In early 2016, employers with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees are required to submit new tax forms to employees and the IRS for the 2015 plan year. (Note that in December 2015, deadlines for 1095 employee distribution and 1094 filings were extended.*) In the video, Don Garlitz, Senior Vice President, bswift, answers key compliance questions including: Should taxpayers receive Form 1095 if they are not covered? What effects do employer wellness programs have on reporting plan affordability to the IRS? And more.
*Learn more about these changes from U.S. News and World Report.
Obama's Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule is currently on track for publication, possibly as soon as August 2016, and is likely to be implemented before the end of the year, absent intervention from the legislature or judiciary.
Healthcare costs are increasingly unsustainable for employers and employees. Could an entirely new approach—one that leverages a benefits platform to reach employees when and where they make healthcare decisions—help bend the trend?y
Evaluating the right provider network for your employees’ vision benefits requires looking through a different lens than you might for health or dental plans. Today’s employees expect more from their vision care benefits than ever before – placing a greater emphasis on access, choice and innovation. This whitepaper will examine to 5 key factors that influence vision care benefits, such as: • Does the vision network offer online, in-network options? • Does the vision network include a choice of both in-network independent providers and in-network retail providers? • Does the vision network include choices with both of those respectively? For example, do they offer a variety of retail options to address varying employee demographics and expectations?