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Barlocker Insurance Services was formed over 40 years ago to handle the insurance and risk management needs of companies who look to their outside professional service providers for a high level of expertise. Having worked on both the insurance company underwriting side and the brokerage side of the business, we have the background and experience to properly develop and manage a plan of protection for you.
As one of our clients, you will receive our undivided attention and your account will be handled by people who have everything to gain by seeing that business is conducted professionally to build a long-term relationship. We have a great deal of expertise in managing programs for businesses, and we realize every account requires some innovative treatment.More About Us
On April 20, 2016, the DOL, HHS and IRS issued Affordable Care Act Frequently Asked Questions, Part XXXI (ACA FAQs 31), addressing specific implementation issues under numerous provisions of the ACA and other laws. This article summarizes the information in each of the 12 questions and answers, on: preventive services, rescissions, several disclosure obligations, coverage […]
Thursday, April 21, 2016
The Department of Labor (DOL) final rule on the definition of "fiduciary" expands the definition not only for retirement accounts such as 401(k)s, 403(b)s and IRAs, but also as applied to non-retirement accounts such as Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and other accounts.
Monday, April 18, 2016
On April 6, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other federal government agencies announced key enhancements to the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) template and Uniform Glossary that the Agencies issued on February 26, 2016. This article summarizes these changes and includes links to all the final documents and instructions. Group health plans and health insurance issuers must use these new final forms as of the first open enrollment on or after April 1, 2017.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
If you receive a letter from the IRS-SSA-CMS Data Match program, be sure to respond to it, within 30 days! Potential penalties apply if you don't. In many cases it is not that difficult to provide the information requested in the Data Match letter! So save yourself a future headache and respond to the Data Match letter now.
Monday, April 4, 2016
While life insurance is essential for taking care of family members when you die, it can also be a critical strategic tool when it comes to wealth management.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Incident rates are a very useful tool for companies to use in benchmarking their performance. Developing these benchmarking tools can be a very helpful first step in monitoring your safety performance.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Are you aware that civil penalties for all employer violations of OSHA regulations will be increasing this year? While an OSHA citation can be costly, the health and safety of employees is on the line when safety standards are not enforced in the workforce.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016