PCORI Fee Rises to $2.17

2016-01-19T08:15:46+00:00

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just announced that the fee that supports the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will increase from $2.08 to $2.17 per covered life, an increase of 4.3%. The increase will apply to health plan years that end on or after Oct. 1, 2015 and before Oct. 1, 2016. Under the [...]

PCORI Fee Rises to $2.172016-01-19T08:15:46+00:00

Don’t Let Confusion & Inactivity Hurt YOUR Health Plan

2015-10-28T16:57:10+00:00

These days change and added regulations are happening at a rapid pace and at Diversified Group, we’re here to help our client employers avoid confusion. That being said, here are a few words of advice we can give that may help you… Don’t Tolerate a Sky-High Renewal – Planning can come to a halt when [...]

Don’t Let Confusion & Inactivity Hurt YOUR Health Plan2015-10-28T16:57:10+00:00

In 2016, the Penalty For Being Uninsured Will Rise…

2015-10-20T16:58:14+00:00

"A health law fine on the uninsured will more than double" Article is by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press, from wfsb.com Washington (AP) - The math is harsh: The federal penalty for having no health insurance is set to jump to $695, and the Obama administration is being urged to highlight that cold fact in its [...]

In 2016, the Penalty For Being Uninsured Will Rise…2015-10-20T16:58:14+00:00

Health Care Reform Update

2015-06-26T14:32:58+00:00

Supreme Court Upholds Health Law Subsidies In a decision rendered earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that contested language in the Affordable Care Act allows the administration to offer premium subsidies in the form of tax credits to people in all states. This includes states that have not launched their own exchange. Since tax [...]

Health Care Reform Update2015-06-26T14:32:58+00:00

Concerned About ACA Reporting Requirements?

2015-06-15T13:52:56+00:00


Client educational seminar covers Sections 6055/6056 reporting requirements and the Cadillac Tax. On June 17th, Diversified Group will be hosting a client seminar, entitled What Every Employer Should Know about Their ACA 6055 & 6056 Reporting Requirements. Companies who have yet to establish their reporting strategies should use this seminar to get a clear picture [...]

Concerned About ACA Reporting Requirements?2015-06-15T13:52:56+00:00

Is Your Employee Benefits Plan Subject to the ‘Cadillac Tax’?

2015-06-10T21:57:14+00:00

Taking ownership of 6055 & 6056 reporting requirements under ACA. If you offer your employees a generous health care plan, you could be subject to the ‘Cadillac Tax’. Even if your plan only meets minimum essential coverage requirements, you still must file reports to the IRS detailing the coverage you provide, and to whom – [...]

Is Your Employee Benefits Plan Subject to the ‘Cadillac Tax’?2015-06-10T21:57:14+00:00

30,000 Could Lose Coverage or Subsidies as Exchange Addresses Income, Immigration Discrepencies

2015-03-13T18:36:17+00:00

Article is from Arielle Levin Becker, as seen in the CT Mirror As many as 30,000 customers of the state’s health insurance exchange could lose their coverage or see a drop in the subsidies used to discount their premiums next month because they did not submit information needed to verify their eligibility, acting exchange CEO [...]

30,000 Could Lose Coverage or Subsidies as Exchange Addresses Income, Immigration Discrepencies2015-03-13T18:36:17+00:00

Brooks Goodison Comments on Private Exchanges in Self Insurer Magazine

2015-03-13T18:21:57+00:00

In the June issue of Self Insurer magazine, Brooks Goodison, President of Diversified Group, was asked to weigh in on the recent buzz surrounding private exchanges. His observations provide an opposing viewpoint and insight from a third party administrator (TPA) dedicated to helping client groups identify and attack the real causes of spiraling health care [...]

Brooks Goodison Comments on Private Exchanges in Self Insurer Magazine2015-03-13T18:21:57+00:00

News on the New Proposed Healthcare Tax/Assessment in Connecticut (SB21)

2015-03-13T18:02:26+00:00

Article is from theCT mirror | April 29, 2014 | by: Arielle Levin Becker Business groups question Malloy health reform funding plan Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to hire nine workers to help develop a state-level health reform initiative isn’t, in itself, especially controversial. But the way the governor wants to pay for it -- [...]

News on the New Proposed Healthcare Tax/Assessment in Connecticut (SB21)2015-03-13T18:02:26+00:00

DG Compliance Alert – Health Care Reform Update

2015-03-13T17:49:51+00:00

February 26, 2014 - Diversified Group Compliance Update IMPORTANT: FINAL REGULATION FOR EMPLOYER SHARED RESPONSIBILITY (PLAY OR PAY) RELEASED  Good Afternoon, On February 9, 2014, the Treasury Department and IRS issued final regulations on PPACA Employer Shared Responsibility (Play or Pay). The final rules provide some transitional relief that will come as welcome news to [...]

DG Compliance Alert – Health Care Reform Update2015-03-13T17:49:51+00:00