Bolton Health Insight: July 2021

By Bolton July 26th, 2021

Legal Update: PCORI Fees Due Aug. 2, 2021

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires health insurance issuers and self-insured plan sponsors to pay Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute fees (PCORI fees). The fees are reported and paid annually using IRS Form 720 (Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return). READ MORE

Compliance Reminder: Medicare Part D Notices Due Before Oct. 15, 2021

Plan sponsors must provide the annual Creditable Coverage disclosure notice to Medicare-eligible individuals before Oct. 15, 2021; the start date of the annual enrollment period for Medicare Part D. CMS has provided model disclosure notices for employers to use. READ MORE

Voluntary Benefits: Overview

As health care costs continue to rise, so has the demand for voluntary benefits. The pandemic has forced a re-ordering of benefits priorities for employers and employees. READ MORE

Live Well, Work Well: Understanding the Coronavirus Delta Variant

The United States is experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases, specifically in areas with low vaccination rates. A major reason for this spike is an emerging variant known as Delta. READ MORE

Please Note: The information contained in this letter is not legal advice and should not be relied upon or construed as legal advice. This letter is for general informational purposes only and does not purport to be complete or cover every situation. Please consult your own legal advisors to determine how these laws affect you.