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New SBC Template Generally Expected to Apply to Plan Years Beginning On or After April 1, 2017

A new Affordable Care Act (ACA) Implementation FAQ regarding the applicable date for using the new proposed summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) template and... Read More

IPS Advisors Adds Recovery Support Resources to Expanding Consulting Platform

IPS Advisors Adds Recovery Support Resources to Expanding Consulting Platform

IPS Advisors, a leader in employee benefits consulting and life insurance planning, today announced the launch of a new concierge-level service, Recovery Support Resources, designed to help families... Read More

Medicare Part D Notice Reminder

As a reminder, all employers who sponsor calendar-year group health plans must notify CMS (The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) by March 1 regarding their prescription drug coverage (being... Read More

Health and Welfare Plans: What To Watch In 2016

Employers in the process of beginning "to-dos" for their benefit plans may have little time to consider additional tasks that need to be completed starting in 2016.  However, as the year... Read More

CLIENT ALERT | Employee Communication Piece Explaining the New Tax Forms

As previously communicated, the IRS issued Notice 2016-4, extending the deadline for furnishing 2015 Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to covered employees. Applicable large employers, self-insured plans and... Read More

CLIENT ALERT | IRS Extends Filing Deadlines for Forms 1095-B and 1095-C

On December 28, the IRS issued Notice 2016-4, extending the deadline for furnishing 2015 Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to covered employees. Applicable large employers, self-insured plans and health insurers... Read More

Cadillac Tax Delayed Until 2020

As an early holiday gift to many employers, today Congress passed important legislation regarding the so-called "Cadillac tax" that was originally scheduled to go into effect in 2018. Under... Read More

Year End Housekeeping Reminders for Qualified Retirement Plans

The end of the year is a great time to look at your company's qualified retirement plan and review plan operations, documents, bonding, and start pulling together a file for annual plan testing... Read More

IPS Advisors Launches Individual Health Coverage Web Portal

Dallas, Texas, November 19, 2015 -- IPS Advisors, an independent brokerage and benefits consulting firm, is pleased to announce the availability of a new online portal for clients needing to shop for... Read More

Elimination Of Health Plan Auto-Enrollment Requirement

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, signed by President Obama on Monday, includes a provision that repeals the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") auto-enrollment requirement that would have otherwise... Read More