To go along with the draft forms they released in June, the IRS has now released the draft instructions for 6055/6056 reporting requirements as mandated by the ACA. The instructions are a significant update to the 2014 instructions and include needed clarifications.

All employers should read this attached article which provides an explanation on all the pertinent points. Of course, contact me or anyone on your BDR Account Management team if we... Read More

By Eli Makus
Ellis Buehler Makus LLP

On July 1, employees begin accruing and using their paid sick leave entitlements under California’s new paid sick leave law, the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Family Act of 2014. Is your organization ready? Let’s review the past, present and future of this new paid sick leave regime to make sure you and your employees are ready for July 1.

The Past...

Here’s what employers have been working on since January 1 (or... Read More

New IRS ACA related filing requirements are definitely top of mind for many clients at the moment. The purpose of the new reporting requirements under the ACA is intended to promote transparency, but it can be confusing. Sections 6055 and 6056 layout the IRS instructions and requirements for companies to report about their health insurance plans. Filing will be required starting in 2016 on 2015 plan year offerings. That actual reporting will... Read More

I am so honored that Benefits Done Right was again honored as one of Sacramento’s Healthiest Employers by the Sacramento Business Journal. While we didn’t win the top spot for businesses under 100, we are inspired and thankful to be included in such great company. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!

As a lifelong advocate of good health, the wellness of our team is always top of mind. I encourage and enable them in all aspects of... Read More

The recent contract renewal negotiations between Sutter Health and Blue Shield are alarming for everyone. There are nearly 300,000 Blue Shield members who will be affected in Northern California alone. I anticipate that the two parties will come to an agreement soon.

Employers are feeling the pressure to rewrite their plans and leave Blue Shield to provide the continuity of care for their employees. Employees feel uneasy too, especially after... Read More

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