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Love Comes in Many Colors

Love Comes in Many Colors

Every June, we celebrate Pride to observe the Stonewall riots. On June 28, 1969, many from the LGBTQIA+ community gathered and protested in response to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in NYC. This event sparked the gay rights movement in the U.S.

At the time the riots started, homosexual acts were illegal in every state except Illinois. Bars and restaurants were shut down simply for serving gay people or having gay employees. Because of this, police raidings of gay bars were common. However, on this night the community decided to fight back.<...

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ACA: Testing Your Knowledge

ACA: Testing Your Knowledge

Did you know the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010!? That’s right, ACA legislation has been in effect for 12 years. However, most of the significant provisions came later in 2014, prompting the establishment of Medcom’s ACA Solutions department in 2015.

A lot has happened since 2010, but certain areas still confuse employers and brokers. For example, ACA employee tracking, compiling data, offering affordable coverage, and filing with the IRS have many of us scratching our heads each year.

Our Senior Legal Counsel, Michelle Barki, put together a brief quiz to help test...

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IRS Notice 2021-31

IRS Notice 2021-31

On May 18, 2021, the IRS issued Notice 2021-31. The notice provides guidance on tax breaks under the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for continuation health coverage under COBRA.

We realize it’s a bit overwhelming, but our senior legal counsel, Michelle Barki, summarized the main points covered in the 41-page document. So don’t be scared; we are here to help!

Notice 2021-31 Main Points:

1. Employers may require attestations to AEI status.

Any proof of eligibility records should be kept. 

2. Involuntary Termination, like ARRA, is broadly interpreted based on facts and...

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2021 World Environment Day

2021 World Environment Day

Every day is a good day to celebrate the natural resources available to us here on planet earth. But this Saturday, June 5th, is World Environment Day, and there's even more cause for celebration. The holiday, established in 1972 by the United Nations at the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, celebrated the first official World Environment Day two years later, in 1974, with the theme “Only One Earth.”

Medcom Benefit Solutions strives to be considerate of what we can do for the planet. As an employee benefits company, it seems as though...

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