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The Pulse Newsletter – Winter 2017

Benefits and wellness news to inform, empower and inspire… Creative Benefits, Inc. publishes The Pulse quarterly for the benefit of employees covered by health insurance through their employers. Our hope is that we make health insurance easier to understand so that employees can make the most of their health insurance investment, while offering healthy tips…

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Labor Regulation

Suspension of DOL’s new Overtime Rules

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, a Federal Judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction, suspending the implementation of the new overtime rules for now.  The implications of this ruling are in favor of the employer as no immediate action is required today.  Looking ahead, employers should plan to examine the “why, how & when” to…

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IRS EXTENDS FILING DEADLINES FOR 2016 FILING While most transition relief for ACA compliance has expired, the IRS has granted employers additional time to file 1095-Cs and 1094-Cs.  As you recall, the IRS extended deadlines last year for the 2015 filings, but the 2016 filing dates are different.  The extended dates are: 1095-Cs provided to…

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The Presidential Election and the Affordable Care Act

Interesting times…. The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and its volumes of regulations have been the law of the land since 2010. Implementation was sometimes messy (the exchange websites), confusing (1095-C coding), and unreliable (late December extensions of filing deadlines). However, it is the law, and employers have spent billions of dollars to comply. While our clients continue to…

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The Pulse Newsletter – Fall 2016

Benefits and wellness news to inform, empower and inspire… Creative Benefits, Inc. publishes The Pulse quarterly for the benefit of employees covered by health insurance through their employers. Our hope is that we make health insurance easier to understand so that employees can make the most of their health insurance investment, while offering healthy tips…

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Health Care Reform Update

Below is a link to Creative Benefits’ September Health Care Reform Update, a periodic publication about various health care reform topics. This edition focuses on upcoming election and the impact each candidate will have the health care reform landscape, including Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. September Health Care Reform…

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CBI Cares: Serving Our Community

At Creative Benefits, Inc., we have always believed in the importance of giving back to organizations that strengthen our community and make the world a better place. Over the years we’ve supported many charitable organizations. In January of 2016, we decided to expand our philanthropic efforts by creating CBI Cares, a formal volunteering program. The…

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The Pulse Newsletter – Summer 2016

Benefits and wellness news to inform, empower and inspire… Creative Benefits, Inc. publishes The Pulse quarterly for the benefit of employees covered by health insurance through their employers. Our hope is that we make health insurance easier to understand so that employees can make the most of their health insurance investment, while offering healthy tips…

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Health Care Reform Update

Below is a link to Creative Benefits’ Summer Health Care Reform Update, a periodic publication about various health care reform topics. This edition focuses on important dates to note as we move through the summer into the fall. There is also a reminder to not let PCORI fees sneak up on you as well as…

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Health Care Reform Update

Below is a link to Creative Benefits’ May Health Care Reform Update, a periodic publication about various health care reform topics. This edition focuses on everything you need to know about 1094-C Transmittal Forms and e-Filing. There is a detailed how-to guide on filling out and submitting these forms to the right places. Also in…

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