The attorney-developed 2015 Group Health Plan Notices Calendar from HR 360 Inc. provides critical information on required notices, disclosures and filings for health benefit plan sponsors—including who must provide or receive them, and when specific notices are due.
The notices are based on requirements prescribed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), together with other federal laws that set minimum standards for the operation of employee benefits plans. HR 360 Inc. says the calendar features all the major federal notice requirements for group health plans, as well as downloadable model notices, in one easy-to-understand chart.
Sponsors using the calendar will find guidance on health care reform notices, including model exchange notices; COBRA notices; HIPAA notices; SPD requirements and Form 5500; and special health care notices related to women’s health and cancer rights, mental health parity and addiction equity.
Lillian Shapiro, president of HR 360 Inc., says it can be particularly hard for companies to stay on top of all the different required notices.
“We have over 20 notices featured in the calendar,” she explains. “We hope businesses will take advantage of this convenient tool to help them stay compliant.”
Requests for a free copy of the 2015 Group Health Plan Notices Calendar can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HR 360 Inc. also encourages employee benefit and human resources professionals to subscribe to its HR library of current federal and state laws and updates, step-by-step guidelines for compliance, as well as how to hire, interview and terminate employees.