Form I-9 requirements were established in November 1986 when Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). IRCA prohibits employers from hiring people, including U.S. citizens, for employment in the United States without verifying their identity and employment authorization on Form I-9.
All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States.
This includes citizens and non-citizens. On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization. The employee must also present his or her employer with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization. The employer must examine the employment eligibility and identity document(s) an employee presents to determine whether the document(s) reasonably appear to be genuine and to relate to the employee and record the document information on the Form I-9. The list of acceptable documents can be found on the last page of the form.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
By Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use only the new version, dated 11/14/2016. Until then, they can continue to use the version dated 03/08/2013 or the new version.
New Expiration Date for Employer CHIP, COBRA General, and COBRA Election Notices is December 31, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has extended the effective date of its model Employer CHIP Notice, General Notice of COBRA Rights, and COBRA Election Notice through December 31, 2019. Previously, these model notices expired on December 31, 2016.
No other changes have been made to these notices beyond the expiration date. For the latest guidance regarding these notices, please visit the DOL's Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act and COBRA Continuation Coverage webpages or contact the DOL directly at 1-866-487-2365.
Member Cost Share Responsibility Misstated for Oxford Members - Claims Paid between 11/12/2016 and 12/1/2016
Oxford incorrectly reported the patient responsibility amounts on electronic claims statements sent to providers. As a result, this may cause, or may have caused, some providers to bill Oxford members for more than what they may actually owe. The error was corrected as of Dec. 1, 2016, and Oxford is contacting providers, including mailing them a letter, to notify them of this issue.
What Does This Mean to You?
Oxford will be mailing a letter to impacted Oxford members (employees and/or dependents). The letter explains that members who had claims paid between Nov. 12 and Dec. 1, 2016 should confirm that the billed amount from their provider(s) matches the "patient responsibility" amount shown on their Explanation(s) of Benefits (EOBs). The member's EOB(s) reflects the correct amount the member owes the provider(s).
If the Amounts Do Not Match or Members Have Questions...
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