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Keep your wellness off my waist BY DENIS STOREY March 6, 2013 • Reprints Share on twitterShare on facebookShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services50 There are certain maxims in the benefits business, such as: Payroll deduction increases enrollment; Emergency rooms are expensive—and bad; Trade shows have open bars (or should); And wellness programs save everyone money. Well, it looks like we might have to strike that...

Tax Form 1095-A completion

Instructions Include Reminders for 2015 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released instructions (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i8962.pdf) to Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit (PTC), for use by individuals in figuring the amount of their premium tax credit http://www.irs.gov/Affordable-Care-Act/Individuals-and-Families/The-Premium-Tax-Credit) (among other things). Who Must File Individuals must file Form 8962 with their income tax return if any of the following applies: They are taking the premium tax credit; Advance...

Medicare Open Enrollment

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Covered California Open Enrollment

Question: When is the last day to enroll or make changes to my individual/family health plan for 2015? Answer: Regardless of your original effective date, you have 3 chances to either enroll or make changes to your on or off exchange individual health plan. 1. November 15th to December 15th = January 1st effective date 2. December 16th to January 15th = February 1st effective...

ERISA COMPLIANCE

WHAT IS ERISA? •The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for retirement and health benefit plans in private industry. ERISA does not require any employer to establish a plan. It only requires that those who establish plans must meet certain minimum standards. • Company size does not matter. All companies regardless of size are subject...