Bulletins

New Form I-9 effective January 22

Form I-9 is used by all employers to verify the identity and employment authorization of new employees working in the United States. A new revised fillable or paper form, published by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), must be used starting January 22, 2017.

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Blue KC announces new prescription drug updates

Blue KC will update its prescription drug plan designs for group members in Blue-Care (HMO), BlueSelect Plus (PPO), Preferred-Care (PPO) and Preferred-Care Blue (PPO) plans, effective March 1, 2017.

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Missouri minimum wage bumps to $7.70

Federal rate remains at $7.25; KCMO wage dispute unsettled

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IRS extends employer deadline for ACA forms

The IRS recently issued Notice 2016-70 granting employers and other coverage providers an additional month to deliver IRS Form 1095-B and Form 1095-C to employees and other covered individuals. Forms for the 2016 calendar year now are due March 2, 2017, rather than January 31. 

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Overtime rule on hold

Prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime regulations set to take effect December 1, 2016. The new rule would have raised the minimum salary level for administrative, professional and...

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Coventry announces prescription drug changes for 2017

Changes to affect small groups (2-99)

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Humana announces provider network change

Effective December 31, 2016, Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, and St. John’s Hospital, Leavenworth, Kansas, will be removed from Humana’s provider network for all Humana fully insured, level-funded and ASO plans. 

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Blue KC announces prescription drug updates

Blue KC will update its prescription drug plan designs for non-ACA Small Group (1-50) and Mid-Market (51-99) plans effective October 1, 2016, upon the group’s renewal.

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Transition reinsurance fee form available

Self-insured health plans must report member count by November 15

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EE0-1 filing deadline September 30

Employers with 100-plus employees subject to reporting

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