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Compliance Bulletin: IRS Allows Employers to Recover Mistaken HSA Contributions

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released updated guidance regarding Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions that may qualify for recovery by the employer. Previously, the IRS released Notice 2008-59, which … Continued

Compliance Bulletin: Medicare Part D Disclosures Due by March 1, 2019 for Calendar Year Plans

Each year, sponsors of group health plans are required to indicate to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) whether their plan’s prescription drug coverage is creditable or non-creditable. … Continued

ACA Compliance Bulletin: ACA Individual Mandate Penalty No Longer Applies

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law. With this act, the individual shared responsibility (or individual mandate) penalty under the Affordable Care Act … Continued

ACA Compliance Bulletin: Impact of Individual Coverage on the ACA's Pay or Play Rules

Federal agencies have proposed a rule to expand the usability of Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs). As a result, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2018-88 to begin developing guidance … Continued

ACA Complianace Bulletin: Health FSA Limit Will Increase for 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has increased the dollar limit on employee contributions to health Flexible Savings Accounts (FSAs). Beginning in 2019 the FSA contribution limit is $2,700. Employers should … Continued

ACA Compliance Bulletin: Final Regulations Expand Exemptions from the Contraceptive Mandate

The Department of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury recently finalized two rules expanding exemptions from the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive mandate. These rules apply … Continued

ACA Compliance Bulletin: Final Forms for 2018 ACA Reporting Released

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the final forms and instructions for 2018 reporting under Revenue code Sections 6055 and 6056. Links to the forms and related instructions can … Continued

ACA Compliance Bulletin: Final Forms for 2018 ACA Reporting Released

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the final forms and instructions for 2018 reporting under Revenue code Sections 6055 and 6056. Links to the forms and related instructions can … Continued

ACA Compliance Bulletin: Draft Forms for 2018 ACA Reporting Released

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released 2018 Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (PPACA) draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C on July 11, 2018. The updated forms will be used by … Continued

Compliance Bulletin: FLSA Amendment Prohibits Employers from Retaining Tips, Allows Tip Pooling

On March 23, 2018, a bill was enacted which amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) tip credit rules. This amendment prohibits employers from retaining employees’ tips and eliminated prior … Continued

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