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New Client Portal From Axial Benefits Group! *Webinar Replay Available*: With both time and resources at a precious premium, it’s become increasingly difficult to do your job—let alone manage insurance costs and stay informed on legislative developments. Axial University, our new technology solution, directly responds to this challenge. This online tool acts as a resource for all your HR, benefits, risk management, OSHA and other business needs—with thousands of easily searchable on-demand resources at your fingertips. Click below to replay our webinar and view al February 5th & 6th: Axial Benefits Group presents "Strategies for Controlling Healthcare Costs" semi: Sorry, due to bad weather this event has been postponed   If you’re frustrated with the cost of healthcare and looking for a new, fresh way to buy healthcare without affecting the benefits, networks, or providers your employees are using, you should attend our upcoming seminar “Strategies for Controlling Healthcare Costs” to see if you can take advantage of these programs. This is real. This is now. This is a way to buy healthcare from the same carriers while saving money and not affecting yo November 13th: Axial Benefits Group presents "Strategies for Controlling Healthcare Costs" seminar:         If you’re frustrated with the cost of  healthcare and looking for a new, fresh way to buy healthcare without affecting the benefits, networks, or channels your employees are using, you should attend our upcoming seminar “Strategies for Controlling Healthcare Costs” to see if you can take advantage of these programs.       This is real. This is now. This is a way to buy healthcare from the same carriers while saving money and not affecting your employee’s plan.       RSVP now Corporate Retirement Plan Seminar: What Every Employer Needs to Know: In today's ever changing regulatory and regulatory environment, we have been able to put together three top professionals to discuss the recent changes, trends, and best practices in corporate retirement plans. Join us and learn about: Fee disclosure requirement updates and their impact, including expanded disclosures for indirect compensation, as well as the new fiduciary role the Labor Department is creating Retirement income trends Fiduciary responsibilities, requirements, penalties an Corporate Retirement Plan Seminar: What Every Employer Needs to Know:   In today's ever changing regulatory and regulatory environment, we have been able to put together three top professionals to discuss the recent changes, trends, and best practices in corporate retirement plans. Join us and learn about: Fee disclosure requirement updates and their impact including expanded disclosures for indirect compensation, as well as the new fiduciary role the Labor department is creating Retirement income trends Fiduciary responsibilities, requiremen RSVP Today: Axial Benefits Group presents "Managing Healthcare Reform Costs" seminar: Annual healthcare premiums have increased 100% in the past 10 years. What have you done to alleviate these rising costs? Changed carriers, changed benefit levels, or changed your contribution schedule? Beginning January 2014, healthcare reform laws are expected to increase costs yet again. Are you prepared for these rising costs? RSVP now for ABG’s upcoming seminar, "Managing Healthcare Reform Costs" if you have taken any or all of the above actions to reduce health insurance costs.  You’ll lea How Businesses Can Minimize the Impact of the Affordable Healthcare Act: Although the healthcare reform individual and employer mandates do not take effect until 2014, employers need to begin preparations this year.  We will provide attendees with a firm grasp on how to plan for 2014 as well as review the requirements taking effect in 2013. Topics covered will include how employers can design a health plan that avoids penalties, how to determine whether compliance will cost more than dropping coverage and if the new nondiscrimination rules will require changes to an Upcoming Events from Axial University: Live Events:   General Seminar Session September 25th & 26th– What are You Going to do About the Increased Costs of  Offering Healthcare due to National Health Care Reform?: Several Key Ideas to Lower Costs October 2nd– How Businesses can Minimize the Impact of the Affordable Care Act October 9th- 401(k) Fiduciary Liability/ Surviving a DOL Audit   401(k) Participant Seminar October 17th- 55 or older: Will You be Ready for Retirement?   Webcasts*: August 29th:  What are You Going Upcoming 2013 Events brought to you by Axial University: Live Events: General Seminar Session September 25th & 26th– What are you going to do about the increased costs of offering Healthcare due to National Health care reform: several key ideas to lower costs October 9th-  401(k) Fiduciary Liability/ Surviving a DOL Audit 401(k) Participant Seminar October 17th- 55 or older: Will You be Ready for Retirement? Webcasts*: June 11th:  Target Date Funds: Participants must be Educated About the Risks June 27th:  Are you Ready for 2014 “Pay or P Are you ready for 2014 "Pay or Play"? Monthly Topic Webcast: Axial Benefits Group is ready to help you tackle National Healthcare Reform “ Are you ready for Pay or Play?”. While the National Healthcare Reform model was borrowed from the Massachusetts model which has been in place since 2006, it is distinctly different in a few key components.  If you are a Massachusetts with more than 50 employees, Learn what you'll need to do to be ready for 2014 and keep yourself away from any fines. We will walk through actual examples of: ·         Brief review of

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    IRS Increases Affordability Percentage Under Employer Mandate for 2015

    Starting in 2015, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires applicable large employers to offer affordable, minimum value health coverage to their full-time employees (and dependents) or pay a penalty. The employer penalty rules are also known as the employer mandate or the “pay or play” rules.

    Also, effective for 2014, affordability of health coverage is used to determine whether an individual is:

    ·      Eligible for a premium tax credit for a health plan purchased through an Exchange; and

     

    ·      Exempt from the penalty for not having minimum essential coverage.

  • Federal Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on Subsidies in Federal Exchanges
    Federal Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on Subsidies in Federal Exchanges

    On July 22, 2014, the D.C. Circuit Court struck down the availability of health insurance subsidies in states with federal Exchanges, while the 4th Circuit Court upheld their availability in all states, including those with federal Exchanges.

     

    Several lawsuits have been filed by individuals and employers to challenge the ability of the federal government to provide tax credits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to individuals in states that did not establish their own Exchanges (that is, in states with federally-facilitated exchanges, or FFEs). These lawsuits were filed in response to an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rule that authorizes subsidies in all states, including those with FFEs.

  • Massachusetts Finalizes Repeal of Employer Coverage Rules
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    In April 2006, the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act (Act) was signed into law to provide nearly universal health care coverage for the residents of Massachusetts. One part of the Act required employers to provide health coverage to their employees or pay a penalty.

    Beginning in 2013, various aspects of the Act were repealed to avoid duplication with the employer shared responsibility rules in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • PCORI Fees Due July 31, 2014
    PCORI Fees Due July 31, 2014

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires health insurance issuers and sponsors of self-insured health plans to pay Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute fees (PCORI fees). The fees are reported and paid annually using IRS Form 720 (Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return).

    PCORI fees are due by July 31, 2014, for plan years ending in 2013. The IRS provided instructions for filing form 720, which include information on reporting and paying the PCORI fees.

  • 2014 Affordable Care Act Survey Results
    2014 Affordable Care Act Survey Results

    Four years after its passage, and months after several of its most significant components went into effect, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has significantly affected survey respondents across the nation. While uncertainty about the long-term impact of the ACA remains, employers are starting to observe and measure the impact of the law in their workplaces. When faced with the prospect of providing coverage for employees or paying a fine, a large majority of employers decided to "play." Of those, most are now reporting increased costs. Employers also remain largely skeptical about other aspects of the law, including the health insurance Exchanges and the community rating requirements.

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