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DMEC Accepting Presentation Proposals for 2015 Conferences

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DMEC is now accepting presentation proposals for our 2015 Employer Compliance and Annual conferences. This is your chance to elevate your standing in the IDAM community, publicize and gain recognition for your company’s achievements, enhance your credentials, plus share your … Continue reading

NEW FAQ REGARDING HEALTH PLAN IDENTIFIERS

The Health Plan Identifier (HPID) is a standard, unique health plan identifier required by the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the answer to a new frequently … Continue reading

Same-Sex Marriage Update

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The U.S. Supreme Court will not address the constitutionality of state laws prohibiting same-sex marriage.  The Court had been asked to review seven rulings from three federal circuit courts of appeals addressing same-sex marriage bans in five states.  ——– This … Continue reading

IRS RELEASES MORE GUIDANCE ON MEASUREMENT PERIODS

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IRS Notice 2014-49 describes a proposed approach to the application of the look-back measurement method, which may be used to determine if an employee is a full-time employee for purposes of health care reform.  The notice addresses situations in which … Continue reading

Final Regulations Expand Excepted Benefits

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The Internal Revenue Service, the Employee Benefits Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have issued final regulations that amend the prior regulations on excepted benefits.  The final regulations affect dental and vision plans and Employee Assistance … Continue reading