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It's lonely in HR. Never fear! Benetech's team of seasoned experts provides the wisdom, technology insights, and healthcare regulatory updates that keep under-staffed and over-tasked HR departments informed, in compliance, and running lean!

Mary Lou F.

Mary Lou is the Director of Communications and Marketing at Benetech, and an Affordable Care Act Master. She's Benetech's go-to guru when we need the "technical" broken down Barney style!

By: Mary Lou F.

April 12th, 2019

Can an Employer Delay Designating FMLA Leave to Extend an Employee's Benefit?

Compliance & Auditing

Today's Q&A covers a common question surrounding FMLA designation. At times employers choose to deliver generous leave benefits that extend beyond those mandated by FMLA (i.e. beyond 12 weeks). But does that mean that the protections of FMLA are extended as well?

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By: Mary Lou F.

September 13th, 2014

Benetech Integrates SaaShr Solutions with Employer Benefits Portal

Company News

Benetech is proud to announce our partnership with SaaShr! SaaShr, A Kronos Company, announced a partnership with Benetech, Inc., a New York-based multi-process services company offering employee benefit solutions and compliance and auditing services. The partnership allows Benetech to integrate SaaShr’s payroll, HR, and time and attendance software into its eBenefits Resource™ benefits portal to offer an end-to-end integrated HR software tool and workforce management solutions to its customers. See the news story here.

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By: Mary Lou F.

August 26th, 2014

IRS FORMS FOR AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) REPORTING

Compliance & Auditing

We're working tirelessly to keep you up to date on all of the latest and greatest information surrounding the Affordable Care Act, without burdening you with the minutia. No one expects you to read the 3000+ pages of legislation, but that won't stop the IRS from levying fines! We got your back. On July 24, the IRS released drafts of the forms employers will use for reporting under Code Sections 6055 and 6056. Draft instructions are expected to be posted to IRS.gov later in August.

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By: Mary Lou F.

August 22nd, 2014

Mid-Year ACA Review: For Your Best Pay or Play Solution

Compliance & Auditing

We've got more updates for you on the Affordable Care Act! A lot of information has come through piecemeal, but we've taken the time to compile some of the most recent updates all employers need to be aware of so you can determine the best pay or play solution for your business. To round out the first half of the year, here are some changes you may have missed. 

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3 Most Common Mistake Employers Make When Offering Benefits

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.

By: Mary Lou F.

August 18th, 2014

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) – IN CASE YOU MISSED IT – UPDATES FROM MARCH & APRIL

Compliance & Auditing

March and April were busy months for changes to health care reform. As promised, we're keeping you abreast of the relavent updates in the Affordable Care Act. Here are the highlights we found pertinent to you all! March March 5-The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published rules establishing the cost-sharing limits for health plans for 2015. The annual deductible for a health plan in the small group market for 2015 may not exceed $2,050 for self-only coverage and $4,100 for family coverage. The out-of-pocket maximum cannot exceed $6,600 for self-only coverage and $13,200 for family coverage. The full account of Benefit and Payment Parameters are found here. …

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By: Mary Lou F.

July 31st, 2014

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) – 2014 MID-YEAR REVIEW – JANUARY & FEBRUARY

Compliance & Auditing

With half of 2014 over, it is a good time to review some of the many changes in healthcare reform that have occurred.

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By: Mary Lou F.

July 17th, 2014

ACA PAY OR PLAY – WHAT JULY 1, 2014 MEANS TO YOU

If you’ve been waiting for the IRS to make any additional changes or release more information before putting a health care reform strategy into place, you may want to rethink your approach.

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By: Mary Lou F.

June 5th, 2014

Employer Health Care Arrangements - $36,500 Per Employee Per Year Penalty

Compliance & Auditing

While you may think you’re safe from one of the $2,000 or $3,000 Pay or Play penalties, you might be positioned for an even greater penalty – to the tune of $36,500 per employee, per year – if you offer reimbursement plans instead of coverage.

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Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.

Before you leave...

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.