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Federal Broker Commission Disclosure Requirements in the Group Market – Update

The DOL has released long-awaited clarification on the new federal law that requires brokers to disclose commissions to clients in advance of a sale beginning 12/27/2021. Here is what you need to know.

Health Care Changes to Watch For in 2021

Here is what the Biden-Harris transition team seven-point plan to combat the coronavirus includes.

Cigna + Oscar 2021 Bonus Programs

The new Cigna + Oscar partnership offers Northern California brokers two exciting bonus programs for 2021: a First Case Bonus and a 4 for 4 for $4K bonus.

PPP Changes Put Spotlight on Small Businesses

President Joe Biden announced changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on Monday to help smaller, minority-owned businesses and sole proprietors left out of previous rounds of assistance under the Small Business Administration (SBA) program.

February Tech Updates from Account Management

Word & Brown’s Tech Team recently launched a monthly update on “news you can use” on technology-related topics. We will provide highlights each month in our Newsroom. Hopefully, you will find this information useful, and you’ll want to check back for our next installment.

Inland Empire Region Adds New Staff and Added Broker Resources

As part of Word & Brown’s ongoing efforts to deliver more to help brokers address the diverse needs of clients throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties, the General Agency has announced additions to its regional leadership team.

Promotions Announced for San Diego Regional Staff

Word & Brown General Agency has announced three promotions for staff in its San Diego Regional Office, which serves brokers in Imperial and San Diego counties.

Employee References and Information for IRS Form 1095-A, 1095-B, and 1095-C

By February, most taxpayers have received one or more IRS Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax forms providing information about the health coverage they maintained and/or were offered during the previous year. Here’s what you need to know, and how to help employees with these forms.