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CMS and OSHA deadlines are approaching! Mineral can help.

Mineral is an excellent resource that can save time and reduce stress for both you and your eligible small group employer clients as they prepare for upcoming CMS and OSHA compliance requirements.

Group health plans that include prescription drug coverage for employees and their dependents who are eligible for Medicare Part D not only have to provide a creditable coverage notice to employees annually (by October 15), but must also complete an online disclosure to CMS. This disclosure tells CMS whether the coverage is "creditable prescription drug coverage." Navigating the CMS website disclosure form can seem daunting to employers. Mineral’s compliance library includes resources to complement the CMS instructions for guidance on how to complete the form online. Remember, the form must be submitted annually within 60 days after the start of the plan year.

Employers with 11 or more employees (with some exemptions for low-risk industries) at any time in 2023 must display OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injury and Illnesses, from February 1 to April 30 in a visible employee notice area and electronically submit to OSHA by March 2, 2024. This requirement holds even if no incidents were recorded in 2023. A company executive must certify the form, and employee count applies company-wide, not by individual establishments. Mineral’s Workplace Safety and OSHA Logs products include an OSHA 300 log tool to support employers with their compliance obligations.

Partnered with our vast compliance library, Mineral’s experts are standing by and ready to answer your clients’ CMS disclosure and OSHA questions!

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