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June 2015 Newsletter

Many health insurers have asked insurance regulators for sizable premium increases next year, but final rates are likely to be much lower than the ones requested. Most of the increase is expected to hit the individual market, however, small groups could feel it as well. On June 1, 2015, HealthCare.gov, the federal website for enrollment Learn More

May 2015 Newsletter

Effective as of 2015, the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) has placed requirements on employers and insurance providers for filing new informational forms with the IRS and health plan participants. The new filing requirements will be an add-on to the year-end burden of issuing informational returns. The new informational forms include Forms 1095-B and 1095-C (with Learn More

Are Electronic Plan Documents ACA Compliant?

How is your company distributing compliance documents? Historically, companies have mailed out hard copies of their compliance packets, Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs), Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC), and Summary of Material Modifications (SMM). If this packet contains the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) State Exchange notification, it also needs to go to Learn More

Insurers want big rate hikes in 2016

Many health insurers have asked insurance regulators for sizable premium increases next year, but final rates are likely to be much lower than the ones requested. Most of the increase is expected to hit the individual market, however, small groups could feel it as well. On June 1, 2015, HealthCare.gov, the federal website for enrollment Learn More

New ACA Reporting Requirements

Effective as of 2015, the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) has placed requirements on employers and insurance providers for filing new informational forms with the IRS and health plan participants. The new filing requirements will be an add-on to the year-end burden of issuing informational returns. The new informational forms include Forms 1095-B and 1095-C (with Learn More

April 2015 Newsletter

The Caddy tax remains one of the more controversial elements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It requires employers that offer “rich” health plans to some or all employees to pay a tax on the “overage” as defined by the law. In an article for Politico, author Brian Faler reports growing concerns among employers about Learn More

March 2015 newsletter

March , 2015: HHS Issues final rule on Minimum value health plans… The Department of Health and Human Services says once and for all it will not qualify employer-sponsored health plans that fail to cover inpatient hospitalization. Changes to FMLA Now Cover Same Sex Spouses… Under this new rule, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Learn More

Cyber Security Seminar March 19th

Talk about timing.  The world just witnessed the largest cyber attach in history as Anthem’s systems were penetrated, exposing 80 million people to identity theft.  Our next seminar, to be held at the Sarasota Yacht Club on March 19th, is a “can’t miss” seminar for anyone who uses a computer, tablet or smart phone. Our panel Learn More

2015 Contribution Limit Checklist

At the beginning of each year, there are certain contribution limits for retirement plans and welfare plans that change. While the list is not exhaustive, there are some that seem to jump out more often than others which you may find informative. The annual dollar limit for FSA contributions increases to $2,550. But the annual limit Learn More

Branding for Non Profits Seminar – January 2015

Over 130 attendees and an exceptional panel of speakers made this one of our sponsored EMT Business Seminars the most successful. Thanks to everyone who participated in the planning and, of course, to those who attended.  Congratulations to Tracey Rzepka, on behalf of Charis Counseling Services, the winner of our cash drawing to support their branding Learn More

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Lawman Benefits Consulting, Inc

P.O. Box 1177
Osprey, FL 34229

Office: 941-966-2228

Direct: 941-661-4069

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