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Compliance Update: House & Senate Pass Spending Bill That Would Repeal Some ACA Taxes

The Federal Spending Bill has now passed both the House and the Senate. The next step is the President to sign it into law, which he is expected to do. In […]
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Final Forms for ACA Reporting Released

Overview On Dec. 9, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final 2019 forms and instructions for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056. 2019 Forms […]
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IRS Announces Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2020

OVERVIEW Many employee benefits are subject to annual dollar limits that are periodically increased for inflation. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced cost-of-living adjustments to the annual dollar […]
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Compliance Bulletin: DOL Proposes New Method for Electronic Delivery of Retirement Plan Disclosures

OVERVIEW On Oct. 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a proposed rule that would allow plan administrators to make retirement plan disclosures available on a website. […]
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ACA COMPLIANCE BULLETIN: PROPOSED RULE ON THE IMPACT OF ICHRAs ON THE ACA’S PAY OR PLAY RULES

OVERVIEW Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, some employers will be able to offer individual coverage HRAs (ICHRAs) to help employees pay for individual health insurance. ICHRAs were established by a […]
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Compliance Overview: Key HSA Features – 2020 Compliance

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are a popular type of tax-advantaged medical savings account available to individuals enrolled in high deductible health plans (HDHPs). Individuals can use their HSAs to […]
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COMPLIANCE UPDATE: OPEN ENROLLMENT 2020 BENEFIT NOTICES

Employers that sponsor group health plans should provide certain benefit notices in connection with their plans’ open enrollment periods. Some of these notices must be provided at open enrollment […]
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ACA Compliance Bulletin: IRS Expands Preventive Care for HDHPs to Include Chronic Conditions

OVERVIEW On July 17, 2019, the IRS released Notice 2019-45 to add care for a range of chronic conditions to the list of preventive care benefits that can be […]
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Healthcare Compliance Bulletin: California Enacts State Individual Mandate

OVERVIEW On June 28, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a state budget for 2019-2020 that establishes a state individual mandate, effective Jan. 1, 2020. This state-based […]
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Compliance Overview: CONNECTICUT ENACTS PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE LAW

OVERVIEW On June 25, 2019, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed Public Act 19-25 into law, establishing a statewide paid family and medical leave program. This new paid family leave […]
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