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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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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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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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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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