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Employers Not Prepared for New Jersey Reporting Requirements Face Legal Risk

FEBRUARY 12, 2020 UPDATE! When friends talk about health policy problems, sometimes solutions tend to happen! To respond to the needs of affected employers, the State of New Jersey updated its guidance and reporting methodology on February 11, 2020.  The state is still requiring all affected applicable large employers, carriers and self-funded plans to submit [...]

Top Ten “True” Health Plan Compliance Cliches

Here at the Friends…With HEALTH Benefits Blog, we love to make checklists and we talk about strategic planning a whole lot. We also love to discuss how brokers can provide greater client value by assisting with health plan compliance obligations.  So, with the New Year on the horizon, we thought we’d share a list of [...]

ERISA Disclosures for Health Plans – Is There A Better Way?

This week we are talking about disclosures mandated by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and its related amendments.  Or, what normal people call the paper that comes with your health insurance policy.   Disclosures keep coming up because we are in the thick of open enrollment season when many notices are [...]

Open Enrollment for Brokers – The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

Open Enrollment for Brokers – The Most Wonderful Time of The Year*   Congratulations friends, we're halfway through the fourth quarter and right in the thick of that joyful time known as open enrollment season! Here at the Friends...With HEALTH Benefits Blog, we’ve been discussing five ways open enrollment reminds us of the upcoming holidays: [...]