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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I have had the good fortune of working with Heather Bowers for three years. Unlike most professional service providers, Heather consistently set our expectation bar extremely high. Each and every time, she exceeded the high standards and expectations that were set. She has delivered the complete package. We never had to choose what was most important. With Heather, we were able to get superior results, on time delivery, good value and personal touch. Among Heather's many strengths, she has a remarkable ability to communicate with all levels of an organization. Our entire employee basis recognized her efforts that go far and above the call of duty. I highly recommend Heather Bowers to your organization!!
Lone Star Benefits has served our group insurance needs for more than 12 years. Because the team at Lone Star is an extension of our service to our employees, truly a partnership, it is important that they provide the same level of service and integrity our employees receive directly from us. We have found strong integrity and a high level of service to be two traits exemplified by the employees of Lone Star Benefits as they serve us. Lone Star has consistently gone above and beyond in meeting our needs and expectations. We are proud to call Lone Star Benefits one of our business partners.
As an owner of a small business, there never seems to be enough hours in the day and the last thing you want to do is worry about insurance. I knew insurance didn’t have to be so difficult, but it always seemed to be until we met Lone Star Benefits. Thanks to Lone Star Benefits, we can concentrate on our business, which is what we do best, and feel confident that our insurance needs are met. There are plenty of things that keep business owners awake at night without adding insurance worries to the mix. It’s great to have the peace of mind to know that when you do need them, they’re only a phone call away. They helped us with all of our needs when we had 12 employees, and guided us through the changing needs as we grew to 50+ employees.
Thank you for years of great service! You are always so promt to respond to calls or emails. You have helped us and guided us along the way. It has been a pleasure working with you.
Thank you so much, Lone Star Benefits!!! You guys rock!! Thank you for supporting us through our growth.