Fall is officially here with its beautiful foliage, football games, crisp, clean air and comfort foods. Have you had something pumpkin flavored yet? Was it a latte, donut or maybe a pancake? The holidays are right around the corner chock full of fun festivities to look forward to. On top of all these wonderful things, it’s also open enrollment time. That time of year we must re-evaluate our current health care insurance plans and select what will work best for the ...
AIS, in conjunction with the OCA, has put together a comprehensive member benefits package specifically tailored to cattlemen and women. Insurance coverage options include medical, dental, vision and hearing, short-term medical, disability, medical supplements, telemedicine and Medicare supplements. With a focus on Medicare this time of year due to open enrollment on the horizon, AIS is ready to help.
Medicare – Parts that Lead to Complete Coverage
Understanding Medicare and its options can be difficult. A good way to get started is to learn ...
AIS is excited to partner with the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) to create a competitive, high-quality, and discounted membership benefits package specifically tailored to the needs of cattlemen and women. This unique benefits package includes health plans, dental, vision, and hearing plans, long-term care coverage, disability and accident insurance, cancer treatment coverage and much more.
How to get started
Through a private exchange, members can enroll online for health plans including short-term medical, dental/vision/hearing plans through Ameritas and Medicare supplements. Health plans may ...
This July 21-23, 2016 marks the 64th Annual OCA Convention and Trade Show to take place in Norman, Oklahoma. The theme, “Bold Plans for a Bright Future,” encompasses all the OCA stands for. The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association is the only organization that is solely focused on beef cattle production at the Oklahoma State Legislature. Their main goals are to serve, strengthen and advocate for the Oklahoma cattle industry. The Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen’s Association, as well as the Oklahoma CattleWomen’s Association will ...
Beginning in late June, 2016, employers began receiving notices from the Marketplaces indicating one of their employees has qualified for advance premium tax credits. Many are asking what is this notice and how should it be dealt with.
The following explains what the notice is and what steps an employer should consider taking.
Under Section 1411(e)(4) of the Affordable Care Act, a Marketplace must notify an employer if any of its employees is determined to be eligible for a premium assistance credit (or ...
On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor issued revisions to Part 541 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regarding overtime regulations. These changes are set to take effect on December 1, 2016. So what does that mean for you as an individual or a business owner? Two main areas will be affected.
The first change to FLSA regulations addresses the salary threshold for which employees must be paid overtime. Up until this change, any employee making below $455 per ...
HSA and Medicare Enrollment - Understanding the Rules
There are specific rules that pertain to the interplay between a Health Savings Account (HSA) and enrollment in Medicare. A good understanding of the rules can help a company work with its employees in determining what they can and cannot do at the time they become eligible for Medicare.
We are frequently asked…if an employee can still contribute to an HSA if they do not enroll in Medicare. The simple answer is yes. But. There ...
How do you determine when a service is considered preventive, screening, routine, or diagnostic?
AIS and People 1st Health Strategies, Inc., is looking to help you gain more of an understanding when it comes to your health care and the services that you receive. We hope this helps clarify and ease some of the uncertainty regarding these services.
Give AIS, Inc. a call today for any questions or concerns you may have about health care, benefits, or anything else! To receive information on how ...
Department of Labor Releases Final Overtime Regulations
The Final Rule will:
Raise the salary threshold indicating eligibility from $455/week to $913 ($47,476 per year), ensuring protections to 4.2 million workers.
Automatically update the salary threshold every three years, based on wage growth over time, increasing predictability.
Raise the “highly compensated” threshold from $100,000 per year to $134,004.
The final rule will become effective on December 1, 2016, giving employers more than six months to prepare.
In addition, the final rule does not make any changes to the duties ...
AIS Can Help You Navigate the Difficult Healthcare Industry
A recent national Harris poll commissioned by Accolade, a healthcare concierge company, is shedding some light on the current healthcare system and how consumers feel about it. The numbers are a bit troubling. Participants were asked questions about how they would rate the ease of our current system, how confident they are in their knowledge of healthcare, and how they would rate their experience overall.
When rating the ease of the current healthcare marketplace, ...