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ACA Reporting on Form 1095-C for 2017

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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ACA Update: The IRS Issues Guidance on Enforcement of ACA Penalties

Last year the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the IRS took the first step in enforcing the Employer Shared Responsibility Penalty (ESRP) when the Health Insurance Marketplace issued letters to employers informing them of employees who received subsidies on the Marketplace. HHS then reported this information, and

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ACA Update: Making Sense of Recent Executive Actions

President Trump’s highly publicized campaign promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been met with numerous Congressional roadblocks, the cumulative effect of which has taken repeal and replace off the table in the 2017 legislative session. For that reason, the Administration has looked to regulatory and

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Our Connectedness Could Help Lure HQ2 | Indiana Business Journal

The Cultural Trail of Indianapolis is not only an example of how we are physically connected, but also how the community has historically linked ideas with visionary people for amazon results. Bryan Brenner shares more on why this sets Indianapolis apart from the competition in the race for Amazon’s second

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Anthem ER Program Effective January 1

Anthem is working to slow the effects of rising healthcare costs directly impacting employers and members. Effective January 1, 2018, non-emergency services will not be covered when treated in an emergency room (ER), if more appropriate settings are available. The claim will be reviewed by one of Anthem’s medical directors

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The 2017 Flu Shot Tool Kit is Available Now!

There may still be six weeks left of summer, but there’s something that should be on everyone’s mind, and it’s not the beginning of school. It’s time to start preparing for flu season. Each year 5-20% of Americans get the flu, resulting in 75 million missed work days. Make sure

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FirstPerson’s Katy Stowers Named to Most Influential Women List

INDIANAPOLIS (July 6, 2017) – FirstPerson Managing Director and General Counsel Katy Stowers has been named one of 2017’s Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising. The national honor from Employee Benefit Adviser puts Stowers in a select group of 30 women working in the largely male-dominated profession. She and the

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Senate Delays Healthcare Vote

On Tuesday, June 28 the Senate delayed the vote on their revised healthcare plan (Better Care Reconciliation Act) until after July 4. While waiting for the votes to come in, the Affordable Care Act continues to teeter in the hands of supporters and opponents alike, giving way to an equal

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The American Health Care Act Moves On to the Senate

The opponents of the ACA scored the political equivalent of a first down on Thursday when the House of Representatives passed an amended version of the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”). This highly publicized and politically charged legislation is the proposed first step to repealing and replacing the ACA. At

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The American Health Care Act: What It Might Mean for Employers

On Monday, March 6, the House of Representatives released the details of the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”)— the proposed first step to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Since that time, the AHCA has been the subject of news media reports, press conferences, and political debate, both

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FirstPerson Named Top 100 Best Places to Work in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (February 28, 2017) – FirstPerson is named as a Best Place to Work in Indiana for 2017, making it their seventh time on the list. The company’s tenacious approach to provide their employees with an invigorating and effective workplace, and their people-centered mission is what drives their growth and

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