September 2013 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

HHS Issues New Sample HIPAA Privacy Notices

HHS’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology have collaborated to develop model Notices of Privacy Practices (NPPs) for health care providers and health plans to use to communicate with their patients and plan members. The HIPAA Privacy Rule gives individuals a fundamental right to be […]

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2013 Revised Healthcare Reform Timelines, Version 11

If you want to see 10 pages of health reform in a 1 page timeline (well, 1 page for Employers and 1 page for Employees) then please visit our website (www.apbenefitadvisors.com/news). But, if you are looking for details specific to just a certain year or plan, then you can’t do better than this implementation timeline […]

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IRS Completes Health Penalty Rules

By Allison Bell, benefitspro.com Who will really have to pay the penalties to be imposed on the uninsured next year? The Internal Revenue Service has tried to answer that question in a new batch of final regulations on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act individual coverage ownership mandate provisions, also known as the rules on […]

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IRS Proposes New Rules on Employer Mandate

On Sept. 5, 2013, the IRS released two long-awaited proposed rules governing health care coverage information reporting requirements. These requirements were originally supposed to apply to coverage in 2014 but the IRS has decided to delay these reporting requirements until 2015, in conjunction with the employer mandate delay. [Read prior news about the delay here]. […]

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Top Benefits Legislation and Update Blogs

Benefits legislation throughout the United States has rarely been as substantive and sweeping as it has in the last few years. Many of these legislative changes are just beginning to take effect, and some are already being rewritten. On AP Benefit Advisors Benefits News we keep you informed of all the benefits legislation updates as […]

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Links to Federal and State Exchanges/Marketplaces

Listed below you will see the website addresses for the Federal Exchange (now called the Marketplace) as well as each State’s Marketplace.   If your state is not listed please use the Federal Marketplace (link) and you’ll receive information about the Federal Exchange/Marketplace. US/Federal                    http://www.healthcare.gov/ California                      http://www.coveredca.com/ Colorado                      http://www.connectforhealthco.com/ Connecticut                   http://www.accesshealthct.com/ District […]

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