Blogs: Employee Benefits

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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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June 2, 2023

Benefits Q&A: What to Consider When Offering Domestic Partner Coverage

Take the mystery out of offering domestic partner coverage. Learn about pre-tax and post-tax payments, imputed income, and other key considerations when creating a benefit plan for your employees.

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May 3, 2023

Benefits Q&A: When Can an Employee Transition From an FSA to an HSA?

Understand how an employees current coverage could disqualify them from transitioning from an FSA to an HSA. Julie Athey explains what steps to take with this months Benefits Q&A.

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March 30, 2023

Benefits Q&A: What Do Employers Need to Know About Attestation and Gag Clauses?

Julie answers April's Q&A over what employers need to know about new requirements of the attestation filing and gag clauses.

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March 1, 2023

Benefits Q&A: How Will Health Plans Be Impacted When the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Ends?

Julie answers this month's question on how health plans will be impacted now that the COVID-19 public health emergency is ending.

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January 31, 2023

Benefits Q&A: Do We Have to Offer COBRA Coverage During FMLA Leave?

Julie answers this month's Q&A on what to do when an employee decides to discontinue their health benefits at the beginning of FMLA leave.

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January 3, 2023

Benefits Q&A: How Do FMLA Policies & Processes Apply to Benefits?

Reworking FMLA policies and processes are never easy. Julie Athey provides clear answers in this month's Benefits Q&A.

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December 5, 2022

Benefits Q&A: Can We Delay Coverage if an Employee Returns from Leave Mid-Month?

Julie Athey answers a question on the protocol for delayed coverage when an employee returns from leave mid-month.

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October 31, 2022

Benefits Q&A: Employer-Paid COBRA Coverage After Termination

Question: We recently terminated an employee and offered her a severance package, which she accepted. Part of the package was that we agreed to pay for her insurance coverage through the end of the year.

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October 7, 2022

Benefits Q&A: Can Spouses Have Separate HSA Accounts at the Same Company?

Question: We have just hired the wife of a current employee. Can she have her own HSA? If so, what is the most that she can contribute?

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September 7, 2022

How the Inflation Reduction Act Affects Employer-Sponsored Health Plans

Director of Compliance and Legal, Julie Athey, discusses three main issues and how the Inflation Reduction Act affects employer sponsored health plans.

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September 7, 2022

Benefits Q&A: The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Special Enrollment

Is the HIPAA special enrollment under American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) still in effect due to the pandemic? Julie Athey answers Septembers Q&A.

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