Keeping You Current
 September 2015 Monthly Newsletter
Annual renewal season is here and we are busy working with many of you to ensure that you have the best possible benefit programs to offer your employees. Please enjoy our September edition of Keeping You Current.          
  1. BDR in the News: Read our Press Release
  2. IRS Releases Draft 2015  Instructions for 6055/6056 Reporting
  3. Did You Know? The IRS Video Portal
  4. See you at the SAHRA Conference
  5. Welcome Marlene Cortez
  6. SEAC September Seminar: Navigating the Workers' Comp System
BDR in the News: BDR Partners with United Benefit Advisors   

Benefits Done Right is pleased to announce that we are a United Benefit Advisors partner firm. Read about UBA here and review the press release here.

As the newest Partner Firm of UBA, Benefits Done Right Insurance Agency joins a network of more than 130 employee benefits advisory firms that serve employers of all sizes across the United States, Canada, and Europe. UBA Partner Firms deliver ideas, expertise and best-in-class solutions that positively impact employers and make a real difference in the lives of their employees and families.


  
IRS Releases Draft 2015 Instructions for 6055/6056 Reporting

To go along with the draft forms they released in June, the IRS has now released the draft instructions for 6055/6056 reporting requirements as mandated by the ACA. The instructions are a significant update to the 2014 instructions and include needed clarifications.
 
We've posted an excellent article which provides an explanation of all the pertinent points on our site and we encourage all employers to review it. Click here to open it now. Please contact your Account Management team if you have any questions.
 
  
Did You Know: The IRS has a Video Portal

What, you don't want to spend time reading through the latest tax code to figure out what the IRS needs you to file to be compliant with ACA? Well, now you can watch your way to knowledge with the IRS's new video portal. We have a link to the portal on our website along with some other great resources on the Health Care Reform section of benefitsdoneright.com
  
See You at SAHRA! 
September 22-23, 2015
      
BDR is proudly supporting the upcoming Sacramento Area Human Resource Association Annual Conference to be held September 23, 2015 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Please visit us at booth #4 to say hello and enter to win a fantastic Spa gift basket. Visit  SAHRA for conference information.

 
Welcome Marlene Cortez - Client Services Specialist      
A new member of Team BDR            

Marlene Cortez joined the BDR Client Services team in July.

As a critical part of the internal team here, Marlene provides our clients support with enrollment changes, COBRA eligibility, claims, and access to care support.

A recent college graduate, Marlene is quickly becoming an expert resource for our team and yours! 
 
This Month at SEAC
Responding to Workplace Injuries: Tips and Secrets for Navigating the Workers' Compensation System
Wednesday, September 16 from 8am-10am    
        
When an employee gets hurt on the job, how an employer responds to the injury a nd the employee's workers' compensation claim can greatly impact the successful treatment of the employee and protection of the employer's interest in the workers' compensation process.

Please join the Sacramento Employer Advisory Council on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 for an informative breakfast seminar on navigating the workers compensation system. Employers will gain valuable insight on how to address employee workplace injuries, including steps to take when an injury occurs, reporting obligations and procedures, and effective strategies for managing insurance claims.

Attendees will also receive a "RisksNThreats Injury Best Practices Guide"
from our presenter, Tom Bone, that will provide information on how to select the most appropriate medical provider, ways to comply and execute best claims reporting practices to minimize legal risk, and a method to monitor the employee recovery progress and insurance company charges. Click here to register for the event or contact admin@saceac.com for more information.


Benefits Done Right Insurance Agency, Inc.
601 University Avenue, Suite 250 / Sacramento, CA  95825
800-482-1817 / 916-568-2345 / fax: 916-564-9228

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