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Summer 2015 – Reminder!  IRS Section 6056: Simplified Overview 1094/1095-C

Summer 2015 – Reminder! IRS Section 6056: Simplified Overview 1094/1095-C

Several months ago we emailed our clients to remind them of an important IRS reporting requirement that should be going on now.  Today we wanted to post this information publicly as a helpful reminder especially as the end of the year begins to approach. Employers with 50 or more Full-Time (or Full-Time Equivalent) employees have some new […]

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Summer 2015 – Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Summer 2015 – Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Our agency works hard to get news out quick to our clients when it pertains to them and their group health plans.  This summer we’ve sent some email notices directly to our clients, but we didn’t share them publicly on our blog.  Today we wanted to be sure to post them here for our blog archives. On June 26, 2015 the U.S. Supreme […]

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Food Drive in July for Metrocrest Services!

Food Drive in July for Metrocrest Services!

Our agency is leading a FOOD DRIVE this month to benefit Metrocrest Services!  Will you consider being a part of it with us?  Metrocrest Services is a wonderful non-profit organization serving families and seniors in need in Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell and parts of Dallas.  The summer months are some of their hardest to […]

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ERISA Compliance Audits Are Up!  Are You in Compliance?

ERISA Compliance Audits Are Up! Are You in Compliance?

There is a growing buzz about the Department of Labor (DOL) and their recent increase of ERISA compliance audits.  These unforeseen audits are hitting companies of all sizes and industries.  Companies that are non-compliant are facing steep penalties that, in turn, are used to help fund the Affordable Care Act program. While the Employee Retirement […]

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National Employee Benefits Day is April 2nd!

National Employee Benefits Day is April 2nd!

April 2nd is National Employee Benefits Day!  You already show your employees just how much you value them by providing them with an employee benefits package.  Why don’t you remind them about the benefits your company provides to them this April 2nd?! And if you want to take this opportunity to enhance your benefits package a bit more, […]

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LSB Featured in Frisco Style Magazine!  “Business Building Basics”

LSB Featured in Frisco Style Magazine! “Business Building Basics”

So the last quarter of 2013 was quite an unprecedented time in the health insurance marketplace!  Our firm had all-hands-on-deck as we furiously worked to ensure that each of our clients had the best healthcare program for them.  Our small groups had early renewal options to weigh in on before the end of the year. […]

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Individual Health Insurance… It Pertains to You as an Employer

Individual Health Insurance… It Pertains to You as an Employer

Individual health insurance coverage… you may think this does not pertain to you as an employer… but it does.  Starting this January 2014, all Americans will be required to have health insurance or potentially pay a tax penalty.  This even applies to you that are helping your employees by sponsoring a group health plan now […]

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PPACA Early Renewal Strategies Alert!

PPACA Early Renewal Strategies Alert!

Are you aware of the decisions that insurance carriers will require you to make with your employer-sponsored health plan in the next 60 to 90 days?  Major changes are coming to all health plans in 2014 as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Group health insurance carriers are now starting to release “early renewal […]

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Large Employer Mandate Delayed

Large Employer Mandate Delayed

Late yesterday, the Obama administration announced that they will be delaying the large employer mandate aspect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act until 2015. This mandate requires businesses with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees to provide qualified and affordable health insurance coverage to their employees, or pay a penalty (also known as […]

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Do you have a Health Savings Account (HSA)?  2014 Amounts Issued by IRS

Do you have a Health Savings Account (HSA)? 2014 Amounts Issued by IRS

Do you have a Health Savings Account (HSA)?  The IRS has issued the inflation adjusted amounts for calendar year 2014 under Code Sec. 223. 2014 Annual Deduction Limits:  $3,300 for Self-Only Coverage / $6,550 for Family Coverage 2014 High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) Deductible Definition:  $1,250 minimum for Self-Only / $2,500 minimum for Family 2014 Annual Out-of-Pocket […]

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