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The Benefits unit has received numerous calls on how and when the Health Care Reform Bill changes will affect K-State employees. To answer that question, we provide the information below from the Kansas Health Policy Authority:
KHPA Wednesday, March 24, 2010 As many of you may know, the Health Care Reform Bill was recently voted on, passed and signed by President Obama. The Kansas Health Policy Authority/State Employee Health Plan (KHPA/SEHP) is receiving many calls and emails asking how this will impact our members and their insurance coverage. Since the Bill was just signed, the KHPA/SEHP does not have details yet on how, when and what SEHP provisions are to be revised, developed and implemented. KHPA/SEHP is currently working on evaluating the Bill and determining a time line of what needs to be done and when. Once that is complete, KHPA/SEHP will communicate how this Bill impacts the SEHP benefits to our members.
Last spring K-State Division of Human Resources introduced a long-term care insurance benefit. We have invited Legacy Services back to conduct more seminars on this topic.
Legacy will be offering two 45-minute seminars. Lunch will be provided for all attendees. You must RSVP by calling Legacy at 1-800-230-3398, ext. 101.
Long-term care insurance pays for home health care, assisted living and nursing home care to help people with the functions of day-to-day living like bathing, dressing, personal hygiene care, transferring and eating. Also covered are services related to rehabilitation, chronic illness and cognitive impairment.
he seminar presentations are followed by a question/answer session. Topics covered include: what services does long-term care insurance pay for, how to get the most value for your money when purchasing coverage and how Kansas. Partnership Program benefits policyholders.
No obligation, one-on-one consultations are available by appointment. You do not need to attend a seminar to receive a consultation. Contact Legacy at 1-800-230-3398 ext. 101 to schedule an appointment.
To RSVP for a seminar, schedule a consultation or for any other questions, contact Legacy at 1-800-230-3398, ext. 101 or via email at email@example.com.
President Obama signed into law the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act. Under this new law, the spouse of a military service member may be exempt from Kansas Individual Income Tax for Tax Year 2009 and thereafter on income from services performed in Kansas. Please see the attached Kansas Department of Revenue, Office of Policy and Research, Notice 09-12 for additional information. http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxnotices/notice09-12.pdf (pdf). Employees who meet the requirements, may update their Kansas Withholding status through HRIS employee self service.
" A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. " Herm Albright