The ACA Remains Intact: What Now?

As most of America likely knows by now, the ACA continues to be the healthcare law-of-the-land. The American Health Care Act (phase one of the Republicans’ repeal and replace objective) was initially scheduled for voting on March 23, 2017 – which also happens to be the 7-year anniversary of the passage of the ACA. The [...]

5 Things You Should Know About Life After ACA

Repeal, Repair, Replace – or Relax? There are a lot of questions swirling about the future of PPACA and its impacts on employers and individuals. Will it be repealed? Will it be entirely replaced? Will it just be repaired? When can I just relax? There are five things for employers to keep in mind as [...]

Health Care in 2017: What to Expect

2016 was a year of uncertainty for many Human Resources and Financial leaders as they continued to adapt to evolving trends in health care and compliance. Moreover, there were significant shifts in how employers approached their overall benefit delivery and management strategies. Below are areas where our clients saw the most change, and where we [...]

Dependent Verification Review Project – Who Does It Protect?

Dependent eligibility reviews are often thought of as a way to reduce employer cost for health care plans, but there are other reasons to engage in such a process. These reasons include, for example, the legal and financial issues employees may face from enrolling ineligible individuals on an employer group health care plan. You may [...]

ACA 2016 Changes: IRS Forms 1095-c & 1094-c

Although President-Elect Trump and his recent appointments are promising to “Repeal and Replace” the ACA, Obamacare is still intact as we enter the 2016 reporting season. The good news is that, similar to last year, the IRS has extended the deadline for distribution of the individual 1095-Cs to March 2, 2017 and has extended the same “Good Faith” relief as it did in 2016. However, it remains important to make sure you are on top of the updates that have taken place this year, as even the “Good Faith” still requires employer proof. The list below highlights the form 1095-C and 1094-C changes for 2016.

What Comes Next? – Employer Benefits in the Trump Era

In the Broadway musical Hamilton, King George famously sings to his former colonies a song titled, “What Comes Next?” This is a question many are posing in the aftermath of what some are calling the biggest upset in political history. As a leader in benefits administration, our clients (employees, employers, and their benefit consultants) have [...]

The Importance of the Art of Communication

Some of the departments here at Hodges-Mace have recently gone through an on-site training session, provided by SkillPath, which centered on professional communication in the workplace. The purpose of the course material we used was to give us some additional tools and practical concepts to help in our interactions with internal and external customers. In [...]

[Podcast] Using Personality to Improve Engagement

Recently, Hodges-Mace CFO Ron Shah appeared on the Green Apple Podcast with John Garrett to discuss how bringing your personality to work can actually build trust, create positive energy, and increase engagement. Find out why Shah recommends everyone "rip the bandaid off." Listen to the entire podcast here.  

[Radio] Hodges-Mace Talks Employee Benefits on Biz 1190

Hodges-Mace Co-CEO Peter Mace and SVP of Marketing Liz Sophia joined biz 1190’s Dana Barrett last week to talk employee benefits, employee engagement, and benefits administration. You can hear them below by fast forwarding to hour two of the show:

Bowling for Dollars (and why I’m proud to work for Hodges-Mace)

Our Bowling for Dollars event is one of my favorite times of the year. It makes me proud to work for a company that values me being the best version of myself, giving back to my community, and family time. Hodges-Mace continues to impress me through its commitment to serving the community and appreciation for [...]