State COBRA versus Federal COBRA: Which Matters Most?

State COBRA versus Federal COBRA: Which Matters Most?

State and federal laws can sometimes appear to conflict with each other.  For example, both federal laws and state laws set requirements for COBRA health insurance continuation. As a third-party administrator or HR pro, you may be wondering with laws are more...
Open Enrollment, Halloween and Problems That Refuse to Die

Open Enrollment, Halloween and Problems That Refuse to Die

When people start decorating their homes and businesses with fake spiderwebs, inflatable monsters and spooky light displays, HR pros and third-party administers may get a sick feeling in the pit of their stomach. It’s not because they’re afraid of Halloween. It’s...
ACA Reporting Requirements for COBRA Participants

ACA Reporting Requirements for COBRA Participants

Don’t forget about COBRA participants when fulfilling ACA reporting requirements. When completing Form 1095-C, employers must include employees who were offered COBRA during the year, and the right codes must be used. ACA reporting requirements are still in place....
Reduce Human Error with COBRA Certification Training

Reduce Human Error with COBRA Certification Training

The issue has been blamed on human error. How often do see those words? They come up in news stories about everything from plane crashes to medical disasters. Humans make mistakes. When it comes to COBRA, those mistakes can lead to costly fines. The good news is that...
COBRA Elections Come in Many Forms – Here’s What Counts

COBRA Elections Come in Many Forms – Here’s What Counts

Managing COBRA involves a lot of notices. If you don’t get these notices right, you can run into some serious compliance issues – and that can mean big fines. Not all notifications come from the employer, however. The employee, the employee’s spouse or the employee’s...
How to Vet Your Technology Partners

How to Vet Your Technology Partners

What headaches could the wrong tech partner cause your company? Missing data. Business interruption. Uninformed decisions. Angry people. The list goes on and on. Technology is at the heart of modern business. To avoid headaches, you need a strong technology partner....