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MRCT is an expert source of information on health care reform, health insurance exchanges, employee benefits, retirement plans, and human resources topics. The MRCT team members are recognized speakers on these subjects. We understand what you need to know to navigate these often complex topics.

MRCT OneDigital – The Next Generation in Health and Benefits

February 8th, 2017 by Holley Maher

    In August 2016, I announced MRCT’s decision to join OneDigital Health and Benefits, one of the nation’s leading benefits advisory companies. We saw the move as an enhancement of what we’ve always done best—serve our clients and deliver forward-thinking strategies to help them succeed in an increasingly challenging world. Since our partnership with […]

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Why The Changing Health Insurance Renewal Dates?!?

August 2nd, 2016 by Holley Maher

Are you one of the many businesses with 2-100 employees who changed to an October renewal date? Need a refresher on why you made the decision to shift to an October or December renewal? Confused as to why you have an “opportunity” to move back to a January 1st renewal? If you answered yes to […]

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DOL Proposes Changes to Annual Reporting for ERISA Plans

July 28th, 2016 by MRCT

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently proposed revisions to Form 5500 (Annual Return/Report for Employee Benefit Plan), the related schedules, and the rules that govern the forms. In general, these changes would first apply for the 2019 plan year, although certain changes may be implemented earlier. These proposed revisions were published on July 21, […]

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HHS Issues Final Rule on ACA Nondiscrimination Provisions (Section 1557)

July 26th, 2016 by MRCT

In May, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of, among other grounds, sex (including gender identity) in certain health programs and activities. Specifically, entities covered under the rule cannot deny, cancel, limit or refuse […]

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UPDATE- ACA Reporting Update: AIR System Will Remain Up and Running after June 30th Deadline

July 12th, 2016 by MRCT

This version clarifies the timeframes within which corrections must be made. While the deadline to electronically file Affordable Care Act (ACA) information returns with the IRS passed on June 30, 2016, the ACA Information Returns (AIR) system used to electronically file those returns will remain up and running. On June 30th, the IRS noted the […]

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