Email Address Domain Change
August 8, 2016 - The teams you communicate with regularly here at Choice Strategies are updating their email addresses from @choice-strategies.com to the WageWorks domain.
Choose eForms for Faster Processing
Sep 1, 2015 - The Eligibility Team at Choice Strategies proudly maintains a prompt 2-day processing benchmark for all online eForm
submissions, including enrollments,
Please use our eForms whenever possible to help us deliver the best benefits experience.
Provider Pay Claims Feature Update
June 1, 2015 - Effective July 13,
2015, Choice Strategies is only able to pay our members' providers directly when
their claims are submitted through their online accounts.
New Model COBRA Notices and Clarification on COBRA and Marketplace Coverage
May 20, 2014 - Is COBRA obsolete? Should employees elect COBRA continuation or look to the Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace)? These questions are troubling to both employers and employees. And once deciding whether to obtain coverage through COBRA continuation or the Marketplace is made, there’s always the question of if and when a COBRA beneficiary may switch to Marketplace coverage.
New Transit Claim Process starting in 2016
January 1, 2016 - The IRS announced that as of December 31, 2015, employers will no longer be permitted to provide qualified transportation fringe benefits in the form of cash reimbursement in geographic areas where a terminal-restricted debit card is ready available (Rev. Rule. 2014-32).
New Index Figures for 2015
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration have released the cost-of-living (COLA) adjustments that apply to dollar limitations set forth in certain IRS Code Sections.
PCORI Filing Deadline is July 31
July 20, 2015 - As part of our complimentary services, Choice Strategies has provided our
HRA clients with a calculation of the amount they owe for their plan under the
PCORI fee, if any, and directions for filing this fee.
Update on San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance
March 5, 2014 - On September 13, 2013 IRS Notice 2013-54 provided additional guidance on the application of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which impacted Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) used to comply with the HCSO. This is a follow-up to our Compliance Alert concerning HCSO interim guidance.
New Rules for Excepted Benefits
Feb. 26, 2014 - On December 13, 2013 the Tri-agencies (Internal Revenue Service (IRS),
Department of Labor (DOL) and Health and Human Services (HHS) released proposed regulations
that provided clarification and requested comments to ensure that
certain FSAs and HRAs could include specific benefits and
still be considered excepted benefits.
New, Online Open Enrollment
December 2, 2013 - Members can now quickly and
easily enroll online in FSA, DCA, Transit (TRN) or Parking (PKG) plans.
New Indexed Figures for 2014
November 20, 2013 - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration
have released the cost-of-living (COLA) adjustments that apply to
dollar limitations set forth in certain IRS Code Sections.
Landmark Notice Allows Carryover of Unused FSA Funds
November 4, 2013 - The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS issued a notice
modifying the longstanding "use-it-or lose it" rule for health flexible
spending arrangements (health FSAs). The key changes ...