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"Serving as your professional advisor in preparation for Health Care Reform, now & in the future."
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Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act continues to be in the forefront of our business for 2015. Some issues that we are diligently working on for our clients include:

  • New reporting requirement for companies with more than 50 employees. For your assistance, we have provided an updated PowerPoint, prepared by Lisa Murphy, CEBS, our Health Care Reform Specialist. The PowerPoint reviews the new requirements. You will find this under our Health Care Reform section.

    • We are meeting with all clients that are impacted by the reporting to assure compliance in January 2016.

  • Several lawsuits challenge the government’s ability to provide subsidies in the states that did not establish their own Exchange.

    • On March 4, 2015, the U.S Supreme Court heard oral arguments in one case, King v Burwell. This decision will have a major impact on the Affordable Care Act and we anxiously await the decision which should be announced in early June. To read more, click here.
We continue to grow: Please welcome Stacey Koning
We are pleased to announce, Stacey Koning has joined the Mills Benefit Group, a Lighthouse Company team on February 1, 2015 as an Account Executive. We are excited someone of Stacey’s caliber will be working with our clients and our internal staff.

Stacey has been in the employee benefit business for many years, starting 15 years ago, with Priority Health, where she worked for the CFO and President. Subsequently, Stacey moved into a sales position at Priority Health and then onto the agency side, working 9 years with an exceptional employee benefit agent, until his retirement. Before joining the Lighthouse team, Stacey worked for another agency for two and a half years.

We are thrilled to have Stacey join the Lighthouse team and we will be introducing her to many of you over the next few weeks.
Why Mills Benefit Group?

Mills Benefit Group has over 28 years of experience in the designing, implementing and servicing of employee benefit solutions and assists clients with their employee benefit programs. At Mills Benefit Group, we build relationships to ensure communication remains at the center of all benefit decisions, objectives and solutions. On January 1, 2013 Mills Benefit Group, merged  with the Lighthouse Insurance Group. This merger will allows us to continue with the highest level of consulting during this time of transition for employer sponsored health plans. The Lighthouse Group is a superior team of professionals dedicated to the same philosophy as Mills Benefit Group: Take care of the client, and everything will fall in to place. As a privately held organization, our focus is providing the best possible service to our clients. The Mills Benefit Group Business Concept means that we:

  • Are committed to our clients
  • Partner with our clients as members of "their" team
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Are experts in the employee benefit arena
  • Allow you to put your focus on your core business

Lighthouse Insurance Group/Mills Benefit Group, is recognized as the Top Area Employee Benefits Consultant in West Michigan.

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On May 1, 2014, Jamie Mills received the Clara Barton Humanitarian of the Year Award at DeVos Place.

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On May 1, Jamie Mills, Executive Vice President of Mills Benefit Group, a Lighthouse Company was presented the 2014 Clara Barton Humanitarian of the Year Award at DeVos Place. We congratulate Jamie on this prestigious award that exemplifies her commitment to philanthropy in our community.

The Launch of Health Care Reform:
HHS announces updated rules on COBRA Guidance:

Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor have issued new COBRA Guidance for Individuals and Families. The release was published to clarify situations in which a COBRA qualified beneficiary may enroll in a qualified health plan (QHP) through an Exchange and receive subsidies for that coverage.

COBRA and CHIP Model Notices Announcement

Jamie Mills will be recipient of the Edward J. Frey Sr. Distinguished Achievement Award
junior achievement

Jamie Mills will be recipient of the Edward J. Frey Sr. Distinguished Achievement Award  at the annual Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame.  The Junior Achievement West Michigan Business Hall of Fame event was created to honor prominent business leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to West Michigan, earned the respect of the local community, and called attention to the free enterprise system and its value to our community.  Jamie is receiving the Edward C Frey award for her service to the community in the areas of education, philanthropy, religion, social service, arts and science.

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Mills Benefit Group, A Lighthouse company is pleased to provide two ACA Toolkits. The Large Employer HCR Toolkit is for employers with more than 50 employees and the Small Employer HCR Toolkit is for employers with less than 50 employees. As we continue down the path of Health Care Reform, these concise Toolkits will be helpful.

• Small Employer HCR Toolkit
• Large Employer HCR Toolkit
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Lighthouse Group Merger

Mills Benefit Group merged with The Lighthouse Group and will now be the largest privately held insurance agency in Michigan. To learn more about our new partner, please visit

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