November 1, 2023
IRS Reporting in 2024
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance in February relating to new reporting requirements in 2024. These new rules contain significant changes that employers must be ready for heading into the new year.
October 26, 2023
Protecting Customer Data: Don’t Trade Security for Convenience
Brokers can go a long way toward protecting customer data by teaming up with a general agency that provides secure enrollment and submission technology.
October 6, 2023
Medical Loss Ratio Rebates
Insurance carriers are required, under the Affordable Care Act, to spend certain percentages of the premium amounts received on medical care and quality improvement. If the carrier fails to do so, they must rebate the difference to policyholders, as well as send notification letters to those enrolled in the plan(s).
September 29, 2023
6 Ways to Ensure You’re Prepared for Busy Season
As a full-service health insurance broker entering Q4, maximizing your agency’s potential is crucial. With the busy season on the horizon, preparation is key.
September 19, 2023
The Power of LinkedIn for Insurance Brokers: Why and How to Build Your Business Network
In an increasingly digital world, LinkedIn has become the de facto digital Rolodex for businesses and professionals. Insurance brokers are no exception.
August 29, 2023
Affordability Safe Harbor
Beginning January 1, 2024, the new affordability percentage for employer-sponsored coverage will be reduced to 8.39% of the employee’s household income.
June 21, 2023
Revised Form 720
The IRS has released a revised Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return, the proper method to file and report PCORI fees.
June 13, 2023
2023 PCORI Fee Filing
What is a PCORI Fee? Also known as the Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee (CERF), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Fee (PCORI) is one of many different fees that go towards the funding of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
June 6, 2023
Guide to Mastering Social Media for Insurance Brokers
Social media marketing seems so easy on one hand and yet so difficult on the other. It can even be intimidating to some degree. Many brokers make social media part of the overall marketing strategy, yet fail to achieve a decent return on investment. It doesn't have to be that way.
May 31, 2023
2024 Limits Announced for Health Savings Accounts (HSA), High Deductible Health Plans, and Excepted Benefit HRAs
On May 16, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service released updates to the maximum annual 2024 contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) under high deductible health plans (HDHPs).
May 16, 2023
Be a Hero by Introducing Clients to More Non-Med Benefits
Employers in many industries are still struggling to fill open positions. Meanwhile, workers are struggling to make ends meet amidst inflation and wage stagnation. Both groups can feel like they are doing everything they can but not making any headway. You can be a hero by introducing them to more non-medical benefits.
May 10, 2023
Congratulations, David Mordo, for Winning the NJ Lifetime Achievement Award
Congratulations to David Mordo, BenefitMall Compliance Analyst, for winning the NJ Lifetime Achievement Award. He was honored on Tuesday morning at the NJ-NABIP state convention.