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Feb 29th is Medicare D Deadline for Calendar-year Plans to Notify CMS Online

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By February 29th employers who sponsor calendar-year group health plans must go online and notify the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) whether their health plan prescription drug coverage for the current year is “creditable” or “non-creditable” coverage with Medicare Part D.

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Feb 29 Deadline to Report 2015 HIPAA Breaches

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By   1 day ago

Employer group health plans that had a breach of unsecured protected health information (PHI) involving fewer than 500 individuals must report such breaches to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources (HHS) annually within 60 days following the end of the year. This means that HIPAA breaches discovered in 2015 must be reported no later than February 29, 2016.

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1095-C/1094-C: Important Info for Employers who will File Their Own Electronically

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By   3 weeks ago

This article contains information you need to know if: You were an applicable large employer” (ALE) in 2015 (i.e., you had on average at least 50 full-time employees or full-time equivalents in 2014), and You plan to file your own 1094C/1095Cs electronically, rather than hire a third-party transmitter to file on your behalf. If you […]

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IRS Notice 2015-87: Important Guidance on Various ACA Provisions

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By   4 weeks ago

On Dec. 16, 2015 the IRS issued Notice 2015-87, which provides lengthy and complex guidance on how various provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) apply to employer-provided health coverage.

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W-2 Reporting on the Cost of Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage

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By   1 month ago

This is Leavitt’s annual update of the PPACA requirement that “large” employers must report the total cost of employer-sponsored group health coverage on employees’ W-2s. The matrix details which expenses must be reported, which are optional, and which are not reported. There are no changes to the law or regulations since last year. W-2 forms are due by February 1, 2016, since January 31 is a Sunday.

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Preparing for the Cadillac Tax

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By   1 month ago

This article was updated December 31, 2015, to reflect the 2-year delay in the effective date of the Cadillac tax, per the Omnibus Act, 2016.  See our Dec. 21 article at https://news.leavitt.com/health-care-reform/cadillac-tax-delayed-to-2020/ . Overview of the Cadillac Tax Beginning in 2020, if the total cost of “applicable employer-sponsored coverage” provided to an employee exceeds a […]

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2016 Q1 DEADLINES and REMINDERS for Group Health Plans: Updated!

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By   1 month ago

This is Leavitt’s Quarterly Update of Deadlines and Reminders in the upcoming quarter. This is for first quarter of 2016.

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IRS Health Care Tax Tip 2015-85: Eight Facts for ALEs on Info Reporting

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By   1 month ago

IRS Health Care Tax Tip 2015-85: Eight Facts for ALEs on Info Reporting

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Super Bowl by the Numbers – 2016 Edition

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By   7 days ago

On Sunday, February 7, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will face off in Super Bowl 50, the game that will determine the top team for the 2015 NFL season. Carolina comes into the championship with a league-best 15-1 record, while Denver won 12 and lost 4 during the 2015 regular season. Whether you’re a […]

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This Might Shock You

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By   1 week ago

At first glance you’re going to think this video is all about the dangers of texting and driving. But it’s not. It’s actually about a totally different kind of danger. Do you know how to stay safe if your vehicle comes into contact with power lines? Neither did we, but now we do, thanks to […]

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Understanding the Science of Weight Loss

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By   2 weeks ago

Improving health and losing weight are among the most common resolutions people make each year. Despite the good intentions, many of these resolutions are abandoned within the first few weeks of a new year. The struggle to maintain a more healthy lifestyle is real, but having solid information at your fingertips might help make things […]

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Common Coverage Gaps

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By   2 weeks ago

Even the most careful people sometimes have coverage gaps in their auto insurance that could put themselves, their family, and their belongings in danger. Here are some common coverage gaps to be aware of.

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Choosing Between Debit and Credit

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By   3 weeks ago

Credit or debit? This is the decision a consumer faces each time they open their wallet to make a purchase. Some consumers may choose to strictly use debit for financial management reasons. Others may use credit to reap the rewards offered by many card companies. However, there is another layer to the difference between these […]

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Facts You May Not Know about the “I Have a Dream” Speech

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By   3 weeks ago

Do you know the real story behind Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech? Here are a few bits of information you may not be familiar with. The speech took place at a peaceful demonstration called the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” The event was held on August 28, 1963. King wasn’t […]

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Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Preventative Exams

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By   4 weeks ago

Preventative exams coupled with healthy behaviors can help ensure good health.

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Tornado Safety

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By   1 month ago

In the United States, tornadoes can happen during any month of the year, though they are much more prevalent between the months of March and June. Tornado safety is mostly a matter of planning ahead and then finding the best possible shelter, whether you’re at home, at school or work, or somewhere else. Alerts Everyone should understand […]

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Mulholland Insurance and MCV Insurance Producers Merge with Leavitt Group

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By   1 day ago

Leavitt United Insurance Services, a Leavitt Group affiliate, is pleased to announce that Mulholland Insurance and MCV Insurance Producers have merged operations with their agency.

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Dixie Leavitt Awarded the “Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement”

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By   5 days ago

The Cedar City Area Chamber of Commerce awarded Dixie Leavitt, founder of Leavitt Group, the “Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement” at the 65th Annual Best of Cedar City Awards on January 20, 2016.

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Deana Doyle Joins Leavitt Group in Central California

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By   3 weeks ago

Leavitt Central Coast Insurance Services is pleased to announce that Deana Doyle has joined the agency as a personal Agent.

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Leavitt Group Benefits Services of Boise Welcomes Shane Robertson

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By   4 weeks ago

Leavitt Group Benefits Services of Boise is pleased to welcome Shane Robertson to their employee group benefits team.

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DataSmart Solutions Named a Top Data Integration Company in the Nation

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By   1 month ago

CIO Review Magazine recently named DataSmart Solutions one of the “Top 20 Most Promising Data Integration Solution Providers of 2015” for their work in reducing health care costs through predictive analytics.

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TLB Affiliates with Leavitt Group

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By   2 months ago

Leavitt Group is pleased to announce that TLB has affiliated with Leavitt United Insurance Services, of which TLB will now be a subsidiary.

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Pat Greany Awarded PIA Agent of the Year in Montana

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By   3 months ago

Pat Greany, co-owner of Leavitt Great West Insurance Services, was recently awarded “Agent of the Year” by the Montana Professional Insurance Agents (PIA), an affiliate chapter of the national insurance trade association.

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Leavitt Central Coast Welcomes Jennifer Spiller

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By   3 months ago

Leavitt Central Coast Insurance Services is pleased to announce that Jennifer Spiller has joined the agency as a commercial insurance agent. Spiller specializes in insurance for the golf, hospitality, and restaurant industries, offering solutions that protect their assets.

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Saving Money on Your Insurance the Right Way

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By   2 weeks ago

There are smart ways to save while also ensuring your assets are properly protected.

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Keeping Employees Safe with Personal Protective Equipment

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By   1 month ago

Learn how to keep yourself and your employees safe on the job through personal protective equipment.

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Gratitude – A Powerful Workplace Motivator

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By   3 months ago

Appreciation is a powerful motivator, particularly in the workplace. Employees who feel appreciated by their employers are more likely to put forth their best effort at work.

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Stress-free and Safe Holiday Travel

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By   3 months ago

With the holiday season fast approaching, many Americans are gearing up for travel. The last thing anyone wants to deal with during the holidays is travel delays, so take some time now to prepare for some of the unknowns. While some delays are unavoidable, a few advanced preparations can make a huge difference in making it through these obstacles so you can enjoy the holidays.

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Prepare Your Business for Winter Weather

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By   4 months ago

The effects of cold weather and winter storms are a leading cause of business interruption.

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Improve Your Benefit Plan Communications

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By   5 months ago

By improving your benefit plan communication strategy, you can ensure employees understand what is available and ultimately increase smart utilization of benefits you are offering.

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Preparing for an Evacuation

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By   7 months ago

Evacuations are actually more common than we realize. The amount of time you have to prepare before an evacuation depends on the hazard.

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Fire Risk: Are you taking the right steps to protect your business?

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By   8 months ago

Each year thousands of nonresidential fires occur, leaving employees injured, businesses interrupted, and billions of dollars in property damage.

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