This Compliance Overview summarizes the requirements that plan sponsors must meet for providing creditable and non-creditable coverage disclosure notices to Medicare Part D eligible individuals and to CMS.
Employers that sponsor group health plans should provide certain benefit notices in connection with their plans’ open enrollment periods. This Compliance Overview includes a chart that summarizes the benefit notices that employers should provide in connection with their 2020 open enrollment periods.
This Compliance Overview explores some of the pitfalls related to providing COBRA coverage and gives practical information for compliance with COBRA's complex rules. It includes tips on determining whether your plan must comply with COBRA, when COBRA coverage must be offered and how much a plan can charge for coverage.
Federal agencies have finalized resources to promote compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), including final FAQs and a model disclosure request form. Employers should consider using these resources to review their group health plan’s compliance with MHPAEA. This Compliance Bulletin provides a high-level of overview of MHPAEA, and highlights the new compliance resources.
Many employers that must file a Form 5500 on behalf of their employee benefit plans must also provide plan participants with a summary annual report (SAR). Employers with plans that operate on a calendar year basis must provide the SAR by Sept. 30, 2019, unless an extension applies. This compliance bulletin summarizes the SAR requirement and deadline.
This month's HR Brief discusses the acting Department of Labor secretary and the recent Capital One data breach.
This month's Benefits Buzz looks at changes surrounding 2020 health plans and new rules aimed at greater hospital pricing transparency.
Level funding makes it easier for small businesses to control their health care costs. Watch this video to learn three reasons why.
Here is a high-level explanation of level funding in basic terms in this short video.
The DOL recently proposed changes to the model forms that many employers use to administer FMLA leaves. According to the DOL, these changes would increase compliance with the FMLA because they would make the forms easier to use. This Compliance Bulletin summarizes these proposed changes.
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