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Compliance Update: California Expands Sexual Harassment Training Law

OVERVIEW On Sept. 30, 2018, California enacted a series of laws that strengthen the state’s protections against workplace harassment. Effective Jan. 1, 2019, these new laws: Require employers with […]
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REPUBLICANS END ATTEMPTS TO REPEAL AND REPLACE ACA

OVERVIEW Following the midterm elections, Republicans in the U.S. Senate have indicated that they will no longer attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The midterms […]
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Voters Identify Healthcare as America’s Top Voting Issue

Election day is now behind us and it was one for the books. Voters came out in record numbers for the 2018 midterms and changed the landscape of the […]
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IRS Releases New PCOR Fee

Monday, the IRS released Notice 2018-85 which adjusted the applicable amount for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Fees to $2.45 for policy/plan years ending on or after October 1, […]
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Compliance Bulletin: Final Forms for 2018 ACA Reporting Released

Overview In late Sept. 2018, the International Revenue Service, (IRS) released final 2018 forms and instructions for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056. 2018 Forms […]
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Compliance Bulletin: Draft Forms for 2018 ACA Reporting Released

Overview The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released draft 2018 forms for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056. 2018 draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C were released […]
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Compliance Bulletin: DOLs Model FMLA Forms Expire in 2018

OVERVIEW The Department of Labor (DOL) maintains model forms to help employers meet their notification obligations under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Employers are not required to […]
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Compliance Bulletin: Affordability Percentages Will Increase for 2019

OVERVIEW On May 21, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2018-34 to index the contribution percentages in 2019 for purposes of determining affordability of an employer’s plan under the Affordable […]
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Compliance Bulletin: Final Regulations – 2019 Notice of Benefit & Payment Parameters

On April 9, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued final regulations and related guidance on Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions including Essential Health Benefits (EHBs), […]
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Compliance Update: Creditable Coverage Disclosure to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Group health plan sponsors are required to disclose to CMS whether their prescription drug coverage is creditable or non-creditable within 60 days after the beginning of the plan year. For […]
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