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[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 3, 2016 3:37:36 PM / by Mick Rodgers posted in popular trends in helathcare plans, ACA

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On July 8, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) premium tax credit and individual mandate. The regulations also impact employers through the employer shared responsibility rules.

The proposed regulations focus primarily on the effect of opt-out payments on the affordability of employer-sponsored coverage:

  • Opt-out payments made under an unconditional opt-out arrangement will increase an employee’s required contribution; and
  • Opt-out payments made under a conditional opt-out arrangement are disregarded in determining the required contribution.

These rules will apply to opt-out arrangements beginning on Dec. 31, 2016, unless the arrangement was adopted after Dec. 16. 2015.



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CMS Employer Subsidy Notifications/letters are out..

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 29, 2016 10:40:47 AM / by Mick Rodgers posted in popular trends in helathcare plans, CMS employer subsidy notifications, subsidy noticication, ACA

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What do they mean and what do I need to do?

We have had a lot of questions recently and heard from many of our clients and professional partners in the staffing industry, that the CMS has started to send out Employer Subsidy Notifications in earnest over the last month.

These letters can look confusing and intimidating, so we felt that we would communicate what they are, what you should look for in them, how to appeal them, and other important information to the clients of TSE in case you receive any. After reading this piece, please let us know if you need further explanation or assistance please contact us.

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Telemedicine is gaining in popularity in Healthcare plans.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 11, 2016 10:42:08 AM / by John Rutledge posted in telemedicine, teledoc, popular trends in helathcare plans

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Telemedicine is gaining in popularity in Healthcare programs.  Its a fact AND its lowering costs of some expensive care.

Here  is an article that we recently found that  shines the spotlight on a growing and popular trend that you, as a TSE member firm, have just kicked off: Telemedicine.

If you don’t want to read the entire article (although it’s brief), here are what I think are the salient points and WHY I encourage you to promote the Teladoc benefit that was just added to every medical plan member’s health plan beginning July 1.

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Healthcare Reform Deadline: PCORI fees due 7/31/2016

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2016 9:34:13 AM / by Mick Rodgers posted in ACA - Affordable Care Act, healthcare reform, form 720, pcori fees

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Axial Benefits and The Staffing Exchange compliance teams keeps you in the know with the latest ACA updates.

PCORI Fee: The PCORI fee due date is quickly approaching.

  • Self-funded plans need to make sure to have this completed by July 31.
  • Carriers pay this fee on behalf of fully-insured plans.
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Watch our New Staffing Exchange Video!

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2016 9:11:00 AM / by Mick Rodgers

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The Staffing Exchange is proud to introduce our new animated introduction video. This video details how our purchasing coalitions work in today's marketplace. For a full presentation, please join Mick Rodgers for a complimentary webinar on Thursday, April 28th from 10:30-11:30 eastern time. The webinar will answer questions like:

  • What exactly is a purchasing coalition?
  • What is bulk buying?
  • How does the whole process work?
  • Can I keep my current plan?
  • How much can I expect to save?
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ACA’s Automatic Enrollment Requirement Repealed

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 6, 2015 2:53:05 PM / by Mick Rodgers posted in ACA - Affordable Care Act

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No employers will be required to automatically enroll new employees or re-enroll current employees in one of the employer’s health plans.

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TSE at the ASA National Conference in Nashville, TN

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 28, 2015 5:00:00 PM / by TSE Staff posted in Conferences

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Come see us at Booth 216

The Staffing Exchange is participating in the American Staffing Associations' National Conference, Staffing World.

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