Medicare Open Enrollment 2022

By OC Benefit Advisors | September 28, 2021

Medicare’s Annual Election Period runs from October 15th through December 7th each year. During this annual enrollment period, Medicare individuals can reevaluate their coverage plans – whether it’s a drug plan, Medicare Advantage plan or Original Medicare and make changes or enroll in a new policy, starting January 1, 2022. During the Medicare open enrollment…

Onsite COVID-19 Vaccination Program for Employers

By OC Benefit Advisors | June 22, 2021

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched a new program allowing employers to bring COVID-19 vaccinations onsite and directly to their employees. The Employer Vaccination Toolkit creates a simple online process for employers to request approval for an onsite clinic or vaccination event.* After an employer submits a request online, you will be contacted…

IRS Announces HSA & HDHP Limits for 2022

By OC Benefit Advisors | May 13, 2021

Many of the dollar limits currently in effect for 2021 will change for 2022. The HSA catch-up contribution for individuals ages 55 and older will not change as it is not subject to cost-of-living adjustments. Table comparing dollar limits between 2021 and 2022: Plan sponsors should update payroll and plan administration systems for the 2022…

May 2021

By OC Benefit Advisors | May 4, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Update

By OC Benefit Advisors | April 19, 2021

An Update on COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing Every Californian 16 and up is now eligible for vaccination. Vaccination of people younger than 16 will start as soon as the COVID-19 vaccines are approved for them.   See CDPH’s Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Guidelines for details.   Schedule Every Californian can sign up at or…

April Newsletter 2021

By OC Benefit Advisors | April 4, 2021

Monthly Newsletter by OC Benefit Advisors April 2021 Temporary COVID-19 Relief for Section 125 Plans. On Feb. 18, 2021, the IRS released Notice 2021-15 to clarify special rules for Section 125 plans, health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs). Special Rules for Health FSAs and DCAPsThe Notice is intended to clarify…

Benefits Notices by Company Size

By OC Benefit Advisors | April 4, 2021

This section highlights the required benefits notices and disclosures under federal law that apply to companies based on their number of employees. In particular, this section covers the following sized companies: 1-19 employees 20-49 employees 50+ employees COVID-19-Related Deadline Extensions Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government extended the time to furnish benefit statements…