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Latest News
 
2016-09-06TIN-SSN Mismatch FAQ
TIN-SSN Mismatch FAQ (Full Story)
 
 
Aug. 25 2016ACAWorks
ACAWorks (Full Story)
 
 
15 July 2016TotalWorks Next Generation
TotalWorks Next Generation (Full Story)
 
 
10 June 2016FSA Brochure 2016 v2
FSA Brochure 2016 v2 (Full Story)
 
 
10 June 2016BCC HSA Administration Overview 2016
BCC HSA Administration Overview 2016 (Full Story)
 
 
6 June 2016ACAWorks
ACAWorks (Full Story)
 
 
Notice
 
19-May-10Client FAQ
BCC is providing this FAQ to help you comply with the complex requirements of HR 3590 and HR 4872 [also IRS Notice 2010-38] as it is generally understood today. (Full Story)
 
 
Latest News
 
16-Jan-08Public Announcement
BCC's corporate wide meeting and computer system enhancements will affect business hours and system usage on Friday, January 18, 2008. (Full Story)
 
 
09-April-10Client Announcement
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Temporary Extension Act (TEA) extends the COBRA subsidy eligibility period through March 31, 2010 and adds a Reduction in Hours provision. The provision permits subsidy eligibility to those individuals who experienced an “Involuntary Termination” between March 2nd and March 31, 2010 that followed a “Reduction in Hours” Qualifying Event that occurred after September 1, 2008. (Full Story)
 
 
9-Nov-07Public Announcement
In order to continue providing the highest quality services to our clients, BCC’s Information Technology (IT) department will be performing system maintenance that will affect its network on Tuesday, November 13. (Full Story)
 
 
Notice
 
31-Oct-07New Regulations on Cafeteria Plans
The new IRS regulations arrived in August 2007. These changes, which will replace prior guidance issued at various times over the past 20 years, will provide modifications to the rules governing cafeteria plans, health FSAs, DCAPs and other benefits. (Full Story)
 
 
01-Oct-07BenXcel System Notice
You may be experiencing intermittent outages on BenXcel. BCC is aware of the problem and is working as quickly as possible to resolve the issue. Contact your Acct. Mgr. for more information.
 
 
Latest News
 
28-Sept-07Debit Card Changes in 2008
Beginning January 1, 2008, Debit Card access will be limited to health care merchants, unless merchants have an inventory information approval system (IIAS). For more information, click below and download one of BCC's informational brochures. PDF for employees. PDF for employers. PDF merchant list. (Full Story)
 
 
6-July-07BCC System Maintenance

Public Announcement: System maintenance for Benefit Coordinators Corporation (BCC) In order to continue providing the highest quality services to our clients, BCC's Information Technology department is planning a system maintenance window for Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th, 2007.

During this two day period, the IT department will perform upgrades to the infrastructure which will increase the performance for critical systems that provide service to you. While this work is in progress, the systems will not be available for your use. Thank you for your patience during this maintenance.

If you have questions or concerns about this scheduled maintenance, please contact the IT department at support@benxcel.com as soon as possible, or call your BCC Account Manager directly.

(Full Story)
 
 
16-Apr-07Routine Maintenance Scheduled
BCC will be performing routine maintenance on our systems on the following dates: *Sat., April 21 (starts 9pm ET) *Sun., April 22 (ends 9pm ET) BCC will post a maintenance message on the login page of the scheduled interruption. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and your employees. If you have any questions regarding these maintenances, please contact Customer Support at 800.685.6100 or at bccsupportteam@benxcel.com. (Full Story)
 
 
17-Apr-07BCC Supports TERI, Inc. Annual Golf Tournament
BCC invites you to "save the date" for the 18th Annual TERI, Inc. Dirce Schwarz Memorial Golf Tournament Thursday, May 3rd, 2007 at Torrey Pines Golf Course, North Course. Reception following at Hilton Torrey Pines. For more information visit www.teriinc.org. (Full Story)
 
 
08-Mar-07WalMart Debit Card Transactions Get Easier
On March 10th BCC, along with its vendor, Metavante HealthCare Payment Solutions, will introduce a new method for completing transactions with your MBI Benefits Card at Wal-Marts and Sam’s Clubs. The changes will be finalized on March 19th, 2007. See how these changes will affect you. (Full Story)
 
 
15-Dec-06IRS Announces Transition Relief for FSA Debit Card Holders
IMPORTANT NEWS FOR DEBIT CARD HOLDERS (Full Story)
 
 
Sept. FSA Newsletter
 
30-Sep-2006BCC Sept. 06 FSA Newsletter
The September BCC FSA Employer Newsletter is now available. This is a quick-read source of information on a variety of reimbursement topics. Click the full story link to download the PDF newsletter. (Full Story)
 
 
FSA
 
22-Aug-2006BCC Flex Spending Account Newsletter for Employers
BCC employer clients can now access the FSA Employer Newsletter. This is a quick-read source of information on a variety of reimbursement topics. Click the full story link to download the PDF newsletter. (Full Story)
 
 
Latest News
 
01-December-2005
Health America of Western Pennsylvania launches One-Stop program with BCC's BenXcel® online administration, enrollment and specialty administrative services for its health care clients. (Full Story)
 
 
04-February-2005
BCC and MBI Benefits debit card enables consumers to buy FSA-eligible items at drugstore.com's web store. (Full Story)
 
 
Archive 2005
 
28-July-2005
Benefit Coordinators Corporation announces strategic partnership with Total Compensation Solutions (TCS). (Full Story)
 
 
11-July-2005
Benefit Coordinators Corporation (BCC) announces strategic partnership with Polak International Consultants to serve SEMI Industry Association members. (Full Story)
 
 
Archive 2004
 
26-April-2004
BCC, Barney and Barney Align to Offer "Elite" Package of Employee Benefits and Online Administrative Services. (Full Story)
 
 
08-January-2004
BCC becomes a back-office solution for Fortis Benefits to ease administrative burden for their clients. (Full Story)
 
 
Archive 2003
 
10-September-2003
The IRS has announced that the cost of over-the-counter drugs and medicines now may be reimbursed by Health FSAs. (Full Story)
 
 
09-September-2003
Acclamation Systems offers robust online system that generates satisfaction among both clients and partners. (Full Story)
 
 
08-August-2003
Acclamation Systems offers robust online system that generates satisfaction among both clients and partners. (Full Story)
 
 
17-July-2003
BCC's popular alternative to HRA combines consumer-driven health plan with money saving features. (Full Story)
 
 
27-Jun-2003
BCC Helps Broker Retain Block of 35 Employer Clients with Creative COBRA Administration Solution. (Full Story)
 
 
11-Jun-2003
BenXcel® brings total on-line solution to mid-large size employers. (Full Story)
 
 
BCC Announcements & Other Items
 
13-Nov-2012BCC Recognized Among 2012 Best Places to Work Contest Finalists
Benefit Coordinators Corporation (BCC), a leading provider of outsourced solutions connecting Human Resources, Benefit Management and Specialty Administrative Services, announced today that it has been named by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of the best companies to work for in the Western Pennsylvania area, marking the first year that BCC has received this award. BCC is being honored for its positive work environment and its collaborative atmosphere that attracts and retains motivated and top-performing employees. (Full Story)
 
 
10-Nov-20062007 Transportation Fringe Benefits Announcement
November 06 FSA Employer Newsletter (Full Story)
 
 
17-July-2006The IRS has issued Notice 2006-69
The IRS has issued Notice 2006-69 providing additional guidance on electronic (debit) card transaction substantiation methods and other claim substantiation issues. The notice provides clarification on current substantiation methods and guidance on new substantiation methods for both debit card transactions and paper claims. (Full Story)
 
 
26-June-06BCC announces the launch of its revitalized website
Benefit Coordinators Corporation (BCC), a leading national provider of outsourced solutions connecting human resources, benefit management and specialty administrative services, announced a new online initiative today. (Full Story)
 
 
30-May-2006
IMPORTANT NOTICE regarding updated Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP) Regulations (Full Story)
 
 
03-April-2006
IMPORTANT NOTICE regarding enhancements to BenXcel® effective April 3rd, 2006!! (Full Story)
 
 
ACAWorks
 
7 July 2015ACAWorks Brochure
 
 
TotalWorks
 
7 July 2015TotalWorks Brochure
 
 
SmartCare
 
13 Oct 2014SmartCare Client Portal - TEST
 
 
Notice
 
29 September 14Transitional Exchange Reinsurance Fee Reporting & Payment
 
 
Audit
 
18 August 2014TRIN DEP AUDIT
 
 
BCConnections
 
21 July 2014BCConnections Q2 2014
BCConnections features informative health and wellness news items and offers a peek at the employees and activities behind the BCC scenes. (Full Story)
 
 
SmartCare
 
3 June 2014SmartCare App User Guide
 
 
9 April 2014My SmartCare User Guide
 
 
BCConnections
 
21 March 2014BCConnections - 1st Quarter of 2014
BCConnections features informative health and wellness news items and offers a peek at the employees and activities behind the BCC scenes. (Full Story)
 
 
12 Dec 2013BCConnections - Q3 & Q4, 2013
BCConnections is a quarterly newsletter designed to keep you informed of ever-evolving Health Care Report regulations and changes that affect you your benefits are administered. (Full Story)
 
 
FSA
 
8 NOV 2013FAQ: FSA Rollover Provision
IRS PROVISION 2013-71 (Full Story)
 
 
16 Oct 20132014 FSA Renewal
2014 FSA Renewal Deadlines and Guidelines (Full Story)
 
 
BCC on the Move
 
16 Sept 2013BCC New Pittsburgh Office Address
 
 
16 Sept 2013BCC Pittsburgh Location Address Update
 
 
HIPAA
 
6 Sept 2013Notice of Privacy Practices
 
 
SmartCare
 
27 August 2013BCC FSA Mobile App
Benefit Coordinators Corporation is pleased to announce that the My SmartCare mobile app for Flexible Spending Account debit card participants will now be available January 1, 2014. (Full Story)
 
 
BCC on the Move
 
20 August 2013Website Announcement 1
 
 
14 August 2013BCC is Moving - 1st Announcement for Non-BenXcel Groups
 
 
14 August 2013BCC is Moving - 1st Announcement for BenXcel Groups
 
 
14 August 2013BCC is Moving - 1st Announcement For Brokers
 
 
BCConnections
 
18 July 2013BCConnections-2nd Quarter 2013
BCConnections features informative health and wellness news items and offers a peek at the employees and activities behind the BCC scenes. (Full Story)
 
 
Notice
 
16 May 2013PCORI Fee FAQ
 
 
9 May 2013Exchange Notice and New Model COBRA Notice
The Affordable Care Act requires that employers must provide each employee a written notice at the time of hiring that explains their rights to enroll in the Exchanges/Marketplace. We also wanted to bring to your attention the changes to the Model COBRA Notice as it will inform Qualified Beneficiaries about options that they have in the Exchange/Marketplace. (Full Story)
 
 
SmartCare
 
30 April 2031My SmartCare and PIN for Employees
 
 
HRA
 
26 April 2013HRA FAQ
FAQs about ACA Implementation from the IRS. (Full Story)
 
 
SmartCare
 
16 April 2013My SmartCare and FSA PIN
 
 
BCConnections
 
15 March 2013BCConnections - 1st Quarter 2013
Attached is the latest issue of BCConnections, a quarterly newsletter designed to keep you informed of the ever-evolving Health Care Reform regulations and updated on important changes that affect how your benefits are administered. BCConnections features informative health and wellness news items and offers a peek at the employees and activities behind the BCC scenes. (Full Story)
 
 
COBRA Coverage Audit
 
13 March 2013COBRA-Coverage-Audit
15 Things that the IRS may ask employers in a COBRA coverage audit. (Full Story)
 
 
FSA
 
21 Dec 20122013 FSA Enrollment Reminder 12-21-12
BCC has not received your FSA enrollment or has only received partial enrollment for your 2013 Plan Year. (Full Story)
 
 
7 Dec 20122013 FSA Enrollment Reminder
BCC has not received your FSA enrollment or has only received partial enrollment for your 2013 Plan Year. (Full Story)
 
 
16 Nov 20122013 FSA Enrollment
Reminder to submit 2013 FSA enrollments by December 3rd. (Full Story)
 
 
11 Oct 20122013 Annual FSA Enrollment Reminder
 
 
BCConnections
 
5 Oct 2012BCC Connections - 3rd Quarter 2012
BCConnections features informative health and wellness news items and offers a peek at the employees and activities behind the BCC scenes. (Full Story)
 
 
FSA
 
26 Sept 2012FSA Qualifying Expenses
 
 
W-2
 
20 July 2012MLB W-2
 
 
BCConnections
 
19 June 2012BCConnections - 2nd Quarter 2012
A quarterly newsletter designed to keep you informed of the ever-evolving Health Care Reform regulations and updated on important changes that affect how your benefits are administered. (Full Story)
 
 
Debit Card
 
13 June 2012Debit Card Log-In Instructions
Please read this important communication regarding password complexity changes effective June 24, 2012. (Full Story)
 
 
W-2
 
29 March 2012W-2 Client Memo
W-2 Reporting of the Cost of Employer-Sponsored Group Health Plan Coverage (Full Story)
 
 
BCConnections
 
28 March 2012BCConnections - 1st Quarter 2012
BCConnections is a quarterly newsletter designed to keep you informed of the ever-evolving Health Care Reform regulations and updated on important changes that affect how your benefits are administered. (Full Story)
 
 
W-2
 
19 March 2012W-2 Chart
 
 
19 March 2012W-2 Questionnaire
 
 
Notice
 
16 March 2012IRS Notice 2011-28
IRS Notice 2011-28 (Full Story)
 
 
16 March 2012IRS Notice 2012-9
IRS Notice 2012-9 (Full Story)
 
 
13 March 2012Summary of Benefits and Coverage
2012 Healthcare Reform (Full Story)
 
 
W-2
 
13 March 2012W-2 Info
W-2 Reporting of the Cost of Employer-Sponsored Group Health Plan Coverage (Full Story)
 
 
Notice
 
22 Feb 2012CMS Regulations for Retroactive Terminations
While the following guidance is nothing new, we have been receiving feedback from some of our carrier partners that we felt was important to pass along to our clients and brokers. (Full Story)
 
 
3 Feb 2012BenXcel/Workforce Central - System Enhancements
 
 
FSA
 
27 Jan 20122013 Health FSA Limit
BCC Keeping You Informed - 2013 Health FSA Limit (Full Story)
 
 
22-Dec-20112012 FSA Reminder
Reminder: BCC has not received your FSA enrollment or has only received partial enrollment for your 2012 Plan Year. (Full Story)
 
 
Holiday
 
21-Dec-2011Holiday Reminder 2011
BCC Holiday Schedule 2011 (Full Story)
 
 
BCConnections
 
21-Dec-2011BCConnections: Issue 3 - 4Q, 2011
Attached is the latest issue of BCConnections, a quarterly newsletter designed to keep you informed of the ever-evolving Health Care Reform regulations and updated on important changes that affect how your benefits are administered. BCConnections features informative health and wellness news items and offers a peek at the employees and activities behind the BCC scenes. (Full Story)
 
 
Holiday
 
19-Dec-20112011 Christmas Card
Happy Holidays from BCC (Full Story)
 
 
FSA
 
12-9-2011FSA Reminder
FSA Reminder (Full Story)
 
 
 
20111207IRVIN LOVIN
Introducing BCC Sales and Service Depth for Alliant offices! (Full Story)
 
 
FSA Reminder 2012
BCC has not received your FSA enrollment or has only received partial enrollment for your 2012 Plan Year. (Full Story)
 
 
FSA
 
Reminder: 2012 Annual FSA Enrollment
 
 
 
26-Aug-2011BCConnections: Issue 2 - 3Q, 2011
Second installment of BCC's quarterly newsletter to our client and broker community. (Full Story)
 
 
BCConnections
 
30-June-2011BCConnections: Issue 1 - 2Q, 2011
Welcome to the first issue of BCConnections, a quarterly newsletter designed to keep you informed of the ever-evolving Health Care Reform regulations and updated on important changes that affect how your benefits are administered. (Full Story)
 
 
FTP
 
Employer Instructions for the BCC FTP Site
Employer Instructions for the BCC FTP Site (Full Story)
 
 
Employee Instructions for the BCC Secure FTP Site
Employee Instructions for the BCC Secure FTP Site (Full Story)
 
 
BCConnections
 
BCConnections Client Newsletter, Issue 1
 
 
 
Aetna Reporting Requirements
Not for public display (Full Story)
 
 
COBRA
 
COBRA Continuation Election Packets
We are pleased to announce some changes regarding our COBRA Continuation Election packets. The improved COBRA Continuation Election packet has a more streamlined appearance, which will appeal to your qualified beneficiaries. Additionally... (Full Story)
 
 
 
11-Feb-2011BCC Forms Strategic Alliance with HealthNow
HealthNow Administrative Services (HNAS), a subsidiary of HealthNow New York, Inc., one of the Northeast's leading health insurance and employee benefits companies, announces a new strategic alliance with Benefit Coordinators Corporation (BCC) to provide comprehensive benefit management solutions to employers through an expanding national broker infrastructure. (Full Story)
 
 
Reimbursements
 
3-Jan-2011Update: OTC Medication Reimbursements
Previously, we sent you an announcement that, effective January 1, 2011, certain over-the-counter (OTC) drugs will require a doctor’s prescription in order to be eligible for reimbursement. In it, we explained that participants would no longer be able to purchase those affected OTC items with health care debit cards. However, on December 23, the IRS issued a modification to this rule. (Full Story)
 
 
FSA
 
21-Dec-20102011 FSA Plan Amendment Alerts
Important information about Dependent Care changes, Cafeteria Plan changes, OTC Drug restrictions and the HEART Act (Full Story)
 
 
Notice
 
4-Nov-2010CMS Mandatory Reporting
Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-173) requires third party administrators, insurers and group health plan sponsors to report eligibility and coverage information for Medicare beneficiaries who have coverage under a group health plan, including Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and Medical Reimbursement Arrangements (MRAs), to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). (Full Story)
 
 
3-Nov-2010Exciting News for BenXcel Clients
We are proud to announce the next phase in our “Customer-Centric Model.” Thanks to your valuable feedback, we have created a new layer in our Service Model to streamline the process in which you contact us for service or requests, adding depth and breadth to our world class service. (Full Story)
 
 
9-Jun-2010IRS Notice 2010-38
 
 
CMS Mandatory Reporting
Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-173) requires third party administrators,insurers and group health plan sponsors to report eligibility and coverage information for Medicare beneficiaries who have coverage under a group health plan, including Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and Medical Reimbursement Arrangements (MRAs), to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). (Full Story)
 
 
FSA
 
FSA Enrollment - 2011 Reminder
It’s that time of year again–to address the annual enrollment of your Flexible Spending Plan (FSA). To ensure a smooth enrollment period, BCC is asking you to follow a few guidelines. (Full Story)
 
 
Audit
 
PPACA Eligibility Audit Opportunity
 
 
Latest News
 
22-Oct-2010Dependent Care Alert

Effective October 16, 2010, Metavante (BCC’s debit card vendor) released an enhancement to their system that affected the processing of “future contributions”.  The intent of the enhancement is to prevent contributions from being updated for terminated employees.

 

What does the deployment of this enhancement mean to you?

 

·          Contributions will not be updated into Metavante’s system until the actual pay date.

·          The Metavante system will no longer allow claims to be paid in advance of the pay date.

 

How will this change affect your Dependent Care?

 

·          Your Dependent Care participants will experience a delay in receiving their distribution equal to one pay cycle.

 

Why is this payment being delayed?

 

·          A “Request for Funding” is generated prior to your pay date, which previously allowed for the release of funds on or before the actual pay date. 

·          Now, the Future Contribution Management Enhancement does not permit the release of those funds to the participants until after the actual pay date has occurred.

 

When will the delayed payment be reimbursed?

 

·          Participants will receive the delayed funds on the next scheduled reimbursement date.

·          Example:

Ø        A contribution of $208.33 was scheduled to be taken on the 10/21/2010 pay date

Ø        The “Request for Funding” run processed this contribution on 10/20/2010

Ø        Prior to Change: The participant would have been reimbursed on 10/21/2010

Ø        After the Change: The participant will be reimbursed on 11/4/2010 (the next scheduled pay date)

 

Our Customer Service Representatives have been provided instruction on how to communicate, educate and assist your participants with this matter. 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact your Account Management Team for further information, clarification and/or assistance.

 

Regards,

 

BCC Management

(Full Story)
 
 
Notice
 
09-June-10Health Care Reform Bill & IRS Notice 2010-38: Over-The-Counter (OTC) Changes

As of January 1, 2011, regardless of your plan year, Health FSAs and HRAs cannot reimburse for OTC medicines and drugs (other than insulin) without a doctor’s prescription. This change affects only OTC drugs and medicines. Here is a partial listing of medicines/drugs that will require a doctor’s prescription as of January 1, 2011. NOTE: As of January 1, 2011, these medicines/drugs can no longer be purchased using an FSA debit card:

  • Acid Controllers
  • Allergy & Sinus
  • Antibiotic Products
  • Anti-Diarrheals
  • Anti-Gas
  • Anti-Itch & Insect Bite
  • Anti-parasitic Treatments
  • Baby Rash Ointments/Creams
  • Cold Sore Remedies
  • Cough, Cold & Flu
  • Digestive Aids
  • Feminine Anti-Fungal/Anti-Itch
  • Hemorrhoidal Preps
  • Laxatives
  • Motion Sickness
  • Pain Relief
  • Respiratory Treatments
  • Sleep Aids & Sedatives
  • Stomach Remedies

(Full Story)
 
 
19-May-10Client Announcement
Health Care Reform became a fact with the passage of HR Bill 3590 and the reconciliation bill, HR 4872. Both bills were signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. These historic pieces of legislation will require significant changes to health care and to the administrative services associated with it. Benefit Coordinators Corporation (BCC) would like to let you know what steps we have taken, and will be taking, as it relates to this new legislation. (Full Story)
 
 
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