Updates and Resources
United Healthcare Expands Telehealth Options
Talk to a doctor from home Telehealth gives you access to health care providers from the comfort of your home. You can use digital audio-visual technologies, like FaceTime, Skype, Zoom or telehealth applications for your visit. We expanded access to telehealth to help you stay in your home and reduce exposure to the virus. If […]
FAQs for Section 125 Plan Changes Amid COVID19
Niels Christiansen has served as President and Owner of ABY Benefits, LLC, a DFW based TPA for the alphabet soup of the tax code, for more than 10 years. He graduated from Regis University in Denver, CO with a Master’s Degree in Operations Management and International Business, and in 2018, he completed his SPHR certification. […]
Family First Response Coronavirus Act Tax Credits (FFCRA): Paid Sick and Family Leave
Eligibility Business with fewer than 500 employees who are required to provide additional paid sick and family leave due to the FFCRA Leave Qualifications 1. Employee is under quarantine related to COVID-19 2. Employee has been advised to self-quarantine COVID-19 3. Employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 4. Employee is […]
Payroll Protection Program vs. Economic Injury Disaster Loan: What you need to know.
Legacy Benefits is happy to welcome contributions from John Payne of TJ Advisors. John is a Founding Partner of both TJ Advisors and the accounting firm Lovelace Payne. TJ Advisors LLC is a full service CPA firm founded in 2016 to provide assurance and advisory services in conjunction with tax services provided through our affiliated […]
BCBSTX Offers Special Enrollment Options
Special Enrollment Period BCBSTX are offering groups an optional special enrollment period from March 30 to April 30. This would apply to eligible employees and their dependents who previously declined coverage and now want to enroll, or currently enrolled employees who wish to add an eligible spouse or dependent to their existing coverage. Relaxed Minimum […]
CARES Act – Paycheck Protection Program – Interim Final Rule Published April 2, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program – Interim final rule published April 2, 2020 In an effort to release timely information, we would like to point out a few highlights from the Interim Final Rule published by the US Department of the Treasury Thursday evening. Clarification on proof of eligibility for sole proprietors and independent contractors The required […]
The CARES Act effect on HRAs, HSAs, and FSAs
From the folks a PeopleKeep: What is the CARES Act? The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), is a bill passed by the U.S. federal government on March 27, 2020. The purpose of the act is to address certain issues pertaining to the Coronavirus and the U.S. economy. The CARES Act has […]
UHC Opens Special Enrollment Period Until April 13
COVID-19: Updates on cost-sharing and Special Enrollment Period Member cost-sharing waived for COVID-19 through May 31 UnitedHealthcare is waiving member cost-sharing for the treatment of COVID-19 through May 31, 2020, for its fully insured commercial, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid plans. This builds on the company’s previously announced efforts to waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing and […]
BCBS Waives Member Cost Sharing COVID-19 Treatment
Health Care Service Corporation announced today it is waving member cost-sharing, including deductibles, copayments and coinsurance, related totreatment for covid-19. The waiver applies to costs associated with covid-19 treatment in network facilities and treatment for out-of-network emergencies. the new policy applies to all hcsc insurance group plans, individual and family plans, Medicare, Medicare Supplement, and […]
Metlife Freezes Rates for Groups Under 500 People
This just in from Metlife: Good Afternoon, At MetLife, our brokers and customers are our top priority. As such, we want to help our mutual small business customers who may be facing challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, early next week we will be notifying our group customers with fewer than […]
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