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January 2018


Team buildingAnnouncing the PacificSource Speaker Series for 2018

Want to get the most out of the often-confusing and underutilized healthcare benefits you offer your employees? If you attended our 2017 events in-person or via the web, then you know how these presentations helped professionals like yourself unlock the benefits and health of their employees via a wide variety of topics and discussions surrounding the healthcare industry.

Even if you haven’t experienced one of our Speaker Series presentations, you’ll have more chances to attend one this year. For 2018, we’re going bigger—with nine speaker events.

As always, the events are free, and held at our Tigard, Oregon office and via webinar.

We look forward to navigating the healthcare topics that matter most to you this year, and hope to see you in-person or online for our PacificSource Speaker Series 2018.

Upcoming Events

This year’s series covers topics ranging from team building to squashing negativity to understand HRAs, and more. For more detail on each session and to register, please visit our 2018 Speaker Series site.


ACA Reporting: Deadlines and Details

Tax season is just around the corner, and once again, employers, health insurers, and individuals will need to file their 1094 and 1095 forms with the IRS. The purpose of these forms is to verify that medical health coverage requirements are being met. Here’s what you need to know: 

Deadlines for the 2017 Tax Year

  • 1095-C forms (from applicable employers) are due to employees by March 2, 2018. [Ed. note: deadline change]
  • 1094-C summary transmittal (from applicable employers) must be filed with the IRS by: 
    • February 28, 2018, if filing manually. 
    • April 2, 2018, if filing electronically. (Employers filing more than 250 statements must file electronically.) 
  • 1095-B forms (from the insurer) are due to subscribers by March 2, 2018. Note: PacificSource plans to mail these statements to members the last week of January. [Ed. note: deadline change]

Important Details

  • We’ve updated our ACA Reporting Requirements Guide (pdf) to reflect the new dates. 
  • Again this year, PacificSource will provide our large, self-funded employer groups with a data assistance report to help them complete their forms. Please see page two of the ACA Reporting Requirements Guide for more info. 
  • Our next Member Newsletter, scheduled to mail in February, will include an article about the forms. We’ve also set up a dedicated toll-free number, shown on the form, for your employees to call with questions. 
  • The IRS has a helpful web page called ACA Information Center for Applicable Large Employers (ALEs).

Please consult with your own legal and tax advisors for advice specific to your business. Federal and state rules and interpretations of the ACA continue to evolve, and every employer’s circumstances are unique. 


Active&Fit Direct™ Fitness Center Program

The Active&Fit Direct program provides members with access to a broad network of participating fitness centers and YMCAs.

Freedom and Flexibility

The Active&Fit Direct program gives members access to 9,000+ fitness centers and YMCAs nationwide. Members can switch fitness centers to ensure they find the right fit. The program also includes access to the Active&Fit Direct website, which features a fitness center locater and online fitness tracking. 

Learn more about Active&Fit Direct at


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