We’re Taking Your Flex Administration to a Higher Level

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Blog |

Big news! Effective January 1, 2015 Mid‐American Benefits will be administering your flex benefits plan using Summit, our state of the art administrative platform that operates in the cloud to make the management of your flex plans more efficient than ever.   We’re moving to Summit to provide you with a whole new level of account administration. Get ready for exciting features and benefits including: Debit Card – Eliminates up front...

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Mid-American Announces Wellness Program Offering

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Blog |

Mid-American Announces Wellness Program Offering December 1, 2014 – OMAHA, NE – Mid-American Benefits, Inc., an Omaha, NE – based third-party administrator today announces the roll out of My Wellness, an online health & wellness program, into the Mid-American web portal. Mid-American’s web portal and wellness offering are provided by Health Portal Solutions (HPS), a San Antonio, TX- based web portal developer. My Wellness is available...

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UNDERSTANDING PRECERTIFICATION

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Blog |

What is precertification? Also known as prior-authorization or utilization review, is the process of getting preapproval from your health plan before you have any health procedures performed. Precertification for certain procedures help you and your provider know what is covered by your health plan before any services are performed. This is how your plan makes sure medical guidelines are followed. Why is precertification important? 1)     To...

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UPDATED IRS REGULATIONS – DELAYED EMPLOYER MANDATE FOR EMPLOYERS 50 TO 99 LIVES

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Blog |

BACKGROUND/HISTORY • January 2013: IRS published a proposed regulation for the shared responsibility requirement under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In summary, large employers must offer full-time employees health coverage that is affordable and provides minimum value beginning in 2014. Employers that failed to offer minimum essential coverage to its full time employees and their dependents may be subject to a “play or pay” penalty if any...

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – October 26, 2013

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Blog |

In a continuing effort to keep you advised of upcoming events Mid-American Benefits, Inc. wanted to make you aware that the Drug Enforcement Association (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This event will take place on Saturday, October 26th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to...

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MARKETPLACE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Blog |

BACKGROUND The Affordable Care Act requires that employers must provide each employee a written notice for current employees and at the time of hire that explains their rights to enroll in the Exchanges/Marketplace. WHAT IS THE MARKETPLACE? The Marketplace is designed to help individuals find health insurance that meet their needs. The Marketplace offers the ability to find and compare private health insurance options. Open enrollment for...

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