All employers that provide prescription drug coverage to individuals who are eligible for Medicare Part D are required to notify those individuals whether or not the coverage that is provided is creditable, as part of the Medicare Part D creditable coverage requirements. Notices must be provided to Medicare-eligible active working individuals and their dependents, Medicare-eligible COBRA individuals and their dependents, Medicare-eligible disabled individuals covered under the prescription drug plan, and any retirees and their dependents who are covered under the plan. Employer groups required to supply the notices to their participants include, but are not limited to, private employers, federal, state, county, and local governments, collectively bargained plans, and church plans.
Here comes the sun…
On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, North America will get a rare glimpse of a total solar eclipse. According to NASA, a total eclipse happens only once every hundred years or so – so it’s safe to say this is a once-in-a-lifetime event for many folks.
While a solar eclipse doesn’t bring the type of immediate destruction you’d see from other natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes or floods… it does present some unique risks.