limit for 2018, Adjusts Other Benefit Limits On October 20, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2017-58, which raises the health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) salary reduction contribution limit by $50 to … Continue reading

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Client Alert: ACA Executive Order

President Trump Issues Executive Order on ACA, Separately Attempts to End Cost-Sharing Payments to Insurers On October 12, President Trump signed an Executive Order directing the federal agencies in charge of implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to propose new … Continue reading

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Texas Mutual e-Learning

Since introducing e-Learning earlier this year, thousands of employers have taken advantage of this free workplace safety training tool.  Texas Mutual clients can join in as well and start utilizing more than 200 new video courses and free record keeping. … Continue reading

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