December 5, 2018

Department of Labor to MEWAs: Ten Tips for Filing the Form M-1

On December 3, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) released the 2018 Form M-1 and accompanying document “10 Tips for Filing Form M-1 for Association Health Plans and other MEWAs that Provide Medical Benefits.” Form M-1 is required for all Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (including AHPs) that provide medical benefits; a Form M-1 must be… Continue Reading

December 4, 2018

401(k): DOL Proposes Prohibited Transaction Exemption For Certain Plan Transfers

On November 7, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a proposed exemption related to the consolidation of small retirement savings accounts in 401(k) plans and IRAs when workers change jobs. See “Notice of Proposed Exemption Regarding Clearinghouse, LLC (“RCH” or the Applicant) – Located in Charlotte, North Carolina” Generally stated, prohibited transactions are… Continue Reading

November 30, 2018

IRS Extends Due Date for Forms 1095-B and 1095-C

On October 4th, 2018, we posted a blog containing information about the IRS’ updated Forms 1094 and 1095.  The IRS has now extended filing deadlines for Forms 1095-B and 1095-C; these forms are now due March 4th, 2019.  This extends the previous deadline of January 31, 2019 by nine weeks. The IRS requires insurers, self-insuring… Continue Reading

November 27, 2018

Four Pitfalls to Avoid When Negotiating Service Provider Agreements

This is the third and final installment in a series of three blogs leading up to our Compliancedashboard® webinar on December 5th, 2018: Contracts 101: Creating Simple, Compliant Service Provider Agreements. In the first blog of this series, we looked at essential contract provisions for service provider agreements; the second blog reminded us to include… Continue Reading

November 20, 2018

Insurance Contracts Don’t Guarantee ERISA Compliance

This is the second installment in a series of three blogs leading up to our Compliancedashboard® webinar on December 5th, 2018: Contracts 101: Creating Simple, Compliant Service Provider Agreements. In the first blog of this series, we looked at essential contract provisions for service provider agreements.  This week let’s talk insurance contracts and “wrap docs”…. Continue Reading

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