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W-2 Reporting Planning and Guidance

As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many employers have Form W-2 reporting requirements. As we head into a new year, we want to give you a refresher on the three requirements that you need to know. 1. Reporting the value of group health coverage provided to employees For

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A Big Week in Washington for Some Key Affordable Care Act Provisions

While Washington was noisy with impeachment drama last week, four important provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were quietly amended as part of the two government funding bills that were signed by President Trump on Friday, December 20. These changes are impactful to employers, and largely positive. Cadillac Tax

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Final HRA Rule Creates New Health Care Options for Employers

On June 13, 2019 the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (the Departments) issued a final rule that will add flexibility to the way a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) may be used by employers. This guidance finalizes the October 2018 proposed rule, taking into account comments from

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FirstPerson Interview Suite Captures Butler Connection

INDIANAPOLIS – FirstPerson Founder, CEO, and Owner Bryan Brenner and his wife Elaine have made a gift of $250,000 toward construction of the new building for the Andre B. Lacy School of Business, opening in August. In recognition of the gift, the Career Development Interview Suite in the new building

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The PCOR Fee Filing Deadline is July 31, 2019

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) fee, which must be paid by group health plans. We have good news for employers with fully insured group health plans: No further action is needed unless you sponsor a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), which is considered a self-funded

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FirstPerson Named to 2019 Best Places to Work in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (February 18, 2019) — Local benefits and compensation advisory firm FirstPerson has been named a Best Place to Work in Indiana for the ninth time. The company’s tenacious approach to their people-centered mission is what drives their growth and success each year. “Today’s workplaces confirm that many of us

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What is Changing with Rx Rebates? HHS Issues Proposed Rule Changes

On January 31, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a notice of proposed rulemaking as part of ongoing administration drug pricing reform efforts. The Proposed Rule would modify a regulatory provision that had previously protected certain pharmaceutical manufacturer rebates from criminal prosecution and financial penalties under

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Mark Minner Recognized as Forty Under 40 Honoree

FirstPerson is pleased to announce that on February 8, 2019, Mark Minner, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, was recognized as a member of the IBJ 2019 40 Under 40 class. At age 28, Mark has earned a senior leadership role at FirstPerson by bringing an innovative approach to group

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Form 1095-C: Communicating to Employees

Although employees received the same form last year, they may still have questions. Is form 1095-C required when filing taxes? The good news for employees is that, like last year, the IRS will not require tax payers to submit a copy of form 1095-C when they file their taxes. Tax

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Radiology of Indiana Will Be Out-Of-Network Starting 1/1/19

Radiology of Indiana has informed Anthem that it will leave the network effective December 31, 2018. As such, it will no longer be an in-network provider for members beginning January 1, 2019. Radiology of Indiana has a contract to interpret images, such as MRIs, in hospitals operated by Franciscan Alliance

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ACA Reporting on Form 1095-C for 2018

Despite changes in the White House, ACA reporting on Forms 1094 and 1095 is here to stay. We encourage you to read our Reporting FAQs to re-acquaint yourself with the reporting process, if you haven’t done so already. The good news is that neither the forms themselves nor the codes

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New Proposed Rules Create Options for HRAs

On October 23, 2018 the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services issued proposed rules that would add flexibility to the way a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) may be used. If enacted, these rules would be effective for plans beginning on or after January 1, 2020. An HRA

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Trump Working to Remove Pre-Existing Condition Protection

In just a few months there is a mid-term election, and both sides of the aisle will be politicking and posturing for votes and—ultimately—control of Congress. One issue that has been part of the landscape since 2010 is Health Care Reform and the Affordable Care Act. In fact, Republicans successfully

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