Compliance

6 09, 2018

What to Expect with the End of the Individual Mandate

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What to Expect with the End of the Individual MandateThe Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) created a tax penalty for individuals who do not have qualifying medical coverage as specified under the law. Many people felt the government was [...]

30 05, 2018

Mental Health Parity: Are you in Compliance?

By |May 30th, 2018|Compliance|Comments Off on Mental Health Parity: Are you in Compliance?

Mental Health Parity - Are you in Compliance?Group health plan sponsors recently received updated guidance (in form of a FAQ) from the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury regarding compliance with mental health parity.

The Mental Health [...]

16 05, 2018

9 States and Counting: The Employers’ Burden of the Loss of the Individual Mandate Tax Penalty

By |May 16th, 2018|Compliance|Comments Off on 9 States and Counting: The Employers’ Burden of the Loss of the Individual Mandate Tax Penalty

9 States and CountingSigned in December 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminates PPACA’s federal individual mandate penalty for not having health insurance starting in 2019.

 

 

 

Many employers shrug at this news since the elimination of the federal individual mandate … [...]

19 12, 2017

Top 5 Things To Do if You Receive IRS Letter 226-J

By |December 19th, 2017|Compliance|Comments Off on Top 5 Things To Do if You Receive IRS Letter 226-J

Top 5 Things To Do if You Receive IRS Letter 226-JAlthough the current administration has directed the federal agencies to use their regulatory authority to simplify and delay certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), many employers may [...]

30 11, 2017

Highlights from Gallagher’s 2017 Compliance Review

By |November 30th, 2017|Compliance|Comments Off on Highlights from Gallagher’s 2017 Compliance Review

Highlights from Gallagher’s 2017 Compliance ReviewEarlier this month, Gallagher Benefit Services Compliance Advisors released their 2017 Year-end Review and Reminders technical bulletin. Highlighted below are a few items mentioned in the bulletin and how employers and carriers are responding to some [...]

1 12, 2016

Beware: Scammers Disguising As HIPAA Audits

By |December 1st, 2016|Compliance|Comments Off on Beware: Scammers Disguising As HIPAA Audits

beware_-scammers-disguising-as-hipaa-auditsAs reported earlier this year, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has increased their audit efforts and are targeting covered entities and business associates. As is often [...]

17 08, 2016

Cyber Threats & Security – Stay Safe & Stay Compliant

By |August 17th, 2016|Compliance|Comments Off on Cyber Threats & Security – Stay Safe & Stay Compliant

Cyber Threats & SecurityCredit cards with computer chips in them.  New online passwords every 30 days with capital letters and numbers and symbols.  Everywhere we turn these days, companies seem to be going to great new lengths to protect [...]

20 04, 2015

On-Call Scheduling And The ACA | Do You Comply?

By |April 20th, 2015|Compliance|Comments Off on On-Call Scheduling And The ACA | Do You Comply?

????????????????????????????Recently, New York made news when Attorney General Eric Schneiderman began investigating several national retailers for their practice of on-call scheduling. This is where employees must be prepared to work a shift, then call, text, [...]

30 10, 2014

Compliance Court: Who Pays Your Temps’ Health Insurance?

By |October 30th, 2014|Compliance|Comments Off on Compliance Court: Who Pays Your Temps’ Health Insurance?

Many employers are under the assumption that they're not responsible for temporary employees' health insurance. This is not always the case. Your company could be responsible if it is the common law employer under the IRS rules.

Check out the video below where compliance officers Lindsey Surratt and Katharine Marshall discuss [...]

15 10, 2014

How Will The Amendment One Ruling Impact Employer-Sponsored Health Plans?

By |October 15th, 2014|Compliance|Comments Off on How Will The Amendment One Ruling Impact Employer-Sponsored Health Plans?

amendment oneOn October 10th, a federal district court in the Western District of North Carolina struck down Amendment One as unconstitutional (Amendment One defined marriage in NC as only between one man and one woman, effectively prohibiting same-sex marriages in the state). The [...]

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