November BenefitsBuzz

On October 23, 2015 By Tevis

ACA Small Group Market Rule Repealed On Oct. 7, 2015, President Obama signed into law legislation that repealed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that every state’s small group market be expanded to include businesses with 51-100 employees. Previously, most … Continue reading


Medicare Part-D Sample Notices and 2016 Annual Legal Notice Packets

On September 22, 2015 By Tevis

Health care plan sponsors whose plans contain prescription drug coverage must distribute an Annual Notice by October 15th to plan participants who are or who might be eligible for Medicare Part-D coverage or have covered family members who may be … Continue reading


August BenefitsBuzz

On July 24, 2015 By Tevis

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies in Federal Exchanges On June 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in King v. Burwell. The case challenged the availability of health insurance Exchange subsidies in every state, including states with … Continue reading


Same Sex Marriage Ruling: Its Impact on Employee Benefits

On July 13, 2015 By Tevis

On June 26, 2015, among a series of U.S. Supreme Court (USSCT) rulings, the USSCT, in a 5/4 split, ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to … Continue reading


June BenefitBuzz

On May 27, 2014 By Tevis

COBRA and Exchange Rules Clarified The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) requires covered employers to provide employees and dependents who lose group health benefits with an opportunity to continue their coverage. Individuals who are eligible for health coverage under … Continue reading


Obama Wins Re-election: Health Care Reform Law Here to Stay

On November 7, 2012 By Tevis

After hard-fought campaigns by both candidates, President Barack Obama has been re-elected for a second term in office. Obama’s victory in the election, along with last summer’s Supreme Court decision upholding the health care reform law, cements the Democratic Party’s … Continue reading


Up Coming Affordable Care Requirement For Employers

On September 28, 2012 By Tevis

Because Healthcare legislation can be overwhelming and most information out there just outlines what the laws says we have created a straight forward and instructive update on what you as an employer need to do to be in compliance with … Continue reading


Health Care Reform: Employee Eligibility in 2014 Initial But Limited Guidance

On September 19, 2012 By Tevis

For plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, group health plans with 50 or more employees, whether grandfathered or not, must provide coverage to employees who work at least 30 hours per week and whose initial waiting period … Continue reading


CLIENT ALERT: Employers Must Update Background Check Notices Before January 1, 2013

On September 11, 2012 By Tevis

High-profile enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have increased overall employer awareness of the employer-specific requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and corresponding state laws. Before January 1, 2013, employers should use the new FCRA notices … Continue reading


September BenefitsBuzz

On September 7, 2012 By Tevis

Upcoming Health Care Reform Effective Dates and Deadlines In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision on health care reform, employers are turning their attention to preparing for  imminent health care changes. Read on for a list of the … Continue reading