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2021 Mid-Year Market Forecast

By Kapnick News, Market Forecast

The business insurance marketplace in 2021 continues to be hard. Rates are increasing and capacity is decreasing. The cause of the hard market is multi-faceted, but follows a 10-year period of a soft market in which rates decreased and capacity in the marketplace was not an issue. Most believe COVID-19 is still impacting rates, including pricing,

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2021 Market Forecast

By Kapnick News, Market Forecast

A Letter from Jim Kapnick, CEO I began my introduction to last year’s market forecast with the note that 2019 was a year of both challenges and opportunities. Most would say 2020 was a year of straight challenges. In the US, social upheaval and an election cycle meant uncertainty and stress, while the lingering coronavirus pandemic brought considerable devastation

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Medicare Part D Disclosures Due to CMS

Legislative Update – DOL Releases EBSA Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01 – March 2021

By Legislative Updates

Quick Facts:Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued new guidance regarding notice and disclosure timeframe relief for employee benefit plans and plan participants due to COVID-19. EBSA Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01 (The Joint Notice) clarifies that the deadline for extended timeframes, such as a COBRA election, will be based upon the date each

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Medicare Part D Disclosures Due to CMS

Legislative Update – IRS Extends ACA Reporting Deadline – October 2020

By Legislative Updates

Quick Facts: In Notice 2020-76, the IRS extended the 2021 deadline for employers and insurers to furnish individual statements on 2020 health coverage and full-time employee status (Forms 1095-B and 1095-C) from February 1 (generally due January 31, but this year it is a Sunday) to March 2, 2021. The notice also extends the good-faith penalty relief to 2020 for incorrect or incomplete reports due in 2021. For more information, including a link to Notice 2020-76, click below:

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