Sarah Borders, CEBS

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Principal, Benefits Compliance Solutions. Sarah has spent the last 15 years in the employee benefits industry, has numerous designations and serves on NAHU’s Employer Working Group Subcommittee and is an active board member of Austin AHU. She recently stepped down as Vice President of Benefits Compliance at one of the nation's largest brokerage firms to start her own compliance consulting practice. Her designations include an active license with the Texas Department of Insurance, CEBS (Certified Employee Benefits Specialist), Certified Health Care Reform Professional, HIPAA certification and Health Care Service Associate. She holds an MBA from Texas A&M Corpus Christi and a BA from University of Incarnate Word. Her consulting firm, Benefits Compliance Solutions, partners with employers to identify unknown risks and avoid hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and lawsuits from failure to comply with their healthplan obligations.

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Sarah Borders, CEBS
February 2, 2024 2 min read

2024 Adjusted Penalty Amounts Released

The Department of Labor has issued the 2024 annual adjustments to penalties applicable to ...
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Sarah Borders, CEBS
February 2, 2024 2 min read

W-2 Aggregate Cost of Coverage

If an employer filed more than 250 W-2 forms during the prior year, the aggregate cost of ...
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Sarah Borders, CEBS
February 2, 2024 3 min read

Medicare Part D Coverage Disclosures Due February 29th for January 1 Plan Years

Date: February 29, 2024 – Any sized employer who sponsors a group health plan is required ...
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Sarah Borders, CEBS
February 2, 2024 4 min read

ACA Reporting (6055 and 6056) Deadlines

Date: February 28, 2024 (paper filings) / April 1, 2024 (electronic filings) – The IRS ...
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Sarah Borders, CEBS
January 5, 2024 4 min read

End-of-Year Reminders for January 1 Plan Years

As 2023 has drawn to a close, we wanted to provide employers a list of some of the most ...
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Sarah Borders, CEBS
January 5, 2024 2 min read

Departments Release FAQ on ACA Requirement to Provide Non-English Language Notices

The Departments issued FAQ guidance related to the 2023 Culturally and Linguistically ...
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Sarah Borders, CEBS
December 6, 2023 1 min read

HHS Releases 2025 Proposed Benefit & Payment Parameters

HHS has announced the maximum annual cost-sharing limits for the 2025 benefit year for ...
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Sarah Borders, CEBS
November 20, 2023 4 min read

Most Employers Must File ACA Forms Electronically, Can No Longer File Paper Forms

In March 2023, new IRS rules required that all applicable large employers (ALEs) and most ...
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Sarah Borders, CEBS
November 1, 2023 2 min read

PCORI Fee Amount Adjusted for 2024

The IRS has issued IRS Notice 2023-70 to increase the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research ...
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