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Individual HRAs and Health Care Reform

Question of the Week

CHIP Notice Updates

Question of the Week

IRS Announces Inflation Adjustments for 2020

Measuring Hours for ACA

Question of the Week

EEOC Component 2 Deadline Extended

Individual Marketplace Coverage Enrollment

Question of the Week

Department of Labor Releases Health Benefits Advisor Tool

Updated IRS Transmission Guide

Question of the Week

New California FSA Notice

New Jersey ACA Filing Requirement

Question of the Week

Medicare Part D Notices Due Soon

Opt-Out Payments & Health Care Reform

Question of the Week

Salary Increased for Overtime Pay

ACA Form Refresher

Question of the Week

VETS-4212 Filing Due

Small Employers May be Large for ACA

Do School Meetings Count for FMLA Leave?

Question of the Week

MLR Rebates Coming

Some Employers Must Be Ready for SAR Distribution

Question of the Week

Valuable IRS Resources for ACA

Changes to FMLA Forms?

Question of the Week

Two Calculations for Full Time Employees

Question of the Week

Help Your Employees Stay Informed of Their Rights

Pay Attention to Your ACA Requirements

States Implement ACA and Require Employer Reporting

Question of the Week

Take a Look at the New Model CHIP Notice

Question of the Week

New Toolkit Helps with Disability Accommodations

ACA Requires Social Security Numbers from Your Employees

Question of the Week

EEO-2 Pay Reporting: Ensuring Equality in the Workplace

Coverage for Those Who Suffer from Chronic Conditions

Make Sure Your Plan Remains Affordable in 2020

Question of the Week

New IRS Updates That Impact HSA Benefits

Did you File Your Form 5500?

Cadillac Tax Not Driving Health Care Reform

Question of the Week

Question of the Week

Changes in Your Health Care and What You Need to Know

Does Your SAR Comply with the Updated Model?

Question of the Week

Checkup On Your Paycheck

Did You Pay Your Annual PCORI Fee?

YouTube for More than Just Dancing Cats

Question of the Week

Are You Calculating Full-Time Employees Properly?

Question of the Week

The Rules Are Changing: Exploring Your New Individual HRA Options

What the Possible Changes in ACA Non-Discrimination Rules May Mean for Your Business

Are You Remembering to Distribute the Health Care Marketplace Notice?

Question of the Week

You May Want to Follow IRS Tips for FSA Reimbursements

Question of the Week

Apprenticeship Resources

Department of Justice Urges ACA Repeal

IRS Resources for ACA

Question of the Week

Independent Contractors in Virtual Marketplace

Summer Employment/Student Employment

IRS Penalty Assessment Letters

Question of the Week

Question of the Week

Social Security Employer Correction Request Notices

State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges

Employer for ACA

Question of the Week

EEOC Pay Data Reporting

Question of the Week

Mental Health Disabilities at Work

Controlled Group Determination for ACA

Question of the Week

EEO-1 Reporting Open

Determining Full Time Employees for Offering Coverage

Question of the Week

Employer-Sponsored Volunteer Hours and FLSA

Association Health Plan Guidance Overruled

Question of the Week

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

IRS Confirms Penalty Relief

Question of the Week

Changes to Overtime Pay Rules

1094 Transmission Due Monday

Employees Cannot Decline FMLA Leave

Question of the Week

Income Tax Filings and ACA

Question of the Week

Online Quiz for Verification of Employee Status

IRS FAQs on Minimum Essential Coverage

Question of the Week

Background Check Forms

Next Up- Form 1094 Transmissions

Question of the Week

Updated Form 2441- Child and Dependent Care Expenses

Form 1095 Distribution Due Date Approaching

Question of the Week

Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave

Distributing ACA Forms by Email

Question of the Week

CMS Filing for Medicare Part D

Deadline Approaches for 1094-B/C Transmission

Question of the Week

Health Plan Documentation for ERISA Plans

CRS Employer Shared Responsibility Report

E-Verify

Question of the Week

ACA Reporting Requires Social Security Numbers

Question of the Week

COBRA Time Periods

Hardship Exemptions for Not Having Health Coverage

Question of the Week

IRS Releases New Publication 502 for Medical Expenses

E-Filing Now Open

Preventive Care Services

Question of the Week

Employer DOL Poster Requirements

Question of the Week

IRS Standard Mileage Rates

Completing Lines 14-16 of Form 1095-C

IRS YouTube Assistance

Texas Court Rules to Invalidate the Affordable Care Act

Question of the Week

Reporting for ACA Compliance

Question of the Week

FMLA Tax Credit

Look Back Measurement Results for Calendar Year Plans

Question of the Week

SBA Business Planning

BREAKING NEWS: Due Date for 1095-B/C Distribution Delayed

Question of the Week

Open Enrollment Notices for Health Plans

IRS Announces 2019 Tax Year Plan Inflation Adjustments

Question of the Week

Qualified Transportation Benefit Primer

PCORI Fee for 2018

Question of the Week

Question of the Week

2019 COLA for Social Security

Healthcare.gov Marketplace Enrollment

New IRS Tax Reform Website

Question of the Week

Proposed Regulations Address Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Question of The Week

Mid-Year Cafeteria Plan Election Changes

Question of the Week

DOL Releases New FMLA Forms

Question of the Week

Distribute Medicare Part D Notices Now

Question of the Week

IRS Releases New ACA Test Filing Package

Updated FCRA Notices

Question of the Week

Summary Annual Report Due Soon

ACA Penalty Notices

Draft 2018 Form 1094/1095 Instructions Released

Question of the Week

School Activity Leave

Question of the Week

Withholding Adjustments

New Q&As on Employer Shared Responsibility

Question of the Week

DOL Directives on EEO Compliance and Religious Freedom Protection

Question of the Week

Life Changes and Benefit Choices

Question of the Week

Worker Records Required under FLSA

Question of the Week

Exemption to Overtime Rule for Seasonal Federal Workers

Question of the Week

IRS Releases Draft ACA 1095-C Form

Annual Form 5500 Filing

Question of the Week

Limited Wrap Around Coverage Filing

Association Health Plans

Question of the Week

Using Health Flexible Spending Account Plan Forfeitures

Question of the Week

Paid Family Leave

Question of the Week

Compensation for FMLA Breaks

Medical Loss Ratio Rebates under ACA

Question of the Week

White Collar Exemption Fact Sheet for Higher Education Institutions

IRS Issues Guidance on Understanding Letter 227

Question of the Week

Reporting and Disclosures under ERISA

ACA PCORI Fee due July 31, 2018

Pending Dependents in MyEnroll

Question of the Week

Extended EEO-1 Filing Due Tomorrow

Increase to ACA Affordability Percentage

Question of the Week

Family and Medical Leave Act Credit

Question of the Week

HSA Limits

Work Travel Time

Question of the Week

Question of the Week

Group Health Plan Legal Compliance

ACA Coverage for Emergency Services

Wage and Hour Compliance Videos

Question of the Week

Options for Determining Full Time Status

Question of the Week

Final Rule Scales Back ACA

Employers with Tipped Employees

ACA Compliance Continues

Question of the Week

Employers Subject to COBRA

Question of the Week

Form 1040 Individual Tax Return Health Care Disclosures

IRS Updates Publication 969 - FSA/HRA/HSA

Question of the Week

IRS Form 1094 Electronic Transmission Due

DOL Payroll Audit Program

Question of the Week

COBRA Qualifying Events

IRS ESRP Assessments

Federal Poverty Level for Affordability

Health Benefits Advisor for Employers

Question of the Week

Question of the Week

Employee Priorities for Federal Government Employers

IRS Issues Best Practice Guidance on ACA for Tax Return Preparers

Question of the Week

FLSA Overtime Calculator Advisor

2018 Form 1095 Distribution Deadline- Tomorrow!

Question of the Week

EEO-1 Filing Season

Form 1094 Paper Filing Deadline Next Week

Cadillac Tax Delayed Again

Question of the Week

Medicare Part D CMS Filing Due Soon

Questions about 1095 Forms

Question of the Week

Updated Publication 502 and 503- Medical and Dependent Care Expenses

Question of the Week

Small Business Health Plans

Electronic Form 1095 Distribution

Flexible Spending Account Plan Structure

Question of the Week

Requirement to Offer Health Coverage

Federal Contractor Sick Leave Laws

Individual Mandate Coverage Exemptions

Question of the Week

Collecting Social Security Numbers for ACA Reporting

Question of the Week

2018 Mileage Rates

Question of the Week

Employee Parking Benefit

Lines 14 and 16 of Form 1095-C

Tax Reform and ACA Individual Mandate

Question of the Week

Employer Notice Posting Requirements

IRS To Enforce ACA Pay or Play Employer Mandate

Question of the Week

New Minimum Wage for Certain Federal Contracts

Who is the Employer for ACA?

OSHA Electronic Data Submission

Question of the Week

ACA Reporting Tax Form Primer

Form 5500 Changes

IRS Releases Forms for Pay or Play Penalty

Question of the Week

New EEOC Online Reporting Portal

Question of the Week

Last Transitional Reinsurance Fee

Question of the Week

U.S. House Tax Bill Proposes Changes to FSAs

IRS To Enforce ACA Pay or Play Employer Mandate

Question of the Week

IRS Issues Per Diem Rates for Business Expenses

Look-Back Measurement Method

Question of the Week

ACA Open Enrollment for Individual Coverage

IRS Releases 2018 Inflation Adjustments to Tax Provisions

Question of the Week

Executive Order Addresses HRAs

Individual Mandate and Income Tax Returns

Medicare Part D Notices Due

Opt-Out Payments Under ACA

Question of the Week

Question of the Week

Required Notice Distribution

Full Time for ALE vs. Full Time for Benefits

School Leave Laws

Question of the Week

U.S. Senate Again Fails to Replace ACA

Question of the Week

Affordability for 2018

IRS Guidance on Leave Donation Programs to Help Hurricane Victims

Question of the Week

Does your Company Have to Comply with ACA?

New Overtime Rule Declared Invalid

Question of the Week

Draft Instructions for Form 1094/1095-B/C

EEO-1 Employee Pay Reporting Requirement Suspended

VETS Filing Season

Question of the Week

Seasonal Employees

Question of the Week

HIPAA Protections Beyond Security

IRS Confirms ACA Still Applies

Question of the Week

New Form I-9 Released

Revised SBC for 2017 Open Enrollment

Employer Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act

IRS Web Pages for Health Care Reform

Question of the Week

IRS Releases Draft 1094/1095 Forms for 2017 Filings

Question of the Week

Reporting Requirements Based on Employer Size

Impact of Women-Owned Businesses

Medical Loss Ratio Rebates Coming Soon

Question of the Week

Senate Health Care Reform Debate

Question of the Week

Form 5500 For Calendar Year Plan Due Soon

Senate Releases Another Version of Health Care Reform

Question of the Week

Guidance on Joint Employment and Independent Contractors

Question of the Week

No Vote on Senate Bill, House Takes Additional Action

COBRA Notice Drafted for Average Plan Participant

IRS Facts about Employer Shared Responsibility

Importance of COBRA Processes

Question of the Week

Senate Releases Its Version of Health Care Reform

Question of the Week

Health Flexible Spending Account Plans and a Debit Card

Question of the Week

Mental Health Parity in Health Plans

Health Care Exchange Notice Requirements

Question of the Week

Be Careful with PCORI Fee Reporting

Health FSA Contributions and Leaves of Absence

Question of the Week

Requirements for Sick Leave

Determining FTE Status

Question of the Week

Affordability Percentage Threshold Decreased for 2018

Salary Reporting for EEO Compliance

Question of the Week

Philadelphia and New York Wage History Law

IRS Is Scored on Management of ACA Employer Mandate

Question of the Week

Data on Self-Insured Health Plans

New AV Calculator

American Health Care Act Passes U.S. House of Representatives

Question of the Week

7th Circuit Rules on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Unlimited Vacation Policies

Question of the Week

ACA Still Law of the Land

Important Update     MyEnroll.com Enhancements

Question of the Week

Anti-Harassment Training

Tax Return Individual Mandate Disclosure

Question of the Week

Lie Detector Tests

New Summary of Benefits and Coverage

Question of the Week

Health Savings Accounts

Marketplace Health Exchange Stabilization

Question of the Week

Resources for Working Women

Form 1094 Transmission Due

Question of the Week

Nondiscrimination Testing for Flexible Spending Account Plans

​American Health Care Act Amendments

Question of the Week

Employee Reviews

QSEHRA Notices Delayed

Question of the Week

Publication 502 and Publication 503- Medical and Dependent Care Expenses

American Health Care Act

BAS Participates in Ronald McDonald Guest Chef Program!

Question of the Week

Age Discrimination Claims Expanded

Deadline for Form 1095 Distribution- TODAY!

Question of the Week

Publication 15-A Provides Useful Information for Employers

Form 1094-B/C Paper Filing Transmission Deadline Quickly Approaches

Question of the Week

Medicare Part D Disclosure Notice Filing Due

ACA and Small Employers

Question of the Week

Definition of Dependent

FAQs for Individuals Receiving Form 1095

Question of the Week

New I-9 Form to Be Used Now

ACA Impact on Taxpayers

Question of the Week

EBSA Resources

Executive Order Asserts Policy to Repeal ACA

Question of the Week

Preventing Sexual Harassment

Completing Line 16 of ACA Form 1095-C

Question of the Week

Equal Pay for Equal Work

Line 14 Code Explanations

Question of the Week

New Guidance on National Origin Discrimination

Individual Mandate

Year-End Reports in MyEnroll.com

Question of the Week

New Tool to Help with Medical and Disability Leave Compliance

More Time to Provide Information to Employees

Question of the Week

21st Century Cures Act

Opt Out Payments in Cost of Coverage

Question of the Week

Revised Form I-9 Issued

ACA and Seasonal Workers

Question of the Week

Revised Form 5500

IRS Tips for Large Employers

Question of the Week

Breaks and Meal Periods

Insurance Companies Request SSNs

Question of the Week

Poster Requirements for Employers

Consider ACA During Open Enrollment

Question of the Week

Employers to Report Pay Data

Transitional Reinsurance Fee Employee Count Due November 15

Question of the Week

IRS Releases COLA Adjustment to 2017 Tax Limits

New Authentication Contemplated for AIR Filers

Question of the Week

New Per Diem Reimbursement Rates

Final ACA Forms and Instructions Released

Question of the Week

Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave in the United States

Controlled Group Determination

Question of the Week

Sex Discrimination Regulations Revised for Federal Contractors

Nondiscrimination Postings for Covered Entities

Question of the Week

Court Ruling Prohibits Inclusion of Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements

IRS Warns about ACA Phishing Scam

Question of the Week

Medicare Part D Notices

IRS Resource Center

ACA Penalties for Noncompliance

New Notice for Wellness Programs

Question of the Week

IRS Reporting Under Health Care Reform

Question of the Week

SAR Distribution Due Soon

Question of the Week

COBRA and Medicare

Draft Instructions for Form 1094/1095-B

Question of the Week

DOL Penalties Increased

Managing Marketplace Notices

Question of the Week

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Draft Instructions to 2016 Form 1094-C and 1095-C

Question of the Week

EEOC Changes Data Collection for Religious Discrimination Claims

IRS Tools for Understanding ACA

Question of the Week

Revised Pay Data Regulations from EEOC

TIN Solicitation and ACA Reporting

Question of the Week

COBRA TPA Provided Proof of Mailing to Avoid COBRA Penalties

Opt Out Payments and Affordability

Tax Treatment of Wellness Program Rewards

Question of the Week

Coverage for Full-Time Employees

Question of the Week

New Form 5500 Requirements

IRS Issues 2016 Draft ACA Reporting Forms

Question of the Week

Pre-Existing Conditions and Potential Employer Liability

More Time to Transmit Form 1094

Question of the Week

Credit Checks for Employment in Philadelphia

Form 1094 Electronic Filing Due Today

Question of the Week

Guidance on Health FSA Features

PCORI Fee Due this Summer

Question of the Week

The EEOC Releases Final Rule on Employer Wellness Programs and Title I of the ADA

Employment Status of Teachers on Summer Break

Question of the Week

DOL Guidance on Life Changes

Electronic Filing of Form 1094 Due Soon

Question of the Week

FSA Requests for Substantiation

Offer Coverage Based on Lookback Results

Question of the Week

Screen the Staffing Agency: Liability When Hiring Temporary Workers

Count Your Employees

Question of the Week

New Overtime Rules Require Action By All Employers

Pay or Play Penalties

Question of the Week

New FMLA Guidance

Increased Affordability Limit

Question of the Week

Bad COBRA Notice Can Cost You

Counting Employees

Question of the Week

Employer not Liable for Missed COBRA Notice

New SBC Template and Instructions

Question of the Week

I-9 Forms

We Distributed Our 1095 Forms, Now What?

Question of the Week

New York and California Increase Minimum Wage

Correcting Mistakes on 1095 Forms

Question of the Week

COBRA Notice

What to Do with Form 1095

Question of the Week

Philadelphia Employers are Banned from Using the Box

Final Countdown for 1095 Form Distribution

Employer Shared Responsibility

Question of the Week

Paid Sick Leave Required for Federal Contractors

Question of the Week

Sexual Orientation Discrimination

IRS Guidance on ACA

Question of the Week

Reducing Hours to Avoid Offering Health Coverage

Form 1095-C Lines 14 and 16

Question of the Week

Medicare Part D Disclosure Notice

Tracking Hours Worked

Question of the Week

Employers Will Be Required to Report Salary on EEO-1

Employees Working at Multiple Employers

Question of the Week

Revised Publication 502

Size Matters

Question of the Week

Joint Employers and FLSA Compliance

Form 1095-B/C

Question of the Week

Health Coverage Tax Credit Restored

Health Care Information Forms for Individuals

Question of the Week

ADA and Wellness Program Rules

Cadillac Tax Delayed

Question of the Week

Philadelphia Tightens Background Check Law

Delayed Form 1095 Filings and Impact on Individual Income Tax Filing

SPECIAL ALERT- Health Care Reform (ACA) Reporting Delayed

Question of the Week

Transit Benefit Parity

Changes for 2016 Filings

Question of the Week

Reimbursing Employee for Cost of Coverage from Spouse

ACA Reporting Deadline Looms

Question of the Week

2015 Form 5500 Released

Employer Considerations for ACA Form Filing

Question of the Week

Same Sex Marriage Regulations

Penalties Under Health Care Reform

Question of the Week

GINA and Employer Wellness Programs

Full-Time Employee Determination

Question of the Week

California Fair Pay Act

Requesting Social Security Numbers

Question of the Week

COLA Adjustments for Plan Benefits Released

Automatic Enrollment Repealed

Question of the Week

HR Notices

Transitional Reinsurance Fee Due Soon

Question of the Week

No Cost of Living Adjustment for Social Security

PCORI Fee for 2015-2016

Question of the Week

Life Changes and Benefits

New Definition of Small Employer for Health Insurance Coverage

Question of the Week

Employee Handbooks

Affordability of Health Coverage

BAS Participates in Valley Youth House Backpack Challenge!

Question of the Week

FSA Plan Expenses

IRS Releases ACA Information Center for Applicable Large Employers

BAS Employee Sings at Papal Mass in Philadelphia

Question of the Week

Department of Labor Offers Resources for Employers

Final Forms 1094 and 1095 and Instructions Released

Question of the Week

Mandated Sick Leave for Employees of Federal Contractors

Reporting Taxpayer Identification Numbers

Question of the Week

Identity Protection Services Not Included in Income

Change in Minimum Value Rules

Question of the Week

Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notices

Counting Hours of Service

Question of the Week

Student Intern or Employee?

ALE Considerations

Question of the Week

Distribution of Summary Annual Report

Draft ACA 2015 Filing Instructions Released

Question of the Week

Veterans Employment Reporting Due Now

IRS Report on Health Care Reform

Question of the Week

Guidance Issued on Independent Contractors

New Guidance on Cadillac Tax

Question of the Week

Reinstatement of Health Coverage Tax Credit Program

Primer on the forms for New Health Care Reform Reporting

Question of the Week

Uber Driver- Employee or Independent Contractor?

Medical Loss Ratio Reporting

Question of the Week

Proposed Changes to Overtime Rules

Trade Act Increases ACA Penalties

Question of the Week

Funding for Paid Leave Research

2015 Draft Health Care Reform Reporting Forms Released

Colorado Employers May Fire for Marijuana Use

Question of the Week

Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) and Essential Health Benefits and Minimum Value

Supreme Court Upholds ACA Exchange Subsidies

Question of the Week

Updated FMLA Forms

Question of the Week

New York City Restricts Use of Credit Reports for Background Checks

Final SBC Rules

Question of the Week

Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

PCOR Fee Due by July 31 for Calendar Year Plans

Question of the Week

COBRA Processes and Procedures Necessary

IRS Tax Tip on ACA for Employers with Fewer than 50 Employees

Question of the Week

HSA and HDHP Cost of Living Adjustments

IRS Issues New FAQs on Health Care Reform

Question of the Week

HIPAA and Wellness Programs

IRS Publication Explains Health Care Reform Reporting

Question of the Week

Facebook Postings May be Protected Speech

Information Reporting for Minimum Essential Coverage

Question of the Week

Circuit Court Finds Telecommuting not a Reasonable Accommodation

Cadillac Tax Draws Criticism in Congress

Question of the Week

CMS Releases Standards for Medicare Part D

Are you an Applicable Large Employer?

Question of the Week

EEOC Weighs in on Employer Wellness Plans

Affordable Care Act and Wellness Program Exception

Question of the Week

Posting SPD on Intranet

2016 Limits for Certain Health Care Reform Limits

Question of the Week

DC Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act Notice Requirement

Shared Responsibility Payments

Question of the Week

Pregnancy Accommodation

Insurance Companies Asking for SSNs

Question of the Week

COBRA Upon Change in Premium

Special Enrollment for Health Insurance Marketplace

Question of the Week

Paid Sick Leave Required in the City of Philadelphia

Employer Payment Plans

Question of the Week

Retiree Health Benefits

Small Employer Health Care Reform Tax Credit

Question of the Week

Proposed Updates to Federal Contractor Sex Discrimination Rules

Individual Penalties Waived for Some Taxpayers

Question of the Week

FMLA Changed to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Guidance on Cadillac Tax

Question of the Week

COBRA Class Action Settlement

IRS Explains Employer Health Care Reform Requirements

Question of the Week

Statutory Damages and Failure to Provide COBRA Notice

IRS Releases Final Health Care Reform Reporting and Transmittal Forms

Question of the Week

Massachusetts Parental Leave Act

Plan Not Meeting Health Care Reform Requirements Could Be Taxed

Question of the Week

Employer’s COBRA Processes Prevented Penalties in Lawsuit

IRS Releases Health Care Reform Guidance for Individuals

Question of the Week

DOL Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Online Filing Required for Plans with Prescription Drug Coverage

Question of the Week

Transit Pass Limit Retroactively Increased for 2014

New SBC Rules Proposed

Question of the Week

Transit Plans and Electronic Payment Cards

Will You Be Subject to Health Care Reform This Year?

Question of the Week

Department of Labor Releases Health Plan Compliance Tool

New IRS and Employee Filing Requirements Under Health Care Reform

Question of the Week

New IRS Benefit Limits for 2015

Pay or Play Penalties

Question of the Week

EEOC Challenges Wellness Programs

Individual Mandate

Question of the Week

EEOC Settles GINA Lawsuit

Deadline Extended for Submitting Enrollment Counts for Reinsurance Contributions

Question of the Week

Employer Properly Rescinded Employment Offer After Egregious Facebook Posting

New FAQs Address Reimbursement Plans and Individual Health Policies

Question of the Week

IRS Releases Cost of Living Increases for Welfare Benefits

HPID Enforcement Delayed

Question of the Week

Minimum Wage Raised for Certain Federal Workers

New Government Resources for Health Care Reform

Question of the Week

Time to Decide on Carry Over for FSA

Guidance Issued on Changes in Measurement Periods

Question of the Week

Ban the Box in Employment Onboarding

Open Enrollment for Marketplace Coverage

Question of the Week

Missing Participant Locating Services

Healthcare.gov

Question of the Week

Annual Employee Communications

Draft Instructions for Health Care Reform Reporting Released

Question of the Week

Protection for Employees of Federal Contractors to Discuss Salary

New Cafeteria Plan Life Event Changes

Question of the Week

Medicare Part D Notices

IRS Website to Help with ACA Compliance

Question of the Week

Back to School and Working Parents

Transitional Reinsurance Fee Due by November 15

Question of the Week

Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Exemptions

Religious Objections to Contraceptive Coverage

Question of the Week

Federal Contractors Must Report Salary

Status of Marketplace Coverage Questioned for Some Participants

Question of the Week

Penalties for Insufficient COBRA Notice

Affordability Threshold of 9.5% Increased

Question of the Week

New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance For Employers

Penalties for Not Having Health Coverage

Question of the Week

Properly Paying Workers is Essential

Special Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplace

Question of the Week

LGBT Discrimination Prohibited for Federal Contractors

IRS Releases First Draft of Health Care Reporting Forms

Question of the Week

Form 5500 Filing

Health Plan Identification Number

Question of the Week

Flexible Work Schedules

Tax Credits for Small Employers

Question of the Week

Issues Facing Working Families

Contraceptive Coverage Exception Under Health Care Reform

Prepare for Health Care Reform Reporting

Question of the Week

Proposed Changes to FMLA Rules

Self-Funded Plans Must Pay PCORI Fee

Question of the Week

Wellness Programs

Guidance on 90 Day Waiting Period and Orientation

Question of the Week

Consider Revisions to Employee Handbooks for Health Care Reform

Understanding the Individual Shared Responsibility Provision

Penalties for Reimbursing Employee’s Premiums for Marketplace Coverage

Dependent Care FSA or Tax Credit

Question of the Week

Question of the Week

New and Small Businesses

Medical Loss Ratio Reporting

Question of the Week

Youth and the Workplace

Controlled Groups and the IRS Reporting Requirement

Workplace Posters

Question of the Week

New Guidance on Cost Sharing Limits under Health Care Reform

Question of the Week

Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Employer Shared Responsibility Penalties Under Health Care Reform

Question of the Week

HSA/HDHP Limits for 2015

Coordination of COBRA and Enrollment in Exchange Coverage

Individual Mandate

Health Coverage for Same-Sex Spouses

Question of the Week

HIPAA Breach in Insurer's Research Study

Limits May Not Be Imposed on Essential Health Benefits

Employee Background Checks

Question of the Week

Heartbleed Bug- No Indication BAS Was Impacted

Health Coverage for Dependents

Employees Can Discuss Salary; Employers Must Report Salary

Question of the Week

COBRA Automated Rate Update Program: Pre-Loaded Rating Structures For Health Care Reform

Mobile Device Policies

IRS and Health Care Reform Requirements

Religious Beliefs in the Workplace

Question of the Week

HHS Releases HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool

Penalties for Not Complying with Health Care Reform

Correcting Unsubstantiated Debit Card FSA Payments

Question of the Week

Encrypt Computers to Avoid HIPAA Breach upon Theft

SHOP Enrollment

Paid Sick Leave in New York City

Question of the Week

County Pays HHS for HIPAA Deficiencies

New IRS and Employee Reporting Requirement for Employers with 50 or More FTEs and Employers Offering Self-Funded Health Plans

President Proposes Changes to Overtime Laws

Question of the Week

Increase in Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Workers

Three Components of Health Care Reform

Question of the Week

Blue Button Program Adopted by Several Pharmacies

Google Glass Covered By Some Vision Plans

Question of the Week

Puerto Rico Insurance Company Subject to Huge Fines for Privacy Violation

Final Regulations on Waiting Periods and Certificates of Creditable Coverage

Grace Period Deadline Approaching for Calendar Year FSAs

Question of the Week

Dependent Verification and Approval Services

New Government Cybersecurity Framework Issued

IRS Revises Individual Penalties for Lack of Health Coverage

Trip to Vegas Qualifies as FMLA Leave

Question of the Week

User IDs and Passwords for Administrator

Another Health System Security Breach

Employer Mandate to Provide Health Coverage Delayed Again

Business.USA.gov Offers Resources for Small Businesses

Question of the Week

Reminders for Employers Who Offer Debit Card with FSA

Unencrypted Hard Drive Stolen from Pharmacy School

Excepted Benefits Expanded under Health Care Reform

Cafeteria Plans

Question of the Week

Wellness Programs Under Health Care Reform

Health Savings Accounts

Question of the Week

New Account Set Up Program

Reporting HIPAA Electronic Transaction Standard Compliance

Mid Year Change Events for Cafeteria Plans

Question of the Week

2014 Health Care Reform Requirements

Prescription Drug Filing Required

Question of the Week

IRS Guidance on Tax Treatment for Same-Sex Spousal Benefits

Contraceptive Mandate Under Health Care Reform

Question of the Week

Options for Consumers with Cancelled Insurance Plans

New Transit/Parking Plan Limits

Question of the Week

Additional Medicare Tax

Employers Must Complete I-9 Forms

Question of the Week

Flexible Spending Account Plan Document Drafting

Health System Data Breach Allows Google Access to Patient Records

Class Action Suit for HIPAA Breach

Tax Credit Available to Some Employers Offering Coverage Through SHOP

Health Plan Notice Distribution Compliance

Question of the Week

Health Coverage Form W-2 Reporting in 2014

Photos and Social Media Posting in the Workplace

Question of the Week

Delay in Online SHOP Enrollment Through www.healthcare.gov

Frequently Asked Questions About the Health Flexible Spending Account Plan Carryover and Use-it-or-lose-it Rule

Question of the Week

New Guidance on Purchasing Small Employer SHOP Plans

Employer Recording Restriction Policies

Question of the Week

Start Counting Your Employees

Parity Required for Mental Health Benefits

Question of the Week

California Requires Some Individual Plans to Continue for Additional 3 Months

Bike Share Not A Qualified Transportation Expense

Question of the Week

SPECIAL ALERT- IRS MODIFIES FSA USE-IT-OR-LOSE-IT RULE

Another HIPAA Breach Notification

Additional Time to Buy Health Insurance Before Penalty Imposed

Contingency Planning Important as Winter Approaches

Question of the Week

The SBC Must Be Included in Open Enrollment

IRS Provides Guidance for Tax Credits for Same-Sex Spouse Benefits

Question of the Week

User Manual for Exchange Enrollment

Confirm Form 5500 Filing

Question of the Week

New HIPAA Privacy Notice Template Released

Same Sex Marriage Impact on Employment Benefits

Question of the Week

Some Insurers Offer Early Renewals for Cost Savings

Medicare Part D Notice of Creditable Coverage Due by October 15

Question of the Week

Exchanges to Open Enrollment Next Week

New Affirmative Action Requirements for Federal Contractors

Question of the Week

Distribute Exchange Notice by October 1

New Business Associate Agreement Required under HIPAA

Question of the Week

Guidance Issued on Employer Reporting Requirements

FMLA Leave for Employee in Same-Sex Marriage

Question of the Week

Individual Mandate for Health Coverage

Same-Sex Marriage and Tax Implications

Question of the Week

Health Care Wizard Helps Employers Analyze Insurance Costs

New Jersey Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Question of the Week

Department of Labor Offers Webcast Addressing Health Care Reform

IRS Issues Final Regulations on Reimbursements for Meals and Entertainment Expenses

Question of the Week

HHS Provides Online Training for Brokers and Agents

Obesity Claimed as a Disability

Question of the Week

Number of Employees for Health Care Reform Requirements

Employers Should Pay Attention to Offer Letters and Noncompetes

Question of the Week

COBRA Election Frequently Asked Questions

PHI May Be Disclosed as Part of Exchange Coverage Determination

Updated Guidance from the EEOC

Question of the Week

BAS Provides Data Collection Tools for Health Care Reform

Wellpoint HIPAA Breach Impacts 612,000 Individuals

Medical Loss Ratio Rebates

New York City Requires Paid Sick Leave

Question of the Week

Health Care Reform Language in COBRA Notices

Apple Adds Enhanced Security Features

All Employers Impacted by Health Care Reform, Even State Marketplaces

Three More States Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Question of the Week

Large HIPAA Breach Impacts over 187,500 Individuals

Pay or Play Penalty for Large Employers Delayed

Affirmative Action Considerations for Employers

Question of the Week

Availability of COBRA Reports

US-Russia Cyber Security Communications

Government PR for Health Care Reform

Unconstitutionality of DOMA Impacts Employee Benefits

Question of the Week

Termination Processes Should be Reviewed

Employer Role in Health Exchange Application

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Violation

Question of the Week

Twitter Changes Its Authentication Process

Minimum Value Calculation Still Vexes Employers

Updates to Employer Identification Numbers Required

Question of the Week

Idaho State University Penalized for HIPAA Breach

Wellness Program Guidance Issued

Distribution Options for Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)

Question of the Week

What is Email Verification?

Cyber Hackers Steal Information from Popular Website

Exchange Application for Individuals and Families

COBRA Settlement for Lack of Proper Notice

Question of the Week

Reputation Management Company Breach

Agents and Brokers Play a Role in Exchange Coverage

Yahoo Increases Paid Leave for Parents

Question of the Week

Beware of Unsolicited Embedded Password Reset Links

Guidance Issued on Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)

Health Plan ID Number Application Open

Question of the Week

Department of Labor Webpage Installed Malware

Model Exchange Notice Issued

Employers Implement Wellness Programs

Question of the Week

Pending Dependents During Enrollment

Another HIPAA Breach