Blogs: Benefits Q&A

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May 24, 2024

Q&A: Can We Change Dependent Care FSA Contribution Outside of OE?

Discover what options you have for changing dependent care FSA contributions outside of open enrollment. Including when changes are allowed and how to avoid over-contributing.

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April 26, 2024

Q&A: Can Employees Drop Coverage Due to Second Job?

Is picking up a second job considered a "qualifying event", allowing an employee to drop their coverage? Understand how cafeteria plan regulations play a role in this decision.

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April 2, 2024

Benefits Q&A: How Should My Company Administer COBRA Coverage?

Unsure about how to start COBRA coverage for your company? Learn the pros and cons of self-administering versus using a vendor, plus tips for preparing as your company grows.

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March 5, 2024

Benefits Q&A: Are We Required to File 1095-B Forms Electronically?

Confused about the new electronic filing requirement for 1095-B forms? Julie Athey discusses the upcoming deadline and how employers should proceed.

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February 1, 2024

Benefits Q&A: How do "Controlled Groups" Comply with the ACA?

Julie Athey discusses controlled groups and how they determine which companies are required to comply with the ACA's employer mandate.

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January 1, 2024

Benefits Q&A: When Should Coverage be Terminated for A Dependent Turning 26?

Julie Athey discusses what is required of employers through the Affordable Care Act when a dependent turns 26.

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December 1, 2023

Benefits Q&A: What Protections Apply to ROTC Employees Under USERRA?

Julie Athey discusses the variety of protections employees who participate in ROTC have under the USERRA, which applies to all employers and employees.

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November 6, 2023

Benefits Q&A: Changing Benefit Elections Outside of Open Enrollment

Julie Athey explains what steps need to be taken to change an employees' benefit election outside of open enrollment.

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September 28, 2023

Benefits Q&A: How do FSA Contribution Limits Apply to New Employees?

How much can an employee contribute to their FSA if they join mid-year? Julie Athey explains the expectations and limits for new hires.

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August 28, 2023

Benefits Q&A: When Do We Offer Coverage After a Break in Service?

Confused about waiting periods after a break in service and when to offer coverage? Find out your options in this month's Benefits Q&A with Julie Athey.

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August 1, 2023

Benefits Q&A: Navigating Potential Retirement, Medicare Enrollment and Coverage for Spouses

What coverage options can a company offer an employee approaching 65 and how will this impact their younger spouse? Julie Athey discusses three potential options.

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July 5, 2023

Benefits Q&A: Why Does CMS Say We Owe Them Money?

Confused about a letter from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services? Learn why you may have received it and what to do next depending on your group health plan.

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