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Healthiest Employers of Indiana to Be Announced at Sept. 30 Event

Paylocity and SIHO join Springbuk and First Person as co-presenting sponsors Updated September 10, 2021 – Event to be postponed. Learn more here. First Person Advisors, a subsidiary of NFP, and Springbuk are pleased to announce the co-presenting sponsors for the 2021 Healthiest Employers® of Indiana Awards Program are Paylocity

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First Person Named a Top Workplace in Central Indiana

First Person Advisors, a subsidiary of NFP, has been named a Top Workplace for 2021 by the Indianapolis Star. It is one of only 89 companies and organizations in Central Indiana to make the list. Top Workplaces are selected based on employee feedback on the Energage Workplace Survey. The research-backed

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First Person Benefits Firm Acquired by Global Leader NFP

Indianapolis-based employee benefits brokerage firm First Person has been acquired by New York City-based NFP, the fifth-largest benefits broker in the world based on revenue. The financial terms of the deal will not be disclosed. NFP has hired all 53 First Person employees, who will continue to serve clients under

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Legal Update: Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Settlement

On February 11, we shared details about a tentative settlement by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in a pending class action antitrust lawsuit. The lawsuit alleged that insurance companies in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (“BCBSA”) entered into agreements not to compete with each other for business, in

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Settlement Pending

As has been widely reported, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has reached a tentative settlement in a pending class action lawsuit. The lawsuit was initiated in federal district court in 2013. It alleged that insurance companies in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (“BCBSA”) entered into agreements not to

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First Person, HealthJoy Partner to Bring Mobile Benefits App to Hoosiers

Goal is healthier, more satisfied employees and lower healthcare costs for employers Indianapolis benefits and compensation advisory firm First Person Advisors announces a partnership with HealthJoy, a benefits experience platform, to help Indiana employers maximize the value of their benefits package, reclaim their HR team’s time so they can focus on

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Form 1095-C Update: Notice 2020-76

Last week the IRS published Notice 2020-76 announcing an extension of the impending January distribution due dates of IRS Forms 1095-B and 1095-C required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This relief is the same extension employers have received in previous years. What is the impact of Notice 2020-76? The

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President Issues Executive Memo Addressing Payroll Tax Relief

In a highly publicized press conference on Saturday, August 8, President Trump announced the issuance of an Executive Memorandum addressing payroll tax relief in light of the ongoing pandemic. The Memo directs the Treasury Secretary to defer employers’ withholding, deposit and payment of Social Security and Medicare taxes from qualifying

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of LGBTQ+ Employment Practices

On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that employers may not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment. This decision affects all employers with 15 or more employees. The decision was a response to three separate cases, all of which were about

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FirstPerson and Community Health Network Create New Partnership

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — FirstPerson and Community Health Network recently announced a partnership to create an innovative and modern approach to caring for caregivers. With the partnership comes the placement of Michelle Mahaffey as EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer as a member of the Executive Committee at Community Health Network. Michelle

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The PCOR Fee Filing Deadline is July 31, 2020

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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