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COBRA Continuation and Medicare

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The relationship between COBRA continuation and Medicare can often cause confusion. At times Medicare entitlement (enrollment) can trigger a need to offer COBRA, but at other times it can trigger a termination of COBRA coverage. We hope this article provides some clarification.
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Categories: Uncategorized, Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: Medicare , Medicare Entitlement , COBRA , Timing , Primary Payer , Secondary Payer , 18 months , 36 months
The deadline to file Form 5500s for 2019 calendar year plans is 7/31/2020. If you have missed a filing deadline, there are different consequences and remedies available to Employers/Plan Sponsors. Review the options available and potential penalty fees associated with each below.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: IRS , Form 5500 , Form 5558 , DFVCP , Delinquent Filers , Penalties

5500 Filing Season in Full Swing!

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July is a busy time of year for Form 5500 filings. All plans that are subject to ERISA and meet certain participation size requirements are required to file Form 5500 seven months after the end of the plan year. For calendar year plans (and short plan years ending 12/31), the deadline for either filing or requesting a filing extension is July 31st. Please read the full article to determine if you need to file and to learn more about filing requirements.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: Form 5500 , Form 5558 , IRS , ERISA

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