Senate Bill 606 to give Cal/OSHA New Enforcement Authority;

  If you are a business with multiple locations effective January 1, 2022 Cal/OSHA has a new law that dramatically increases their enforcement powers. The new law applies to all areas of Cal/OSHA authority. It is not limited to COVID-19 matters. T Read More..

Andreini & Company Designated as a 5-Star Brokerage by Insurance Business America;

The following link is to an article that appeared in Insurance Business America’s magazine. The article highlights everything we do every day.  In order to produce their list of 5 Star Brokerages, they interviewed hundreds of businesses and asked them to rate the service they’ve receiv
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Health Plan Notices – Rules for Electronic Delivery;

Employers are increasingly using electronic media in connection with their employee benefit plans, including their group health plans. In general, federal law allows employers to provide health plan notices electronically, provided they comply with certain rules regarding electronic delivery. This C
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Deadline for the October 15 Medicare Part D Notices & Form 5500 Changes;

  Benefits Buzz Newsletter - October 2021 This month's Benefits Buzz discusses the Oct. 15 deadline for Medicare Part D notices, as well as proposed changes to the Form 5500 to implement the SECURE Act. Read More..

Additional Regulations Issued on Surprise Medical Billing Ban;

  Additional Regulations Issued on Surprise Medical Billing Ban On Sept. 30, 2021, the Departments jointly released an additional interim final rule outlining further requirements related to surprise billing. This Read More..

Live Well Work Well – Pandemic Stress, Breast Cancer Awareness Month;

  Live Well, Work Well Newsletter - October 2021 The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal fina Read More..

Premium Surcharges for Nonvaccinated Individuals;

Premium Surcharges for Nonvaccinated Individuals Many employers are exploring options related to COVID-19 vaccination status within their workforce, including whether to charge a premium surcharge for nonvaccinated individuals. There are a number of legal considerations to take i
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OSHA to Mandate Vaccine and Testing Temporary Standard for COVID-19;

On Sept. 9, 2021, President Biden announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing an emergency temporary standard (ETS) that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or they must be tested weekly. Read More..

Affordability Percentages Will Decrease for 2022;

On Aug. 30, 2021, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2021-36 to index the contribution percentages in 2022 for purposes of determining affordability of an employer’s plan under the ACA. This ACA Compliance Bulletin describes the adjusted percentages. Read More..

Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct. 15, 2021;

Group health plan sponsors must provide the annual Medicare Part D creditable coverage disclosure notices to Medicare-eligible individuals before Oct. 15, 2021—the start date of the annual enrollment period for Medicare Part D. This Compliance Bulletin summarizes the requirement to provide Medicar
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