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  • IRS Q&A on 1095-C Reporting February 24, 2016

    Source:  Irs.gov  – http://1.usa.gov/1TwOyG9 Because of the health care law, you might receive some new forms this winter providing you with information about the health coverage you had or were offered in 2015.  The information below is intended to help individuals understand these new forms, including who should expect to receive them and what to […]

  • Miers Insurance expands with 2 new hires January 6, 2016

    Miers Insurance has expanded its commercial lines division with the hiring of Kenneth Serfass, CIC and Tina Hackman.  Kenneth will be a commercial lines producer and brings years of producer and account management experience to the team.  Tina is a well versed and professional account manager with a wealth of knowledge and expertise.  She will serve as […]

  • Small Businesses Under Cyber Attack October 23, 2015

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and the impact of cyber attacks on small businesses is sobering:   81%   of breaches went undetected by organizations themselves averaging 188 days from intrusion to detection*   55%   of small business owners have experienced at least one data breach**   72%   of those hit […]

  • States Have Option to Extend Small Employer Definition October 12, 2015

    New legislation (referred to as the “PACE Act”) amends the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to include employers with 51 to 100 employees as large employers for purposes of the health insurance markets. (Note: The definition of applicable large employer under the ACA’s “pay or play” and information reporting provisions has not been changed.)  Under the […]

  • Healthcare Reform 3rd Qtr 2015 Review September 30, 2015

      Health Care Reform – Key News Items and Updates This summary provides of an overview of key provisions under federal law issued during the third quarter of 2015. The information is subject to change based on new government requirements and/or amendments to the law. Certain requirements under the Health Care Reform apply on a plan […]

  • Prevent Roof Collapse on Homes January 25, 2016

    Estimate How Much the Snow on Your Roof Weighs Using These Guidelines Fresh snow: 10–12 inches of new snow is equal to one inch of water, or about 5 lb per square foot of roof space, so you could have up to 4 feet of new snow before the roof will become stressed. Packed snow: […]

  • Deadlines Extended for 2015 ACA Information Reporting Requirements (Forms 1094 and 1095) December 29, 2015

    Deadlines Extended for 2015 ACA Information Reporting Requirements (Forms 1094 and 1095) Posted on December 28 2015 05:24 PM Transition Relief Provided for Employers and Other Coverage Providers IRS Notice 2016-4 extends the due dates, both furnishing to individuals and filing with the IRS, for the 2015 ACA information reporting requirements that apply to self-insuring […]

  • Miers, Selective & Bravo Foundation Present Check October 21, 2015

    Doug Gibbons president of Miers insurance in conjunction with Selective Insurance and the Bravo Foundation presents Lisa Geosits from St Joseph The Worker School with a check for $11,000 for their scholarship fund

  • Miers featured in Lehigh Valley Business September 18, 2015

    Miers Insurance was featured in the May 25th Lehigh Valley Business in the “Behind the Lists” feature.  Our feature was surrounding establishing long-term relationships and our approach to the marketplace from our Employee Benefits Division.  Click Here to see the LVB article.  

  • Wrap SPDs: Satisfying Disclosure Requirements for Group Health Plans September 15, 2015

    Wrap SPDs: Satisfying Disclosure Requirements for Group Health Plans To ensure that employees participating in a group health plan are provided with the most important facts about their benefits, rights, and obligations under the plan, the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) requires the plan administrator–typically the employer sponsoring the plan–to furnish a Summary Plan […]