The Latest from the BCI Group "Benefits Buzz"
- New Congress Gets to Work on ACA Amendments
- Insurance for Long Life in Retirement?
- FSA Contribution Limit Rises to $2,550 for 2015
- Harnessing an Effective Succession Plan
- Should Financial Education Start in High School?
- Obama Modifies the Contraceptive Mandate
- Why Are Employers Required to Know if their Group Health Plan Prescription Drug Coverage is Creditable?
- Compensation is an Interesting and Potentially Lonely Topic
- Calories and Fee Disclosure - Revisited
- How Much do you Really Need to Save for Retirement?
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Are you eligible for a small business tax credit? Time is running out for 2014. On June 30, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a final rule on the employer health care tax credit. This new rule applies for taxable years beginning after 2013 and before 2015. To be eligible, an employer must: have […]
As small employers (those with less than 50 FTEs) continue to evaluate the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), growing minorities of business owners are seeking the healthcare off-ramp. Many of these employers believe that they and their employees may simply be better off on plans offered through the marketplace, particularly if their employees […]
Just when you thought Health Care Reform could not get any more confusing…. Many of you, both employer groups and individuals, may be receiving letters in the mail from your insurance carrier this week. This is a result of the announcement made by the President on November 14th where he said “If you like your […]
Open Enrollment Begins on October 1st All the talk. All the planning. All the preparation. Everyone must have healthcare coverage in 2014 and open enrollment and our Cover Oregon Exchange Marketplace begins in just a few short days. What is Open Enrollment and what does it mean to me? Since the law passed in 2010, […]
Verify who is on the other end of the phone – use your broker partner Unfortunately, we all have to be careful and on the lookout for scams. The authorities are quite worried that many will be put to the test when enrollment in Cover Oregon begins in October. Our Cover Oregon team has done a fabulous job communicating […]
Colorado, Oregon or Missouri – Where do you fit in? While we have general guidelines under the Affordable Care Act on a national level, we have very different ideas on how we want health care in our individual states. Oregon and Colorado are full speed ahead building a diverse health care exchange platform to assist […]
For Immediate Release – Play or Pay Delayed The Obama Administration announced Tuesday afternoon that it would delay the penalty and reporting provisions of the ACA’s employer mandate (also known as “Play or Pay”) until 2015. This was due in part to comments from interested parties concerned with the complexity of the proposed regulations amid […]
All individual insurance plans will change at the end of this year. What’s next? In the state of Oregon, all individual insurance plans will change at the end of the year on 12/31/13. In the 4th quarter of this year (just a few short months away), if you hold an individual insurance policy or are […]
The Affordable Care Act requirements are different for individuals and small and large businesses. How do I know what is required of me? Our national health care policy is changing. Yes, that means everyone will be affected in some way, shape or form by the Affordable Care Act. It most important that you find a […]
The Cadillac Tax or Excise Tax on High Cost of Coverage takes effect in 2018. In January 2018, there will be a 40% excise tax on health insurance plan premiums that exceed a certain threshold. Today, (because regulations change daily), that threshold is $10,200 for individual coverage and $27,500 for family coverage. These amounts will increase for certain businesses such […]