About Millennium Benefits Consulting

Millennium Benefits Consulting (MBC) is an Atlanta-based employee benefit and consulting brokerage firm that was incorporated in 1988. As a privately held, family-oriented organization, MBC stands apart from other consulting houses and brokerage firms because of our passion and talent for creating customized benefit solutions. The MBC team is comprised of associates with a variety of professional backgrounds and related areas of expertise, ranging from large national health insurance carriers to human resource departments. Having dealt extensively with both sides of the healthcare/benefits equation, MBC is uniquely qualified to develop benefit solutions that are valuable for employees, while making the most efficient use of the employer’s resources. Learn more about MBC at www.mbcllc.com.

HIPAA Final Regulations – Quick Overview

On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services released final regulations which provided sweeping changes to the rules under privacy, security, enforcement, and breach notification requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), the Health Information Technology for Economic Health (“HITECH”) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”). “Covered entities”, as defined by these regulations, must implement the new revisions     Continue reading

Health Care Reform – What Does It Mean to You?

Over the past few years, employees across the country have been raising questions about health care reform and how it will impact them. The following communication has been created to help inform and educate employees about the possible changes that may affect them in the future. What is Health Care Reform?  The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and then signed into law by     Continue reading

Employer-provided Life Insurance as Imputed Income

As an employer, you’re likely aware of the requirement of managing and calculating “imputed income” for your employees.  This requirement of the IRS applies to employees who are covered by an employer-provided benefit of more than $50,000 in term life insurance.  This requirement is tedious and challenging, especially if you have a payroll or software service, however it is one that must be administered.  This     Continue reading

The Basics: Employer Overview of Family & Medical Leave

A.             Definition of Family Medical Leave Family Medical Leave (FML) is a benefit that eligible/covered employers are required to offer to all eligible employees.  FML was created by the Department of Labor (DOL) through the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (often referred to as “FMLA”). THE PURPOSE OF FML Family Medical Leave was designed to provide a means by which employees could balance their     Continue reading

ALERT – Benefits Compliance Deadline October 15

    Employer Benefits Compliance – October 15th Deadline Medicare D Creditable Coverage Notification If you are an employer who provides prescription drug coverage as part of your benefit package, you are required under the Medicare Modernization Act to annually disclose to your Medicare-eligible population whether the pharmacy plan is “creditable” or “non-creditable”.  “Creditable” means the prescription drug coverage provided meets or exceeds the Medicare     Continue reading

Open Enrollment: A Fresh Look

Millenium Benefits Consulting offers a different perspective on what is normally one of the biggest headaches in an employer’s year.  Take a quick look to see if it helps… Yikes – Open Enrollment is just around the corner! Yep, it’s true – for plans renewing on January 1, 2013 – open enrollment is right around the corner.  Most employers and employees alike dread the open     Continue reading

“Qualifying Events” Made Easy

  As an employer, one question that challenges you again and again is which benefits can be changed when an employee experiences a family status change.  You may even ask “ what is a family status change or qualifying event”.    For example, an employee gets a divorce and has dependents.  Can the dependents remain on the medical, dental and vision benefits?  Or an employee adopts     Continue reading