Compliance Resources and Links

Texas Benefit Solutions, Inc. is committed to ensuring you are kept up to date with all current policy and regulatory changes that might affect your benefit plans and program.  Availability of this information should never substitute for detailed consultation with your attorney or accountant.  Below are some useful web links.

A comprehensive online HR resource product is available free of charge to our clients through HR & Benefits Essentials.  The site covers topics such as; Employee Benefits, Human Resource Issues, Employment Law, Hiring and Termination.  There are hundreds of downloadable HR forms and even a selection of frequently asked questions.  Please contact our office for further information.

Texas State Agencies:

Texas Department of Insurance
www.tdi.state.tx.us
(800) 578-4677
(800) 252-3439 (consumer helpline)

Texas Workforce Commission
www.twc.state.tx.us
(800) 578-4677
(800) 252-3439 (consumer helpline)

Texas Health Insurance Pool 
http://www.txhealthpool.com
(888) 398-3927

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Texas Medicaid Program
www.hhsc.state.tx.us/medicaid/index.html

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
CHIP - Children's Medicaid Program

www.chipmedicaid.org


Federal Agencies:

Healthcare.Gov
www.healthcare.gov

United States Department of Labor
www.dol.gov

Employee Benefits Security Administration
www.dol.gov/ebsa/aboutebsa/main.html

COBRA Information
www.dol.gov/dol/topic/health-plans/cobra.htm

COBRA Continuation Coverage Assistance Under ARRA
www.dol.gov/ebsa/COBRA.html

OSHA United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration
www.osha.gov

United States Department of Treasury
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) Information Page
www.ustreas.gov/offices/public-affairs/hsa

Internal Revenue Service
Publication 969 (2009, Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans Information Page
www.irs.gov/publications/p969/index.html

Internal Revenue Service
Publication 502, Deductible Medical and Dental Expenses
www.irs.gov/publications/p502/index.html

Medicare.Gov - The Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare
www.medicare.gov


Additional Sources of Information:

National Association of Health Underwriters
www.nahu.org

Kaiser Family Foundation healthcare info/resources
www.kff.org

The National Underwriter
www.nationalunderwriter.com

A.M Best
Online ratings of Insurance Carriers
www.ambest.com

Mayo Clinic Health Information
Mayo Clinic Health Information's award-winning consumer Web site offers health information and self-improvement tools.
www.mayoclinic.com

WebMD
Research health topics and diseases.
www.webmd.com

WorldCare
www.worldcare.com
WorldCare's Second Opinion e-Consultation Services enables patients to receive specialist input in collaboration with their local attending physician without the expense and anxiety of leaving home.

 
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P.O. Box 1554
Gonzales, Texas 78629
Phone: (830) 672-0000
Fax: (830) 672-0018
Austin: (512) 266-9009

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