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Darren Fogarty

American Health Care Act: What Won’t Change

Reading Time: 2 minutes The bills that make up the AHCA were primarily focused on what changes would be made to existing ACA rules. Here are some items that would not change under the proposal. PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS The ACA mandate prohibiting insurers from denying or charging more for coverage to patients with pre-existing conditions would be preserved. COVERAGE FOR …

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Wincline Announces New Additions to Rapidly Growing Team

Reading Time: 2 minutes New additions continue wincline’s big momentum Leading advisors in employee benefits hire experienced Client Executive and Compliance Officer. PHOENIX (March 21, 2017) – Wincline, an industry leading employee benefits brokerage and advisory firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Angela Forrest as Client Executive and Wyn Williams, Licensed Attorney, as Employee Benefits Advisor and …

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HR Toolkit – Terminations

Reading Time: 18 minutes INTRODUCTION Terminating an employee can be one of the most difficult parts of an HR professional’s job. Many HR professionals rush through the process in order to make it less painful; however, this is a big mistake. Having a termination process in place is just as important as creating a comprehensive onboarding program. Employers that …

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Update on the DOL Overtime Rule

Reading Time: 1 minute HOW DOES THE NEW OVERTIME RULE BY THE DOL AFFECT YOU? The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule is unlikely to come to fruition.  The rule—which was scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, 2016—was delayed by federal court injunction on Nov. 22, 2016. In December, the DOL filed for an expedited appeal of the …

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Applicable Dollar Amount Used to Determine PCORI Fee Adjusted to $2.26

Reading Time: 2 minutes HOW DOES THE NEW PCORI FEE ADJUSTMENT AFFECT YOUR BUSINESS? LEARN ABOUT THE NEW PCORI FEE AND WHAT IT COULD MEAN TO YOU. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued guidance that increases the applicable dollar amount used to determine the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee, for plan years that end on or after October 1, …

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House Republicans Legislation to Repeal and Replace the ACA

Reading Time: 2 minutes How does the new aCA Legislation affect you? On March 6, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee each released budget reconciliation bills. Update: On March 24, 2017, House Republicans pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA). It is unclear whether the bill might be rescheduled, and if …

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Wincline announces acquisition, appointments, and new office location

Reading Time: 2 minutes WINCLINE AQUIRES COMPANY AND OPENS UP SHOP IN NEW PHOENIX LOCATION Stop by and see the firm that seeks to change healthcare benefits for all companies. PHOENIX (Feb. 28, 2017) – Wincline, national leading provider of employee benefit services to middle and large market business, is excited to announce its recent acquisition of United Insurance Consultants, as well …

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Workplace Wellness Programs – ERISA, COBRA and HIPAA

Reading Time: 10 minutes LEARN ABOUT HOW HIPPA WORKS WITH WORKPLACE WELLNESS PROGRAMS A workplace wellness program may be subject to a number of different federal laws, depending on how the program is structured. An employer’s wellness program that provides medical care (for example, biometric screenings) is generally subject to ERISA, COBRA and the HIPAA privacy and security rules. These …

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February is Heart Month: Let’s Talk About Heart Disease

Reading Time: 3 minutes February is National Heart Month. To do our part for this important occasion, Wincline would like to help raise awareness about heart disease, particularly as it runs in families. Most families have at least one member who struggles to keep their heart healthy, and it’s important to know if these struggle are unique to one …

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Taxability of Wellness Program Rewards

Reading Time: 8 minutes HOW TAXABLE ARE WELLNESS PROGRAMS? Employer-sponsored wellness programs often incorporate rewards or incentives to encourage employees to participate. Because there are numerous legal requirements for wellness program design, employers sometimes overlook the federal tax implications of a program’s rewards. As a general rule, wellness incentives are subject to the same federal tax rules as any …

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