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2nd Qtr Newsletter from the Benefits Department

2nd Qtr Newsletter from the Benefits Department

Premier NW Insurance Newsletter 2nd Quarter 2010 COBRA/State Continuation Subsidy Extension On April 15, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Continuing Extension Act of 2010 (HR 4851). Among other provisions, this law once again extends the COBRA subsidy eligibility period under ARRA, this time through May 31, 2010. As with ARRA, the changes affect… Read more »

1st Qtr Newsletter from the Benefits Department

1st Qtr Newsletter from the Benefits Department

Premier NW Insurance Newsletter 1st Quarter 2010 COBRA/State Continuation Subsidy Update A new federal act, HR 4691 now extends the eligibility period for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act premium subsidy for an additional 31 days (through March 31, 2010) and clarifies eligibility for the subsidy resulting from an involuntary termination of employment that follows… Read more »

4th Qtr Newsletter from the Benefits Department

4th Qtr Newsletter from the Benefits Department

Medicare Update Plan sponsors must notify participants of a plan’s creditable prescription drug coverage status at least once a year by November 15. The notice must be provided to all Part D-eligible individuals who are covered under, or who apply for, the plan sponsor’s prescription drug coverage.  These individuals include Medicare beneficiaries who are active… Read more »

Smoke Alarm Tips

Smoke Alarm Tips

A smoke alarm should be installed and maintained according to the manufacture’s instructions.   When installing a smoke alarm many factors influence where you place it, including how many are being installed.  Consider placing alarms along your escape path to assist in egress when visibility is limited.  In general you should place alarms in the center… Read more »