Monthly Archives: September 2015

Final Health Care Reporting Forms for 2015 Now Available






The Internal Revenue Service has released the final versions of two key 2015 forms and the related instructions that employers and insurers will send to the IRS and individuals this winter to report health care coverage they offered or provided.  … Continue reading






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Small Group Bill Passes the House






Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to pass the “Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act,” a three-page bill designed to preserve the current definition of small group as one with 50 or fewer employees so that mid-sized companies with 51 … Continue reading






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What do private exchanges and Christmas trees have in common?






Go to just about any grocery store, and you’re likely to see lots of stuff for sale out in front of the store, things that really have nothing to do with groceries. Depending on the time of year, you might … Continue reading






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Cadillac tax could make individual plans more attractive






As we near the end of 2015, we’re only a couple years away from the start of the “Cadillac tax,” a 40% excise tax on “high valued health plans.” While that may seem like a long time, large employers are … Continue reading






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COBRA participants can switch plans during open enrollment






When employees and their family members lose their group health coverage due to termination of employment or a reduction in work hours, they now have three options: 1) COBRA continuation on the existing group plan 2) HIPAA special enrollment on … Continue reading






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Retention is high on ACA plans






As every agent knows, the great thing about insurance is that you sell it once and get paid on it month after month. Residual commissions are the reason that most agents, at least those that continue to work rather than … Continue reading






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