Blogs: Benefits Q&A

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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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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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