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Some carriers are issuing premium credits and fiduciary responsibility under ERISA to go with them.
Carrier Premium Credits and ERISA Fiduciary Obligations Due to COVID-19 and state and local stay-at-home orders, utilization of group medical and dental insurance benefits is down. As a result, some carriers recently notified employers that they wil...read more
IRS Relaxes Election Changes and Other Rules for Cafeteria Plans and FSAs
IRS Relaxes Election Change, Other Rules for Cafeteria Plans and FSAs As the country continues to feel the impact of the COVID-19 National Emergency declared by President Trump on March 13, 2020, the IRS has provided some much needed guidance and re...read more
Here are the Latest Deadlines COVID-19 Has Disrupted
Agencies Extend Deadline to Pay COBRA Premiums, Extend Certain Other ERISA and Internal Revenue Code Deadlines Due to COVID-19 The impacts of the COVID-19 National Emergency, as declared by President Trump on March 13, 2020, have been vast. As a r...read more
Congress passes the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Congress passes the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act On March 27, the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act comes as a continued response to the Coronavi...read more
According to our legal team, here's everything employers need to know about COVID-19 and the new regulations.
Information for Employers and Group Health Plan Sponsors on COVID-19 New Employer Regulations in Response to COVID-19 to be Aware of to Stay Compliant States and the federal government have issued (or re-issued) guidance for employers in response...read more
Sixth Time's a Charm When it Comes to Grandmothered Medical Plans.
CMS Extends Transition Relief for Non-Compliant Plans through 2021 On January 31, 2020 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a one-year extension to the transition policy (originally announced November 14, 2013 ...read more
Don't want to incur a 21% tax on transportation benefits? Check out the latest tax Congress repealed.
Congress Repeals Unrelated Business Income Tax for Tax-Exempt Entities Offering Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits As part of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (the “Act”), Congress repealed Section 512(a)(7) of the...read more
Impeachment isn't the only thing the House has been working on this week.
Congress Expected to Pass Spending Bill that Repeals Three Major ACA Taxes, Extends PCORI *update as of December 23, 2019: President Trump signed the bill into law on December 20.* On December 17, 2019, the House and Senate ...read more
The IRS just gave everyone filing 1095-Cs the Christmas gift of extensions.
IRS Extends Deadline for Furnishing Form 1095-C, Extends Good-Faith Transition Relief The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Notice 2019-63, which extends the deadline for furnishing 2019 Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individua...read more
The IRS Just Updated the Instructions and Thresholds for Your 2019 ACA Reporting
IRS Releases Draft 2019 ACA Reporting Forms and Instructions The IRS has released draft forms and instructions for the 2019 B-Series and C-Series reporting forms (Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C) used by employers and coverag...read more