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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 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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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 Bulletin: HSA / HDHP Limits Increase for 2020

OVERVIEW On May 28, 2019, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2019-25 to announce the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2020. […]
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NEWS BRIEF: New Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Reducing Health Care Costs Proposed

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the Senate Health Committee proposed a bipartisan bill called the Lower Health Care Costs Act. This bill sets out to address surprise medical billing, […]
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NEWS BRIEF: Trump Announces Plan to Combat Surprise Medical Billing

On May 9, 2019, President Donald Trump delivered a speech criticizing the practice of surprise medical billing. He announced a general plan of attack and hinted at a few […]
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Compliance Overview: EEO-1 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

The EEO-1 Report is a federally mandated survey that collects workforce data categorized by race, ethnicity, sex and job category. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title […]
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Health Care Compliance Bulletin: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH CARE SECURITY ORDINANCE

OVERVIEW Under San Francisco’s Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO), covered employers are required to spend a minimum amount of money on health care benefits for their covered employees. Specifically, […]
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Compliance Bulletin: FEDERAL COURT STRIKES DOWN ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLAN RULES

OVERVIEW On March 28, 2019, a federal judge ruled that parts of the Trump administration’s 2018 final rule on association health plans (AHPs) were invalid. The court directed the […]
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