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GSRMA’s 12th Annual Training Conference

GSRMA’s 12th Annual Training Conference

We are holding our 12th annual training conference on October 20th - 21st at Rolling Hills Resort in Corning. Like our previous conferences, great speakers will present relevant subject matter in an entertaining manner. And this year we are expanding the...Read More

Aug 2016 10 | Posted by liz.smith

GSRMA: The Healthcare Alternative

Many California public entities that provide their employees health insurance coverage through CalPERS suffered large increases – some as high as 21% - in their medical insurance rates last year. This was not the case for those in the GSRMA Small Group Health Program. The GSRMA Small Group Health...Read More

Mar 2016 31 | Posted by liz.smith

When and How to File Taxes Without a 1095-B or 1095-C Form

The Affordable Care Act requires most individuals to obtain minimum health coverage or pay a penalty, with some exceptions. The penalty for not having coverage will be assessed for the 2015 tax year. 

The IRS has clarified that individuals do not have to delay filing their 2015 income tax returns...Read More

Feb 2016 08 | Posted by liz.smith

Affordable Care Act Reporting for Under 50 Employees

Overview

The ACA created two new reporting requirements for calendar year 2015 to be reported in 2016. The reports are the Minimum Essential Coverage report (also known as MEC, the 6055 report or the 1094B and 1095B “B series” reports) and the Applicable Large Employer report (also known as ALE,...Read More

Jan 2016 27 | Posted by liz.smith

Affordable Care Act Reporting for Over 50 Employees

Overview

The ACA created two new reporting requirements for calendar year 2015 to be reported in 2016.This will be an annual requirement with data from the prior year being reported to the IRS and individuals in the first quarter of each year. The reports are the Minimum Essential Coverage report...Read More

Jan 2016 27 | Posted by liz.smith

Are You Ready for Flu Season?

According to flu.gov, nearly 111 million workdays are lost due to the flu each year, costing employers approximately $7 billion per year in sick days and lost productivity. The flu season can begin as early as October and last until May. Influenza costs businesses an additional $10.4 billion in...Read More

Jan 2016 14 | Posted by liz.smith

Covered California - Subsidy Eligibility Information Due 9/30/2015

In the past few weeks Covered California sent out a letter notifying their members that they must give their consent to Covered California to verify their income and family size to determine their subsidy eligibility for their health plan in 2016. If you have employees that you know are members of...Read More

Sep 2015 11 | Posted by naomi.whatley

Health Care Reform Survival Guide For Employees

What you will find in this guide:

1.   What is Healthcare Reform?

2.   What is individual mandate?

3.    What is the tax penalty for an individual not obtaining Minimum Essential Coverage?

4.   What does healthcare reform mean for my employer?

5.   What is considered affordable coverage?

6....Read More

Sep 2014 17 | Posted by naomi.whatley

Health Care Reform Survival Guide For Employers

What you will find in this guide.

1. Plan Benefits
2. Plan Administration
3. Plan Finances and Taxes
4. Pay or Play
5. Communications
6. Participant Issues

Download here

Sep 2014 17 | Posted by naomi.whatley

Domestic partnership rules through CSAC-EIA health plans

Q.  Does CSAC allow for domestic partners?  If yes what are the requirements. 

A.  The plan permits either the “Standard AB25 law” domestic partner rules, or “extended version of the law that will cover all domestic partners including opposite-sex partners”.  The group may choose either version...Read More

Sep 2014 08 | Posted by naomi.whatley

Medicare-Who Pays First?

Q.  We have an employee on our insurance and Medicare; however, he informed me that Medicare does not pay on any of their claims. Medicare told this employee that they will not because he is employed. Is that true? If yes, why is it mandatory that he purchase insurance that does not pay on claims?...Read More

Sep 2013 08 | Posted by naomi.whatley