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Compliance Overview: Form M-1 MEWAs and AHPs

Every year, the Department of Labor (DOL) requires administrators of certain Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs) that offer medical benefits to electronically file the Form M-1. The DOL considers the Form … Continued

Compliance Overview: Key HSA Features - 2019 Compliance

A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a type of medical savings account that has become popular due to the tax-advantages it provides for those enrolled in a High Deductible Health … Continued

Compliance Overview: Determining Whether Prescription Drug Coverage is Creditable

This “Compliance Bulletin” outlines methods for determining whether a group health plan’s prescription drug coverage is considered creditable. The coverage creditability must be reported to individuals eligible for Medicare Part … Continued

Compliance Overview: ERISA Disclosures for Welfare Benefit Plans

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for welfare benefit plans maintained by private-sector employers. ERISA-covered welfare benefit plans must … Continued

Compliance Overview: HSA Limits for 2019

The following article outlines the Health Savings Account (HSA) limits that apply for 2019. It provides a table that compares the 2019 limits to those from 2018. It should be … Continued

Compliance Overview: Which Federal Employment Laws Apply to My Company?

There are a number of different state and federal employment laws that have their own rules defining which employers are covered. This Compliance Overview provides a high-level look at key … Continued

Compliance Overview: DOL Health Plan Audits: Checklist of Requested Documents

The Department of Labor (DOL) has the authority to investigate or audit an employee benefit plan’s compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The attached compliance bulletin provides … Continued

Compliance Overview: Key HSA Features - 2018 Compliance

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the adjusted limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) for 2018. These limits include: the maximum HSA contribution … Continued

Compliance Overview: Wrap Documents for Welfare Benefit Plans

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) requires welfare benefit plans to have a plan document and a Summary Plan Description (SPD). The insurance certificate or benefit booklet provided by … Continued

Compliance Overview: Medicare Part D - Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notices

  Employers with group health plans that provide prescription drug coverage to individuals who are eligible for Medicare Part D must comply with certain disclosure requirements. Group health plan sponsors … Continued