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Protecting Workers from Coronavirus

As concerns about the COVID-19 continue to rise, many employers are left to wondering what they can do to protect their workforce. This Risk Insights will examine what coronavirus […]
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Legal Update: DOL Releases New Model Employer CHIP Notice

The Department of Labor (DOL), through its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), has released a new model Employer CHIP Notice with information current as of Jan. 31, 2020. As […]
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U.S. SUPREME COURT WILL HEAR CHALLENGE TO THE ACA

On March 2, 2020, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case involved is Texas v. Azar, a […]
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Legal Update: Two New Model COBRA Notices Available from the DOL

The Department of Labor (DOL), through its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), has released updated versions of its model COBRA General Notice and model COBRA Election Notice, both with […]
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NO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS APPLIES FOR ACA PAY OR PLAY PENALTIES

On Feb. 21, 2020, the IRS Office of Chief Counsel released a memorandum clarifying that there is no applicable statute of limitations on pay or play penalty assessments under […]
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The State of the Union Address and the Employee Benefits Market

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, President Donald Trump delivered the 2020 State of the Union Address (SOTU). The SOTU is an annual message delivered by the president to a […]
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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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DRAFT FORMS FOR 2019 ACA REPORTING RELEASED

Overview On Nov. 13, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released draft 2019 forms and instructions for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056. 2019 draft […]
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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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