Our First Newsletter of 2016!

With so many changes to both group and individual health insurance plans, we want to make sure everyone is up to speed. That's why we're introducing our new e-newsletter. As a JME client, you'll receive regular updates on topics important to employers that offer group health coverage and other employee benefits. We hope you'll find the information beneficial. For more frequent updates, please consider subscribing to the RSS feed on our website and following us on social media.

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JME is growing!

We're pleased to announce that the JME family is getting bigger! As many of you know, Rachelle DeLeon recently accepted a position with UnitedHealthcare. We're very happy for her and know she'll do great in her new role. (Plus, we're glad to have another inside contact at UHC.)

At the same time, we're very excited to be adding two new people to our staff in April. We'll save the formal introductions for the next newsletter but wanted to let you know that you're in good hands and that JME will continue to work hard for you and your employees.

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New Encrypted Email Service

To protect your personal information, JME has begun using a new encrypted email service for any emails that might contain HIPAA-protected information. The first time you receive an encrypted email from JME, you’ll be asked to create a password with Barracuda, our email service. It is important that if you’re sending any personal information back to us, like a health insurance application, you do so through the secure email service. If you have any questions, please let us know.

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Recent Blog Posts

Below are some of the latest posts from the JME website. Contact your JME agent for more information about how these changes apply to your business.

Small employers can keep transitional plans for a few more months

On February 29, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it was extending the timeframe for “grandmothered” or transitional plans that have not yet implemented all of the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is big news for small companies that are trying to keep their health insurance premiums under control. In Texas, small employers …

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IRS delays reporting deadlines for applicable large employers

On December 29th, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it would give self-insured and applicable large employers additional time to comply with the 6055 and 6056 reporting requirements for 2015. In Notice 2016-4, the IRS said that "additional time to adapt and implement systems to gather, analyze, and report" the required information was needed by employers, insurers, and other providers. This …

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Why small company employees should sign up for Medicare Part B

When an individual turns 65 or is on Social Security Disability for 2 years, he or she is eligible for Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance). For most people, there’s no charge for Part A since they’ve paid for it during their working years through payroll deductions, but Part B has a monthly premium of $104 …

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Have Questions? Call Us!

At JME, we're always happy to answer your questions. Give us a call at 972.245.0266 or email us at jme@jmeinsurance.com.