The Beacon Newsletter

The Beacon – February 12, 2024

The Beacon – February 12, 2024

MZQ Beacon Alert - February 12, 2024 In this Edition: "Last week, an event occurred that many members of the compliance and benefits world have been waiting for: a major corporation, Johnson and Johnson (J&J), had a complaint filed against them. " Download the...

The Beacon – January 31, 2024

The Beacon – January 31, 2024

MZQ Beacon Alert - January 31, 2024 In this Edition: "Amid reports that many health insurance plans continue to impose barriers to contraceptive coverage, The Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury (collectively, The Departments) have issued...

The Beacon – October 10, 2023

The Beacon – October 10, 2023

MZQ Beacon Alert - October 10, 2023 In this Edition: "The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released draft instructions for preparing, distributing, and filing 2023 Forms 1094-B/C and 1095 B/C. These instructions largely mirror guidance the IRS has published in...

The Beacon – August 28, 2023

The Beacon – August 28, 2023

MZQ Beacon Alert -August 28, 2023 In this Edition: "Just when we thought affordability percentages couldn’t possibly go lower than the 2023 rate of 9.12%, theInternal Revenue Service released Revenue Procedure 2023-29 declaring the Affordable Care Act (ACA)benchmark...

The Beacon – August 10, 2023

The Beacon – August 10, 2023

MZQ Beacon Alert -August 10, 2023 In this Edition: "With the ongoing issue of Medicaid redetermination taking place across the nation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Treasury, and the Department of Labor (collectively, the Agencies) are...

The Beacon – August 2, 2023

The Beacon – August 2, 2023

MZQ Beacon Alert -August 2, 2023 In this Edition: "On Tuesday, July 25th, the federal Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury ("the Departments") introduced a much-anticipated update to current regulations dealing with the Mental Health Parity...

The Beacon – July 24, 2023

The Beacon – July 24, 2023

MZQ Beacon Alert - July 24, 2023 In this Edition: "The federal Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury recently issued a proposed regulation that would significantly change how many employer-sponsored hospital indemnity, specified disease and...

The Beacon – July 14, 2023

The Beacon – July 14, 2023

MZQ Beacon Alert - July 14, 2023 In this Edition: "Late last week, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor; and Treasury (the Departments) published a set of FAQs that clarify how certain surprise billing protections interact with the Affordable Care Act's...

The Beacon – May 18, 2023

The Beacon – May 18, 2023

MZQ Beacon Alert - May 18, 2023 In this Edition: "On May 16, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service released updates to the maximum annual 2024 contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) under high deductible health plans (HDHPs). These limits, which have...

The Beacon – April 12, 2023

The Beacon – April 12, 2023

MZQ Beacon Alert - April 12, 2023 In this Edition: "On April 10th, 2023, President Biden signed H.J. Res. 7 into law, thereby ending the national state of emergency related to COVID-19 that was declared under the National Emergencies Act." Download the report to learn...