Agriculture

Register Now -- Affordable Care Act Webinar June 10

2015 May 28.

Don’t get behind in tracking the necessary information to fulfill the reporting and compliance requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

What is IRS Health Care Coverage Reporting?

Under the ACA, large employers are required to offer health care coverage to full time employees or potentially pay a tax. But that is only part of your ACA obligation.

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

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?

 

Get the Affordable Care Act Help You Need at FPAA Seminar

2015 April 28.

The Affordable Care Act’s large employer mandate is now in effect, and the options for plan designs that comply with the new laws can be confusing. You need to know:

Can Multiple Plans be Offered?

2015 April 01.

Dear Jon,

I have a question about health insurance for our employees:  We had to get a plan for all the employees and we already had a plan in place for our full-time crews.  Can we still maintain those plans for the full-time employees and offer the new employees the new plan?

Multiple Plan Problems in Prunedale

 

Dear MP3,

Can Multiple Plans be Offered?

2015 April 01.

Dear Jon,

I have a question about health insurance for our employees:  We had to get a plan for all the employees and we already had a plan in place for our full-time crews.  Can we still maintain those plans for the full-time employees and offer the new employees the new plan?

Multiple Plan Problems in Prunedale

 

Dear MP3,

WGIS Staff at AgSafe Conference

2015 February 19.

If you're attending the 2015 AgSafe Conference next week, stop by the WGIS booth to find out what's new in workers' compensation, crop insurance, health insurance and more for the agriculture industry.

Ready to learn more today? Visit www.wgis.com or email Greg Nelson.

At the World Ag Expo? Stop and Visit the WGIS Booth

2015 February 10.

Western Growers Insurance Services is at World Ag Expo in Tulare this week. If you are, too, stop by #4009 to learn the latest about what we can do to help protect your business.

Not at the expo but want to learn more? Visit www.wgis.com or email Greg Nelson at gnelson@wgis.com.

Heading to World Ag Expo Next Week? Stop By the WGIS Booth

2015 February 05.

Visit the Western Growers Insurance Services booth at World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA February 10 - 12. Come by to find out about our latest products and services for agriculture companies like yours! We’ll be at Booth #4009.

Can’t wait until next week to learn more? Contact Greg Nelson at 949.300.1495 or call 800.333.4WGA today for information about

Potential Employer Liability from Health Insurance Exchange

2015 January 30.

Dear Jon,

I am a large employer and offer a health plan to my employees, but some of them have opted out.  Will I be subject to a tax penalty if these individuals go to a health insurance exchange?  And how will I know if my employees go to a health insurance exchange? Is there some sort of notification process?

—Nervous about Notifications near Napa

 

Dear Nervous,