Compliance Recap January 2018

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Feb 9, 2018 @ 12:02 PM

January was a busy month in the employee benefits world. On January 24, 2018, the U.S. Senate confirmed Alex Azar as the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

IRS Reporting Tip 2 - 2017 Plan Year Form 1094-C, Line 22

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 @ 13:01 PM

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals are required to have health insurance while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer health benefits to their full-time employees.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

2018 IRS Reporting Tip 1 - Reporting Offers of COBRA Coverage

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 @ 15:01 PM

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) requires employers to offer covered employees who lose their health benefits due to a qualifying event to continue group health benefits for a limited time at the employee's own cost.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

Compliance Recap December 2017

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Jan 11, 2018 @ 08:01 AM

December was a relatively busy month in the employee benefits world.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

DOL Issues Proposed Regulations Regarding Association Health Plans

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Jan 9, 2018 @ 08:01 AM

On January 5, 2018, the Department of Labor's (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) which oversees Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) issued a proposed rule which would broaden the definition of "employer."

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

IRS Delay in 6055 and 6056 Reporting for 2018

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Jan 2, 2018 @ 16:01 PM

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals are required to have health insurance, while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer health benefits to their full-time employees.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

Health Insurance Reform: Predictions for 2018

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 @ 10:12 AM

Trying to predict what will happen in 2018 with health insurance reform is a bit like trying to predict the weather – quite often you will end up being more wrong than right.

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Topics: Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

Contraception Mandate Rolled Back for Employers - Update

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 @ 08:12 AM

Updated 12/1/2017

Two tri-agency (Internal Revenue Service, Employee Benefits Security Administration, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Interim Final Rules were released and became effective on October 6, 2017, and were published on October 13, 2017.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

Compliance Recap November 2017

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 @ 10:12 AM

November was a busy month in the employee benefits world. President Trump nominated Alex Azar for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

Compliance Recap October 2017

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 @ 08:11 AM

October was a busy month in the employee benefits world. President Trump announced a new Acting Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Eric Hargan fills the position vacated by Tom Price, who resigned in late September 2017.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits