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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

OVERVIEW On April 26, 2018, the IRS announced that, for 2018, taxpayers with family high deductible health plan (HDHP) coverage may treat $6,900 as the annual contribution limit to […]
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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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Compliance Bulletin

On Jan. 5, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that, effective April 1, 2018, employee benefit plans must comply with new requirements for disability benefit claims. ERISA plans […]
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ACA Compliance Bulletin

On Sept. 28, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final 2017 forms for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056. Employers should become familiar with […]
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Compliance Update: Senate Releases Draft ACA Replacement Bill

On June 22, 2017, Republicans in the U.S. Senate released a draft of their proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called the Better Care Reconciliation […]
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Senate Releases “Better Care Reconciliation Act”

Another version of universal healthcare was released Thursday, this time dubbed the “Better Care Reconciliation Act” or BCRA. After the House passed its “American Health Care Act” in May, […]
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IRS Warns Tax Professionals of New E-Service Email Scams

The Internal Revenue Service has issued an urgent alert to tax professionals who use IRS e-services to beware of an email asking them to update their accounts and directing […]
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