Posts Tagged ‘Medicare’

Aug 22 2011

B&K Quarterly Benefits Update – Summer 2011 | Employee Benefits

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Inside this issue are updates regarding Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notices, Constitutional Challenges to Health Care Reform, the Impact of New York State’s Same-Sex Marriage Law on ERISA Covered Health Plans, FASB and more.

Aug 3 2011

Health Care Reform Changes Medicare Annual Enrollment Period | Employment Law

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act”) makes certain changes to the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act (MMA) signed in to law on December 8, 2003. Specifically, beginning in 2011, the annual enrollment period for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans has been changed to October 15 through December 7. As a result, Notices of Creditable and Non-Creditable Coverage relating to employee benefit plans’ prescription drug coverage for Medicare eligible participants must now be distributed to participants by October 15.