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SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | COVID-19 Relief: When Will it End?

Please join us for this SHRM* pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as ComplianceDashboard’s legal consultant, Olivia Ash, JD, MS, reviews COVID-19 regulatory relief deadlines for ERISA plans, including both 401(k) and welfare plans. Once you have the big picture, Olivia will walk through how to apply these guidelines to real-life situations. This won’t be your average […]

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AssuredPartners Webinar | Voluntary Benefits: Unknown Contractual Details and COVID-19 Updates

Join us for this HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as Stephen Ivey and Ralph Cullison, our Voluntary Benefit subject-matter experts, discuss details on sometimes unknown contractual details and COVID-19 updates. Voluntary benefits are sometimes thought of as simple or easy since there is no employer cost but are subject to detailed contractual provisions […]

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President Trump Signs Executive Orders to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

By: Keenan & Associates, an AssuredPartners Company On July 24, 2020, President Donald Trump signed four executive orders that focused on lowering prescription drug prices. All of these executive orders direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make determinations and promulgate rules that would put the executive orders into effect. Therefore, these […]

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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | 2020 Compliance Mid-Year Roundup

Please join us for this HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as Patrick Haynes, AssuredPartners’ General Counsel and SVP of Compliance, covers the following compliance topics through 2020 thus far: IRS Notices 2020-29, 2020-33 Changes to Cafeteria Plans, HCFSAs, HSAs, DCAPs, and more COVID-19 Relief and Changes Other DOL, IRS, and HHS Guidance, including […]

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US Supreme Court Rules – Federal Law Protects LGBTQ at Work

By: Cindy Wagner, AssuredPartners’ Director of HR Professional Services On Monday, June 15, 2020, by a vote of 6-3, and for the third time since 2003, the Supreme Court ruled that existing Federal law forbids job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status. And, this time, by applying the workplace protections inscribed […]

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PCORI Fee Increased for Plan Years Ending After October 31, 2019

Today, the IRS Released the new Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)/Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee (CERF) rate for plans ending after October 31, 2019.  That new rate is $2.54 per person.  IRS Notice 2020-44 can be viewed here. You may recall that PCORI was previously due to sunset in 2019, but was extended by Congress through […]

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HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | In Times of Challenge, Embrace the Change: Drive Lower Costs & Better Outcomes in Your Health Plans

Sick of hearing about COVID-19? We all are. Yet, one “silver lining” to these difficult times is that adversity often illuminates new ways of doing things and new methods for greater efficiency. Some of those changes you can embrace are ones that can drive lower costs and better outcomes in your health plan. Join us […]

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IRS Releases 2021 Limits for HSAs

On May 20, 2020, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2020-32.  It provides the 2021 inflation-adjusted amounts for HSA-qualified high deductible health plans (HDHPs). The inflation-adjusted increases for 2021 are: HSA-Qualified HDHP Self Coverage: Annual deductible must be $1,400 or more in 2021 (up $50 from 2020), and annual out-of-pocket expenses cannot exceed $7,000 (up $100 […]

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HHS Provides 2021 Benefit Payment Out-of-Pocket Limits

Earlier this week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published finalized 2021 Benefit Payment Parameters with an $8,550 out-of-pocket maximum for self-only coverage and $17,100 for family coverage for health plans beginning in 2021. See, the 5/14/2020 Federal Register publication here. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), non-grandfathered health plans are required to […]

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AssuredPartners Town Hall Webinar | Insurance Expense Reduction and Cost Control Solutions

AssuredPartners is pleased to continue our Town Hall meeting series this week with a focus on Insurance Expense Reduction and Cost Control Solutions. Based on feedback surrounding the topic this week, we will cover the following topics for discussion with our presenters: Cost Control Solutions for your Business Insurance Expense Reduction Options COVID-19 and Workers Compensation Insurance […]

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