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Draft Forms for 2022 ACA Reporting Released

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released draft 2022 forms for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056. Draft instructions for these forms have not yet been […]
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SUPREME COURT DECISION: ABORTION RIGHTS

Issue Date: June 27, 2022 The Supreme Court released its decision regarding abortion rights on June 24, essentially reversing the previous Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey […]
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Employers See Increasing Numbers of Lawsuits Over Deficient COBRA Notices

Employers are seeing an increase in lawsuits from former employees alleging deficient Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) election notices, with statutory penalties of up $110 per person per […]
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ATTRACTING AND RETAINING EMPLOYEES DURING THE GREAT RESHUFFLE

The labor market is a bit unpredictable at the moment. Economists previously warned of a “Great Resignation,” a time when employees were expected to quit in record numbers and […]
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Transparency Compliance: Machine Readable Files

Background Under the “Transparency in Coverage” Final Rule (TiC), issued in 2020 by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of […]
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HSA/HDHP Limits Increase for 2023

On April 29, 2022, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2022-24 to provide the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2023. The […]
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Spending Bill Extends Telehealth Coverage for HDHPs

A spending bill signed into law on March 15, 2022, extends the ability of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) to provide benefits for telehealth or other remote care services before […]
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COVID-19 National Emergency Extended, Deadline Relief Continues

On Feb. 18, 2022, President Biden announced an extension of the National Emergency concerning COVID-19, stating that it must continue in effect beyond March 1, 2022. This extension impacts […]
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2022 Employee Benefits Market Outlook

To say the last couple of years have been unprecedented would be an understatement. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, virtually every aspect of the workplace has changed. Many employers […]
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OSHA WITHDRAWS COVID-19 ETS, BUT NOT THE PROPOSED PERMANENT RULE

On Jan. 25, 2022, OSHA provided notice that it is withdrawing its COVID-19 vaccination and weekly testing emergency temporary standard (ETS). The withdrawal will be effective once the notice […]
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