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DOL COMPLIANCE  6-2018  Important information for employers who supply their employees with benefit information in electronic form, know when you can and cannot rely on electronically transmitted data.  Click here to read more…         

LIFE INSURANCE NOTIFICATIONS WHEN AN EMPLOYEE TERMINATES  6-2018 Important information for employers who sponsor a Life Insurance policy.  Know your obligations to employees whose coverage is terminating.  Port and Convert information  Click Here to read more…

COMPARISON BETWEEN FEDERAL COBRA AND MINI COBRA PLANS 3-2018 As many as 40 states now offer some type of mini COBRA or State continuation.  Employers must understand their obligations under these laws.  COBRA is by far the most complex law with the most room for error.  However, employers in New Jersey that have less than 50 employees and those in New York and Pennsylvania with less than 20 must know their obligations under the State Continuation Plans both when an employee signs up for coverage and when a participant becomes eligible for continuation benefits.  Click Here to read more…        

COBRA COMPLIANCE – Are you administering COBRA correctly?  3-2018  Click here to read more…

REMINDER FOR EMPLOYERS WHO MUST FILE 1095 AND 1094 FORMS – THE DEADLINE IS EARLIER THIS YEAR. 12-2017  Click here to read more…    


IMPORTANT REMINDER REGARDING PRE-TAX CONTRIBUTIONS  12-2017 While this is considered accounting/payroll issue, we are discovering that many employers are not in compliance as defined by the IRS.  Many employers had the proper documentation at one time, but documents have been lost or need updating or have not been distributed to the employees.  We highly recommend that you ensure that you are fully compliant.  Click here to read more…

 

OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS HIPAA AUDITS 12-2017 – Random audits to determine a covered entities’ compliance with HIPAA.   Don’t wait until you are audited.  Prepare now.  Click Here to read more…

9-2017 ANNUAL MEDICARE D NOTICE TO CMS AND EMPLOYEES – Entities that provide Prescription Drug coverage to Medicare D eligible individuals must disclose to CMS whether the coverage is creditable.  Click Here to read more…

LIFE INSURANCE NOTIFICATIONS WHEN AN EMPLOYEE TERMINATES  5-2017 Important information for employers who sponsor a Life Insurance policy.  Know your obligations to employees whose coverage is terminating.  Port and Convert information          
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DOL COMPLIANCE  2-2017 Important information for employers who supply their employees with benefit information in electronic form, know when you can and cannot rely on electronically transmitted data         
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DOL COMPLIANCE  9-2016  Updated Information on DOL Compliance         
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HIPAA  9-2016 HIPAA AND YOUR BROKER – Is your broker safeguarding your employee’s data from hackers? Questions to ask. 
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HEALTHCARE REFORM 9-2016 – CMS Issues Guidance on New Individual Mandate Hardship Exemption.
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9-2016 ANNUAL MEDICARE D to CMS – Entities that provide Prescription Drug coverage to Medicare D eligible individuals must disclose to CMS whether the coverage is creditable
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HIPAA  6-2016 HIPAA AUDIT ALERT – Employers must have a way to save employee data on an encrypted drive or face penalties. 
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MEDICARE SECONDARY PAYER CHART 5-2016  Help determining when the employer or Medicare pays first  
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DOL FMLA ASSISTANCE  5-2016  FMLA Employer Guide  
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  5-2016 – Employer Notice Program – Notification when an employee recieves assistance in the Marketplace, How to appeal a decision…
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DEPENDENT ELIGIBILITY AUDITS  4-2016 Should you audit your dependent information
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MEDICARE  4-2016 Medicare Secondary Chart – Who pays first
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HIPAA  3-2016 HIPAA AUDIT ALERT – OCR launches Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program, are you ready?
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DOL COMPLIANCE  2-2016  Updated CHIP Notice released         
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COBRA COMPLIANCE  2-2016 – 10 Myths Regarding COBRA Compliance – Why you need an expert
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  1-2016 – What the Delay in the 1095 Reporting means to your employees
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  1-2016 – Updated 1095-1094 Reporting Information
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HIPAA  12-2015 HIPAA UPDATE – RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL – Every employer should use this tool!
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  12-2015 – Cadillac Tax Delayed
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HIPAA  10-2015 HIPAA SECURITY – The discussion you should be having with your broker – Keeping your employees’ information safe.  
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  10-2015 – 1095-1094 Instructions for IRS Reporting on Individual and Employer Mandates Released for 2015
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  10-2015 – Determining your ALE Status
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9-2015 ANNUAL MEDICARE D to CMS – Entities that provide Prescription Drug coverage to nMedicare D eligible individuals must disclose to CMS whether the coverage is creditable
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  7-2015 – New online tools to help employers and individuals in the ACA
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HIPAA  7-2015 HIPAA UPDATE – SECURITY UPDATE – Every employer should review this now
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DOL COMPLIANCE  12-2014 Compliance Assistance from the Department of Labor, Employee Benefit Security Administration and HIPAA Security Risk Assessment          
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HIPAA  4-2014 HIPAA UPDATE – RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL – Every employer should use this tool!
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  7-2015 – New law increases ACA information reporting penalties
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  7-2015 – Click here In this issue you will find important information on:

  • ACA Premium Tax Credits available in Both Federal and State Exchanges
  • Supreme Court strikes down State Laws prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage
  • PCORI Fees Due by July 31 for Employers Sponsoring HRA and Self-Funded Plans
  • Final Rules revise SBC Requirements
  • 2015 Draft Forms available to Help Employer prepare for ACA Information Reporting

How CHB Group can help you file your 1095 and 1094 IRS Reports
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  6-2015 – How CHB Group can help you file your 1095 and 1094 IRS Reports
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  6-2015 – How CHB Group can help you file your 1095 and 1094 IRS Reports
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CALIFORNIA SICK LEAVE INFORMATION
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COBRA COMPLIANCE  2-2015 – Including a Checklist to see if you are complying with the Initial Notice of COBRA Rights piece of this law
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  2-2015 – Final Instructions for IRS Reporting on Individual and Employer Mandates Released for 2014
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  2-2015 Options for dropping group coverage and enrolling inthe Marketplace
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DOL COMPLIANCE  12-2014 Compliance Assistance from the Department of Labor, Employee Benefit Security Administration and HIPAA Security Risk Assessment          
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  10-2014 FINAL EMPLOYER REPORTING REGULATIONS.  1094 B & c AND 1095 B & C.  REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR 2015. I
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  9-2014 IRS INTRODUCES GUIDANCE UNDER WHICH EMPLOYEES MAY MAKE A SECTION 125 ELECTION.
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9-2014 ANNUAL MEDICARE D to CMS – Entities that provide Prescription Drug coverage to nMedicare D eligible individuals must disclose to CMS whether the coverage is creditable
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9-2014 MEDICARE D – Open Enrollment for Medicare D starts October 15th.  All Medicare D eligible participants must be notified of the creditability status of your plan.  Make sure you know your obligations
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HIPAA  6-2014 HIPAA UPDATE – RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL – Every employer should use this tool!
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  5-2014 IRS CONFIRMS THAT EMPLOYERS MAY NOT REIMBURSE EMPLOYEES WHO BUY INDIVIDUAL COVERAGE.
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  5-2014 ENROLLMENT OPTIONS IN THE INDIVIDUAL MARKETPLACE, COBRA, QUALIFYING EVENTS.
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HIPAA  4-2014 HIPAA UPDATE – RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL – Every employer should use this tool!
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HIPAA  12-2013 HORIZON ANNOUNCES THEFT OF ANOTHER LAPTOP – STEPS you can take to safeguard your privacy.
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  10-2013 Comparison of Buying Coverage In and Outside of the SHOP.
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  10-2013 October 1, 2013 – The Indivdiual Marketplace is Open.
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HIPAA  9-2013 DEADLINE TO BE COMPLIANT WITH HIPAA FINAL RULES IS SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
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9-2013 MEDICARE D – Open Enrollment for Medicare D starts October 15th.  All Medicare D eligible participants must be notified of the creditability status of your plan.  Make sure you know your obligations
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  9-2013 EXCHANGE aka MARKETPLACE NOTICE – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  8-2013 EXCHANGE aka MARKETPLACE NOTICE
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  5-2013 PAY OR PLAY MANDATE FOR EMPLOYERS WITH MORE THAN 50 EMPLOYEES DELAYED UNTIL 2015
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 3-2013 PROVIDING CORRECT SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS ON ENROLLMENT FORMS IS CRITICAL FOR TIMELY ENROLLMENT
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HEALTHCARE REFORM 2-2013 REMINDER REGARDING LIMITATIONS ON MAKING RETROACTIVE TERMINATIONS
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HIPAA  2-2013 FINAL RULES PUBLISHED FOR HIPAA AND HITECT
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HIPAA 1-2013 HIPAA UPDATE – Reminder that Group Health Plans are covered entities under HIPAA and subject to all rules and fines
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11-2012 – Important Information regarding the documents you need if you offer Pre-Tax contributions to your employees – Also known as Premium Only Plans…….                                                                              Click here to read more….  

 HEALTHCARE REFORM 10-2012 HealthCare Reform Consulting – Assistance with calculating “Pay or Play”
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8-2012 MEDICARE D – Open Enrollment for Medicare D starts October 15th.  All Medicare D eligible participants must be notified of the creditability status of your plan.  Make sure you know your obligations
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HEALTHCARE REFORM 7-2012 EFFECTIVE WITH PLAN YEARS STARTING  ON OR AFTER AUGUST 1, 2012 – NO CO-PAY COVERAGE FOR WOMEN’S PREVENTIVE BENEFITS
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  6-2012 – Medical Loss Ratio Rebates – Know what to do if you get one
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3-2012 – FMLA and NJ FLA Information/Reminder
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HEALTHCARE REFORM 2-2012 – New Guidance Released for Mandatory Uniform Summary of Benefits and Coverage
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HEALTHCARE REFORM 1-2012 – Caution Required when making Retroactive Terminations –  Click here to read more….

HEALTHCARE REFORM 1-2012 – IRS Releases Guidance for Reporting the Cost of Employer Sponsored Coverage on W-2            Click here to read more.       IRS NOTICE 2012-9.

11-2011 – Important Information regarding the documents you need if you offer Pre-Tax contributions to your employees – Also known as Premium Only Plans…….                                                                              Click here to read more….     

8-2011 – NOTICE – MEDICARE D Notice of Creditable/Non-Creditable Coverage must be sent by October 15 this year    Click here to read more….

6-2011 – Compliance Assistance from the Department of Labor using their eLaws FirstStep Advisor          Click here to read more….

HIPAA 5-2011 – HIPAA REMINDER       Click here to read more….

HEALTHCARE REFORM 3-2011 – Important information regarding Retroactive Terminations (RESCISSIONS)  Click here to read more….

HEALTHCARE REFORM 12-2010 – The IRS issue guidance for small employers who want to apply for the Health care Tax Credit    Click here to read more….

12-2010 – Important Information regarding CHIP…….                                                                                        Click here to read more….

10-2010 – Important Information regarding POP Plans…….                                                                              Click here to read more….                                                                                                                                              

10-2010 – Reminder for Mandatory CHIP Notices……Click here to read more     Model CHIP Notice   

10-2010 – MEDICARE D – Open Enrollment for Medicare D starts November 15th Make sure you know your obligations…..
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HEALTHCARE REFORM 9-2010 – Special Enrollment Notices Required under Health Reform..Click here to read more

7-2010 – Understanding Prescription Drug Creditability and the employers obligations…….    

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6-2010 – US Department of Labor clarifies the FMLA definition of “son and daughter”

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HEALTHCARE REFORM 6-2010 – Interim Rules defining “Grandfathered Plans” under Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are released……          Click here to read more…

HEALTHCARE REFORM 6-2010 – Update to Dependents to Age 26 mandate…..Insurance carriers offering early extension…..
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5-2010 – Section 125 Premium Only Plan Requirement…..
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4-2010 – COBRA Subsidy Extended to May 31, 2010…..
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3-2010 – Summary of  Healthcare Reform…..
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2-2010 – Important Reminder regarding your obligations under CHIP.Click here to read more….      

2-2010 – Temporary Extension Act extends COBRA Subsidy to March 31, 2010…..
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1-2010 – Changes to Horizon Pharmacy Benefit…..
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1-2010 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 – Extends COBRA Subsidy…..
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10-2009 MEDICARE D – CREDITABLE COVERAGE NOTICE TO CMS Make sure you know your obligations…..
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10-2009 – Michelle’s Law extends coverage for disabled students…..
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6-2009 – PENNSYLVANIA EMPLOYERS – PA Mini COBRA for Small Employers…..
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6-2009 – PENNSYLVANIA EMPLOYERS  – Coverage for Adult Children…..
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HIPAA 9-2009 – HITECH – Significant changes to HIPAA…..
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4-2009 – CHIP Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009…..
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2-2009 – American Recovery and Reconciliation Act. 
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1-2009 – NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS – Update to Dependents to age 31   
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12-2008 – NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS – NJ Paid Leave Act POSTER Requirement  
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10-2008 – NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS – NJ Paid Leave Act   
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12-2006 NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS – Civil Union Act…..
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 5-2006 – NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS – All Medical and RX Policies that are written or renewed on or after May 12, 2006 and issued in New Jersey MUST comply with New Jersey Law P.L. 2005, c.375 – Also known as DEPENDENTS TO AGE 30 LAW.
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HIPAA HIPAA – A reminder to all of our clients regarding the safekeeping of your employees’ protected health information (PHI). 
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HIPAA HIPAA – The HIPAA Security Rule centers on safeguards for Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI).
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MEDICARE D – Open Enrollment for Medicare D starts November 15th Make sure you know your obligations…..
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MEDICARE D – CREDITABLE COVERAGE NOTICE TO CMS Make sure you know your obligations…..
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