NCWWC Quarterly Worksite Wellness Forum
Next forum will take place Thursday, September 26 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Northern California Worksite Wellness Coalition (NCWWC)'s quarterly Worksite Wellness Forum takes place this month, and you're invited. Join the conversation, meet other like-minded professionals, and share best practices in worksite wellness. The forum's main topic will be:Navigating Healthcare Reform: Your Wellness Program & The Affordable Care Act
To register for the NCWWC's Worksite Wellness Forum and for more information, visit the event link on our calendar. Sign up today; space is limited!
IRS Issues Final Rule on Individual Mandate
Requires most individuals to have coverage in 2014 or pay a penalty
The IRS has issued their final ruling regarding the individual mandate portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and our Individual Account Manager Cory Harris has blogged about the agency's decision and how it will affect individuals. Click here
to visit our blog and find out more about this ruling.
Early Renewal Carrier Deadlines
Don't miss your carrier's deadline for early renewal
As we mentioned in last month's newsletter, with health care reform changes upon us it may be financially beneficial to change your renewal date and "early renew." Whether or not early renewal is right for you depends on the average age of your group, rating factor, and renewal cycle. This particularly applies if you have a January 1, 2014 effective date.
Most of the carriers have agreed to an early renewal process; however, there are strict deadlines for doing so. We are in the process of contacting all of our groups to discuss this option in more detail and evaluate the pros and cons of early renewal. In the meantime, please make note of the following carrier deadlines to commit to the early renewal process:
Cal Choice - October 1st
SeeChange - October 1st
Blue Shield - October 7th
Aetna - October 15th
Western Health Advantage - October 15th
Health Net - November 1st
Anthem - November 15th
UnitedHealthcare - November 30th
Sacramento Employer Advisory Council (SEAC)
Leave of Absence Workshop
Learn more about the ever-changing world of leaves of absence
Join our friends at the SEAC for this informative half-day workshop discussing leaves of absence and the laws that affect them. Speakers Kim Silvers of Silvers HR and Sue Ann Van Dermyden of Van Dermyden Maddux Law Corporation will help explain everything you want to know a bout leaves of absence.
Visit our calendar
for more details. Register today to reserve your spot!