News

Problems With Your Health Plan? Or Your FLC’s Plan?

2015 May 19.

Are you wondering if your company’s health benefits are in compliance with new Affordable Care Act rules? Do you work with a farm labor contractor (FLC) whose benefits sound a little too good to be true? If you think that doesn’t matter for your business, you should think again. Either way, you need to know how to protect your company and stay in compliance with the law to avoid costly tax penalties.

What To look For

WGAT and Pinnacle Host Cedar Health Open Houses

2015 May 14.

Last month, Western Growers Assurance Trust (WGAT) and Pinnacle Claims Management, Inc (PCMI) cohosted successful open houses for our three Cedar Health and Wellness Centers in Salinas, Watsonville and Santa Maria. The open houses were an opportunity for WGAT and PCMI to showcase the centers as a convenient, lower-cost healthcare option for employers and employees and to highlight the quality healthcare services available.

Health Advocate: Health and Fitness

2015 May 01.

Spring brings longer days and milder weather. Take advantage of the season and work toward improving your health! In this issue, you will learn about ways to stay healthy outdoors, enjoy seasonal produce, tips to fit exercise into your day, and more.

Using the Monthly Measurement Method to Track Eligibility

2015 May 01.

Dear Jon,

When using the Monthly Measurement Method to track eligibility, may we offer coverage after the month has been processed?  Are we responsible to offer coverage the same month even though we’re unsure of the hours worked by variable hour employees?  Are we responsible for a type of “retro-eligibility,” is there an ACA Guideline, and if so, where can I find this specific guideline?