Commuter Benefits Spending Accounts

If your employees pay for parking, the Railroad, a bus, or pool in a van – you can help them save money with a Commuter Benefit Spending Account. State and Federal tax law, under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) § 132, allow employees of the employer to save taxes on parking at work and transit or vanpooling expenses incurred to get …

Blue Cross SC Rate increase on grandfathered plans!

2016 Rate Notifications for Under 65 Grandfathered Plans BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is applying a 19 percent rate increase for Under 65, grandfathered plans ONLY (plans and freestanding drug benefits that became effective before March 23, 2010). Under 65, non-grandfathered plans (plans that became effective between March 24, 2010 and December 15, 2013) WILL NOT receive a rate increase.

Roper St Francis to build hospital in Summerville

“Roper St. Francis will move forward with plans to build a new Berkeley County hospital and medical office building, according to a news release. On Friday, the S.C. Supreme Court denied a petition (.pdf) to review the S.C. Court of Appeals’ previous decision allowing Trident Health to build a hospital in Moncks Corner and Roper St. Francis to build a …

Things you should know in SC

It has been a very difficult and challenging enrollment period for many of my clients – for several reasons: The failure of Consumers Choice Health Plan has forced clients to change plans – all more expensive then their current plans MUSC is still not available on Blue Cross and Blue Choice. United Healthcare is not available in the low country …

67,000 Consumers’ Choice insurance clients to lose coverage in December when company shuts down

Posted: Oct 22, 2015 11:33 AM EDT Updated: Oct 22, 2015 11:33 AM EDT COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) — Nearly 67,000 customers of Consumers’ Choice Health Insurance will have to shop for new insurance at the end of the year when the company shuts down its operations in 2016. The state Department of Insurance made the announcement on Thursday. The company …