BCBS Group Leader Information
You will recall that as a part of the Medicare Part D prescription plan there was a requirement to complete a disclosure for your prescription plan online with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The initial disclosure was required to be completed by March 31, 2006 which covered the August 1, 2005 plan year. An annual disclosure is now required within 60 days after the start of each new plan year. This means that for the August 1, 2014 plan year the online disclosure should be completed by September 30, 2014. This is the same disclosure that your BCBS rep would have discussed with you at your renewal. Model Creditable Disclosure Notice. Model Non-Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notice.
2014 KBA Survey Publications Now Available
If you were unable to participate in this year's Compensation & Benefits Survey or Comparative Data Report/Service Charge Survey, the results are now available to you. The Compensation & Benefits Survey contains compensation data on 65+ benchmark positions in the bank covering nearly 8,000 employees. The Comparative Data Report/Service Charge Survey serves as as excellent management tool by reporting trends in Kansas banking as well as bank earnings and expense ratios, along with fees charged for numerous bank services.
The Kansas Bankers Association is pleased to introduce an exciting new program through a partnership with Office Depot. Founded in 1986, Office Depot is the world's leader in office supplies and an industry leader in every distribution channel - from retail stores and contract delivery to catalogs and e-commerce. Click on the Office Depot link above for more information.
KBA Partners with SBS Institute to Offer Certification Programs
The SBS Institute serves community banks by providing educational programs that will certify a banker has the knowledge and skills to protect against todays information security threats. The certification programs offered by the institute are uniquely designed to address community banking needs, using community banking problems and solutions. The online course is a ten week option which allows the student to fit the course into their schedule. The student is able to watch lectures and complete any and all work at their convenience. The onsite option is offered at the discretion of the KBA.
The Kansas Banker
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