Government Resources

Below is a list of important government agencies and website to assist in your understanding of employee benefits, compliance, and human resources.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (source).

Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA): The mission of the Employee Benefits Security Administration is to assure the security of the retirement, health and other workplace related benefits of America's workers and their families. We will accomplish this mission by developing effective regulations; assisting and educating workers, plan sponsors, fiduciaries and service providers; and vigorously enforcing the law (source).

Internal Revenue Service (IRS): The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the United States federal government. The government agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, and is under the immediate direction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. The IRS is responsible for collecting taxes and the administration of the Internal Revenue Code (source).

Medicaid: The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) serves as the focal point for all national program policies and operations related to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) (source).

Medicare: Medicare is a national social insurance program, administered by the U.S. federal government since 1966, currently using about 30private insurance companies across the United States (source).

Texas Department of Insurance (TDI): Regulates the state's insurance industry, encouraging competition to make insurance available and affordable (source).

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC): Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas (source).

The United States of Health and Humans Services (HHS): The United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services (source).

The United States Social Security Administration (SSA): Official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration (source).

The White House: Official White House site presents issue positions, news, Cabinet, appointments, offices and major speeches. Includes biography, video tour and photo essays (source).

United States Department of Labor (DOL): The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, reemployment services, and some economic statistics; many U.S. states also have such departments  (source). 

 

 

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