September 2016 Highlights


September 2016 Issue Highlights

In the Spotlight: Tisch McDaniels, President of SHRM-Memphis




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 September 2016 Breaking News – Medicare Part D Coverage Notices Due October 14

Medicare Part D annual enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7. Plan sponsors offering prescription drug coverage are required to provide notices of creditable or noncreditable coverage to Medicare-eligible employees. You may provide the required notices with your annual enrollment materials, or in separate mailings or electronically. Regardless of whether you use the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services notices or other notices that meet required standards, you must provide the disclosures no later than Oct. 14, 2016. Group health plan sponsors providing prescription drug coverage to Medicare Part D-eligible individuals must also disclose annually to the CMS by March 1, 2017. You must provide the notices even if you do not offer prescription drug coverage to retirees.

Electronic notice may be provided to employees who do not have access to a work-related computer or to the company’s electronic information system, and to retirees or COBRA qualified beneficiaries, but only with a valid email address and their prior consent. They must be informed of the right to receive a paper copy, how to withdraw consent, how to update address information, and any hardware/software requirements to access and save the disclosure before they can consent. In addition to emailing the notices, you must also post the notice on your intranet. Read More

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