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Employer Connection 

January 2018

 

In This Issue
HMAA Launches Employer-Sponsored Active&Fit Program
IRS Extends Due Date for Health Coverage Forms

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 Happy New Year!

We wish you, your employees and their families a happy and healthy 2018. Mahalo for being a part of the HMAA `ohana!

We are pleased to provide  the following updates, and encourage you to share this information with others in your company.  You may visit hmaa.com/notices to view previous notices.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact us.
 
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HMAA Launches Employer-Sponsored Active&Fit Program

We are pleased to announce HMAA has launched ouremployer-sponsored Active&Fit program! This program offers memberships to thousands of participating fitness centers nationwide such as 24 Hour Fitness, YMCA, and many others. Groups that provide HMAA medical coverage to their employees will be offered this benefit as a rider, with affordable monthly rates starting at $4.30 per employee and up to $13.33 per family.* Eligible members can pay a low annual fee of $100 to access more than 9,000 fitness centers! Alternatively, members who prefer to work out at home may pay an annual fee of $10 to receive up to two home fitness kits per year. This is a great way to enhance or begin a worksite wellness offering! Employers can also get creative with ways to supplement or reimburse the $100 annual fee for members who are active in the program.
 
HMAA medical plan members aged 18+ are eligible. Group plan administrators decide whether to offer this employee benefit to their covered employees only, or extend coverage to dependents. Certain exclusions apply. 
 
If you are interested in this employer-sponsored program, contact your HMAA Account Manager at (808) 791-7654, toll-free at (800) 621-6998 x301, or AccountManager@hmaa.com.
 
We also offer Active&Fit Direct at $25 per month plus a $25 enrollment fee and taxes. This program is not employer-sponsored and does not require the enrollee to be covered by an HMAA medical plan.
 
Monthly premium for the rider must be paid by the employer or health plan sponsor, and the Active&Fit member fee must be paid by the eligible participant. In the event of termination of the group's Active&Fit Program rider or the eligible participant's HMAA medical plan eligibility, the eligible participant will no longer receive the rider benefits after such termination date. Reinstating an Active&Fit membership thereafter requires payment of another $100 (or $10 for Home Fitness) annual fee. The employer shall be responsible for all coverage notifications to eligible participants.


 IRS Extends Due Date for Health Coverage Forms    
On December 22, the IRS announced it has extended the 2018 due date for certain entities to provide 2017 health coverage information forms to individuals.

Insurers, self-insuring employers, other coverage providers, and applicable large employers now have until  March 2, 2018 to provide Forms 1095-B or 1095-C to individuals. The original due date was January 31.

These entities must furnish statements to employees or covered individuals regarding the health care coverage offered to them. Individuals may use this information to determine whether they may claim the premium tax credit on their individual income tax returns. This 30-day extension is automatic and does not need to be requested. The due dates for filing 2017 information returns with the IRS are February 28 for paper filers and April 2 for electronic filers.
Individuals may not receive their Forms 1095-B or 1095-C by the time they are ready to file their 2017 individual income tax return. While information on these forms may assist in preparing a return, the forms are not required to file. Taxpayers can file their returns using other information about their health coverage and do not have to wait for Forms 1095-B or 1095-C to file.

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View the notice that will be inserted with your billing statement this month.
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If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact your HMAA Account Manager directly or at (808) 791-7654, toll-free at (800) 621-6998 x301, or Account Manager@hmaa.com.