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DOL Issues Report on Self-Insured Group Health Plans

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an Annual Report on Self-Insured Group Health Plans. The Affordable Care Act requires the Secretary of Labor to provide Congress with an annual report (Report) containing general information on self-insured employee health benefit plans and financial information regarding employers that sponsor such plans, based on the data … Continued

Wellbeing After Quarantine featuring Cassie Sobelton of SynBella

  Watch this informative podcast, featuring Cassie Sobelton of SynBella, where she discusses the transition of going back to work that many of us will shortly face and what we can do to optimize our wellbeing during the transition to our “new normal.” OVERVIEW Returning to work after a long period of quarantine (and for … Continued

DOL Updates the Employer CHIP Notice | Michigan Benefit Advisors

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated the model notice for employers to use to inform employees about the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). All employers with group health plans are required to distribute a CHIP notice at least once a year to employees living in certain states. There is no need to send … Continued

Understanding W-2 Reporting under the ACA | Michigan Benefit Advisors

The ACA requires employers to report the cost of coverage under an employer-sponsored group health plan. Reporting the cost of health care coverage on Form W-2 does not mean that the coverage is taxable. Employers that provide “applicable employer-sponsored coverage” under a group health plan are subject to the reporting requirement. This includes businesses, tax-exempt … Continued

New Guidance from CMS on Accommodation Revocation Notices under the Contraception Mandate Exemption | MI Benefit Advisors

Two tri-agency (Internal Revenue Service, Employee Benefits Security Administration, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Interim Final Rules were released and became effective on October 6, 2017, and were published on October 13, 2017, allowing a greater number of employers to opt out of providing contraception to employees at no cost through their employer-sponsored … Continued