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LIFE INSURANCE NOTIFICATIONS WHEN AN EMPLOYEE TERMINATES  5-2017 Important information for employers who sponsor a Life Insurance policy.  Know your obligations to employees whose coverage is terminating.  Port and Convert information         
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DOL COMPLIANCE  2-2017 Important information for employers who supply their employees with benefit information in electronic form, know when you can and cannot rely on electronically transmitted data        
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DOL COMPLIANCE  9-2016  Updated Information on DOL Compliance        
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HIPAA  9-2016 HIPAA AND YOUR BROKER - Is your broker safeguarding your employee's data from hackers? Questions to ask.
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HEALTHCARE REFORM 9-2016 - CMS Issues Guidance on New Individual Mandate Hardship Exemption.
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9-2016 ANNUAL MEDICARE D to CMS - Entities that provide Prescription Drug coverage to Medicare D eligible individuals must disclose to CMS whether the coverage is creditable
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HIPAA  6-2016 HIPAA AUDIT ALERT - Employers must have a way to save employee data on an encrypted drive or face penalties.
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MEDICARE SECONDARY PAYER CHART 5-2016  Help determining when the employer or Medicare pays first 
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DOL FMLA ASSISTANCE  5-2016  FMLA Employer Guide 
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  5-2016 - Employer Notice Program - Notification when an employee recieves assistance in the Marketplace, How to appeal a decision...
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DEPENDENT ELIGIBILITY AUDITS  4-2016 Should you audit your dependent information
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MEDICARE  4-2016 Medicare Secondary Chart - Who pays first
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HIPAA  3-2016 HIPAA AUDIT ALERT - OCR launches Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program, are you ready?
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DOL COMPLIANCE  2-2016  Updated CHIP Notice released        
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COBRA COMPLIANCE  2-2016 - 10 Myths Regarding COBRA Compliance - Why you need an expert
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  1-2016 - What the Delay in the 1095 Reporting means to your employees
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  1-2016 - Updated 1095-1094 Reporting Information
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HIPAA  12-2015 HIPAA UPDATE - RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL - Every employer should use this tool!
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  12-2015 - Cadillac Tax Delayed
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HIPAA  10-2015 HIPAA SECURITY - The discussion you should be having with your broker - Keeping your employees' information safe. 
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  10-2015 - 1095-1094 Instructions for IRS Reporting on Individual and Employer Mandates Released for 2015
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  10-2015 - Determining your ALE Status
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9-2015 ANNUAL MEDICARE D to CMS - Entities that provide Prescription Drug coverage to nMedicare D eligible individuals must disclose to CMS whether the coverage is creditable
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  7-2015 - New online tools to help employers and individuals in the ACA
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HIPAA  7-2015 HIPAA UPDATE - SECURITY UPDATE - Every employer should review this now
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DOL COMPLIANCE  12-2014 Compliance Assistance from the Department of Labor, Employee Benefit Security Administration and HIPAA Security Risk Assessment         
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HIPAA  4-2014 HIPAA UPDATE - RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL - Every employer should use this tool!
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  7-2015 - New law increases ACA information reporting penalties
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  7-2015 - Click here In this issue you will find important information on:

  • ACA Premium Tax Credits available in Both Federal and State Exchanges
  • Supreme Court strikes down State Laws prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage
  • PCORI Fees Due by July 31 for Employers Sponsoring HRA and Self-Funded Plans
  • Final Rules revise SBC Requirements
  • 2015 Draft Forms available to Help Employer prepare for ACA Information Reporting

How CHB Group can help you file your 1095 and 1094 IRS Reports
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  6-2015 - How CHB Group can help you file your 1095 and 1094 IRS Reports
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  6-2015 - How CHB Group can help you file your 1095 and 1094 IRS Reports
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CALIFORNIA SICK LEAVE INFORMATION
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COBRA COMPLIANCE  2-2015 - Including a Checklist to see if you are complying with the Initial Notice of COBRA Rights piece of this law
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  2-2015 - Final Instructions for IRS Reporting on Individual and Employer Mandates Released for 2014
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  2-2015 Options for dropping group coverage and enrolling inthe Marketplace
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DOL COMPLIANCE  12-2014 Compliance Assistance from the Department of Labor, Employee Benefit Security Administration and HIPAA Security Risk Assessment         
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  10-2014 FINAL EMPLOYER REPORTING REGULATIONS.  1094 B & c AND 1095 B & C.  REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR 2015. I
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  9-2014 IRS INTRODUCES GUIDANCE UNDER WHICH EMPLOYEES MAY MAKE A SECTION 125 ELECTION.
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9-2014 ANNUAL MEDICARE D to CMS - Entities that provide Prescription Drug coverage to nMedicare D eligible individuals must disclose to CMS whether the coverage is creditable
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9-2014 MEDICARE D - Open Enrollment for Medicare D starts October 15th.  All Medicare D eligible participants must be notified of the creditability status of your plan.  Make sure you know your obligations
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HIPAA  6-2014 HIPAA UPDATE - RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL - Every employer should use this tool!
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  5-2014 IRS CONFIRMS THAT EMPLOYERS MAY NOT REIMBURSE EMPLOYEES WHO BUY INDIVIDUAL COVERAGE.
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  5-2014 ENROLLMENT OPTIONS IN THE INDIVIDUAL MARKETPLACE, COBRA, QUALIFYING EVENTS.
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HIPAA  4-2014 HIPAA UPDATE - RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL - Every employer should use this tool!
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HIPAA  12-2013 HORIZON ANNOUNCES THEFT OF ANOTHER LAPTOP - STEPS you can take to safeguard your privacy.
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  10-2013 Comparison of Buying Coverage In and Outside of the SHOP.
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  10-2013 October 1, 2013 - The Indivdiual Marketplace is Open.
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HIPAA  9-2013 DEADLINE TO BE COMPLIANT WITH HIPAA FINAL RULES IS SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
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9-2013 MEDICARE D - Open Enrollment for Medicare D starts October 15th.  All Medicare D eligible participants must be notified of the creditability status of your plan.  Make sure you know your obligations
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  9-2013 EXCHANGE aka MARKETPLACE NOTICE - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  8-2013 EXCHANGE aka MARKETPLACE NOTICE
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  5-2013 PAY OR PLAY MANDATE FOR EMPLOYERS WITH MORE THAN 50 EMPLOYEES DELAYED UNTIL 2015
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 3-2013 PROVIDING CORRECT SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS ON ENROLLMENT FORMS IS CRITICAL FOR TIMELY ENROLLMENT
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HEALTHCARE REFORM 2-2013 REMINDER REGARDING LIMITATIONS ON MAKING RETROACTIVE TERMINATIONS
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HIPAA  2-2013 FINAL RULES PUBLISHED FOR HIPAA AND HITECT
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HIPAA 1-2013 HIPAA UPDATE - Reminder that Group Health Plans are covered entities under HIPAA and subject to all rules and fines
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11-2012 - Important Information regarding the documents you need if you offer Pre-Tax contributions to your employees - Also known as Premium Only Plans.......                                                                              Click here to read more....  

 HEALTHCARE REFORM 10-2012 HealthCare Reform Consulting - Assistance with calculating "Pay or Play"
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8-2012 MEDICARE D - Open Enrollment for Medicare D starts October 15th.  All Medicare D eligible participants must be notified of the creditability status of your plan.  Make sure you know your obligations
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HEALTHCARE REFORM 7-2012 EFFECTIVE WITH PLAN YEARS STARTING  ON OR AFTER AUGUST 1, 2012 - NO CO-PAY COVERAGE FOR WOMEN'S PREVENTIVE BENEFITS
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HEALTHCARE REFORM  6-2012 - Medical Loss Ratio Rebates - Know what to do if you get one
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3-2012 - FMLA and NJ FLA Information/Reminder
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HEALTHCARE REFORM 2-2012 - New Guidance Released for Mandatory Uniform Summary of Benefits and Coverage
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HEALTHCARE REFORM 1-2012 - Caution Required when making Retroactive Terminations -  Click here to read more....

HEALTHCARE REFORM 1-2012 - IRS Releases Guidance for Reporting the Cost of Employer Sponsored Coverage on W-2            Click here to read more.       IRS NOTICE 2012-9.

11-2011 - Important Information regarding the documents you need if you offer Pre-Tax contributions to your employees - Also known as Premium Only Plans.......                                                                              Click here to read more....     

8-2011 - NOTICE - MEDICARE D Notice of Creditable/Non-Creditable Coverage must be sent by October 15 this year    Click here to read more....

6-2011 - Compliance Assistance from the Department of Labor using their eLaws FirstStep Advisor          Click here to read more....

HIPAA 5-2011 - HIPAA REMINDER       Click here to read more....

HEALTHCARE REFORM 3-2011 - Important information regarding Retroactive Terminations (RESCISSIONS)  Click here to read more....

HEALTHCARE REFORM 12-2010 - The IRS issue guidance for small employers who want to apply for the Health care Tax Credit    Click here to read more....

12-2010 - Important Information regarding CHIP.......                                                                                        Click here to read more....

10-2010 - Important Information regarding POP Plans.......                                                                              Click here to read more....                                                                                                                                              

10-2010 - Reminder for Mandatory CHIP Notices......Click here to read more     Model CHIP Notice   

10-2010 - MEDICARE D - Open Enrollment for Medicare D starts November 15th Make sure you know your obligations…..
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HEALTHCARE REFORM 9-2010 - Special Enrollment Notices Required under Health Reform..Click here to read more

7-2010 - Understanding Prescription Drug Creditability and the employers obligations.......    

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6-2010 - US Department of Labor clarifies the FMLA definition of "son and daughter"

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HEALTHCARE REFORM 6-2010 - Interim Rules defining "Grandfathered Plans" under Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are released......          Click here to read more...

HEALTHCARE REFORM 6-2010 - Update to Dependents to Age 26 mandate.....Insurance carriers offering early extension…..
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5-2010 - Section 125 Premium Only Plan Requirement…..
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4-2010 - COBRA Subsidy Extended to May 31, 2010…..
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3-2010 - Summary of  Healthcare Reform…..
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2-2010 - Important Reminder regarding your obligations under CHIP.Click here to read more....      

2-2010 - Temporary Extension Act extends COBRA Subsidy to March 31, 2010…..
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1-2010 - Changes to Horizon Pharmacy Benefit…..
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1-2010 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 - Extends COBRA Subsidy…..
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10-2009 MEDICARE D - CREDITABLE COVERAGE NOTICE TO CMS Make sure you know your obligations…..
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10-2009 - Michelle's Law extends coverage for disabled students…..
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6-2009 - PENNSYLVANIA EMPLOYERS - PA Mini COBRA for Small Employers…..
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6-2009 - PENNSYLVANIA EMPLOYERS  - Coverage for Adult Children…..
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HIPAA 9-2009 - HITECH - Significant changes to HIPAA…..
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4-2009 - CHIP Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009…..
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2-2009 - American Recovery and Reconciliation Act.
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1-2009 - NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS - Update to Dependents to age 31  
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12-2008 - NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS - NJ Paid Leave Act POSTER Requirement 
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10-2008 - NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS - NJ Paid Leave Act  
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12-2006 NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS - Civil Union Act…..
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 5-2006 - NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS - All Medical and RX Policies that are written or renewed on or after May 12, 2006 and issued in New Jersey MUST comply with New Jersey Law P.L. 2005, c.375 – Also known as DEPENDENTS TO AGE 30 LAW.
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HIPAA HIPAA - A reminder to all of our clients regarding the safekeeping of your employees’ protected health information (PHI).
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HIPAA HIPAA - The HIPAA Security Rule centers on safeguards for Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI).
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MEDICARE D - Open Enrollment for Medicare D starts November 15th Make sure you know your obligations…..
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MEDICARE D - CREDITABLE COVERAGE NOTICE TO CMS Make sure you know your obligations…..
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