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Agencies Issue Guidance on Coverage of OTC COVID-19 Tests

On Jan. 10, 2022, the Depts. of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury issued FAQ guidance regarding the requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers to cover over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 diagnostic tests. Legal Requirements Plans … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING THE FLU SEASON AND COVID-19

This year’s influenza (flu) season is expected to be active amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Flu season usually begins in October and peaks between December and February. As we’re amid the second flu season during the pandemic, it’s even more important … Continue reading

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2022 Open Enrollment Checklist Presentation

To prepare for open enrollment, group health plan sponsors should be aware of the legal changes affecting the design and administration of their plans for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2022. This presentation aims to help employers … Continue reading

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New Laws Impacting Agents and Policy Issuance

Several new laws related to TWIA were passed by the Texas Legislature during this year’s regular legislative session. While most of them do not directly impact agents, we want you to have all of the information about how TWIA’s operations … Continue reading

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Agencies Release First Rule on the No Surprises Act

On July 13, 2021, the DOL, HHS, and IRS released a joint Interim Final Rule implementing specified provisions of the No Surprises Act, a new law included within the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The No Surprises Act addresses, among other … Continue reading

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New State Laws Affecting TWIA

New Laws Impacting Agents and Policy Issuance Policyholder Payment Grace Period: Before the legislative session, TWIA’s Board outlined several recommendations for the Texas Legislature on how to improve TWIA’s operations. House Bill 2920 is based on one of those recommendations … Continue reading

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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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Memorial Day

We are happy to share a well put together video that displays such bravery and pride. We do not own the rights to this video. It is being shared from @military.videoz account on the user application TIKTOK. Provided to you … 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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Agencies Extend Deadline to Pay COBRA Premiums

Extend Certain Other ERISA and Internal Revenue Code Deadlines Due to COVID-19 The impacts of the COVID-19 National Emergency, as declared by President Trump on March 13, 2020, have been vast.  As a result, many employers and employees are struggling … Continue reading

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