Blogs: Benefits Q&A

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May 3, 2022

Benefits Q&A: Can We Terminate Benefits for Employees Out on Workers' Comp?

Question: When employees are on leave due to work-related injuries, how long are they entitled to stay on our health…

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April 5, 2022

Benefits Q&A: Can Employees Elect COBRA When Coverage is Changed?

When companies merge and only one medical benefits plan is kept, some empmloyees may ask for COBRA. Yet to elect COBRA, they would have to experience both a loss of coverage and a qualifying event.

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March 7, 2022

Benefits Q&A: Can an Employee Move from the Marketplace to Our Company Plan?

To enroll or not to enroll. Julie Athey answers this months Q&A on moving from the marketplace to a company plan.

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January 31, 2022

Benefits Q&A: May Company Owners Receive an HRA Contribution?

S corporations are prohibited from contributing to an HRA that's for employees who have at least a 2% ownership in the company (and their family members who work there).

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January 3, 2022

Benefits Q&A: FSA Funds Did Not Make It to Employees In Time

A company didn't transfer FSA funds into employee accounts until two weeks before the spending deadline. Here's how to right the wrong.

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November 2, 2021

Benefits Q&A: Do We Still Provide FMLA with Less Than 50 Employees?

You can offer FMLA to employees after you drop below 50 employees. And, depending on the specific factors, you may be required to.

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August 3, 2021

Benefits Q&A: Can a Spouse Be Added to COBRA Coverage?

In general, spouses and dependents may enroll in COBRA in three circumstances. Director of Compliance Julie Athey has the details.

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June 7, 2021

Benefits Q&A: What if an Employee Accidentally Fails to Cancel Coverage?

IRS officials have frequently commented that elections may be corrected when there is clear and convincing evidence of a mistake when canceling coverage.

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March 5, 2021

Benefits Q&A: When Should Medical Child Support Be Made Effective?

Question: We have an employee who just started working for us in September 2020. Although he became eligible for benefits…

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February 3, 2021

Benefits Q&A: Can an Employer Drop a 65+ Employee Off Its Group Plan?

Can an employer drop an employee from its group health plan at age 65? Probably not. There are two keys laws to keep in mind.

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December 10, 2020

Benefits Q&A: FMLA For Inactive Employees

Does an employee's renewed eligibility for FMLA allow him to hop back onto the company’s benefits as an active employee, even though he hasn’t actually returned to work?

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