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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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Employer Guide to the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA)

In an age where an individual’s personal information is easily accessible by businesses and potentially malicious third parties, there’s never been more emphasis on the role organizations play in data […]
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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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ACA COMPLIANCE BULLETIN: IRS CONFIRMS ACA PAY OR PLAY PENALTIES STILL APPLY

OVERVIEW The IRS Office of Chief Counsel recently released an information letter regarding the employer shared responsibility (pay or play) penalties under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This information […]
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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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COMPLIANCE BULLETIN: FEDERAL AGENCIES FINALIZE RESOURCES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PARITY COMPLIANCE

OVERVIEW The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury (Departments) have finalized resources to promote compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). […]
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News Brief: Make Sure You Aren’t Grounded by the Real ID Act

Don’t miss an important meeting or family gathering, and don’t be that person who makes everyone else wait in line. Real IDs are set to become a new requirement […]
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5 THINGS TO REMEMBER AS OPEN ENROLLMENT SEASON APPROACHES

Open Enrollment season is upon us. For many human resources professionals, that statement sends chills down the spine, and that’s completely understandable as it can be a stressful time […]
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News Brief: 2018 FATALITY AND CATASTROPHE INSPECTIONS UP, BUT OTHER NUMBERS DOWN IN ANNUAL OSHA ENFORCEMENT SUMMARY

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated the most fatalities and catastrophes in over a decade during the 2018 fiscal year, but overall inspections were down slightly. In […]
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