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Additional Medicare Tax

The Affordable Care Act adds an additional hospital insurance tax on income above certain amounts (the Additional Medicare Tax). The IRS recently released guidance for ...
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Employers Must Complete I-9 Forms

Employers must make sure to complete a form I-9 for each newly hired employee. Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment for all workers hired in the ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 26.12.2013
Q.- An employee’s mother-in-law lives with him and is his tax dependent. Can the mother-in-law’s expenses be reimbursed through the employee’s FSA? A.- You will first ...
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Flexible Spending Account Plan Document Drafting

Under IRS rules, all flexible spending account plans must be captured in a written plan document. BAS can work with your organization to prepare the appropriate ...
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Health System Data Breach Allows Google Access to Patient Records

Cottage Health System based in California notified over 32,000 patients that their personal information may have been accessible on Google.
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Class Action Suit for HIPAA Breach

Patients who were the subject of the second largest HIPAA breach to date have filed a class action lawsuit. The suit alleges that Advocate Health Care did not take the ...
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Tax Credit Available to Some Employers Offering Coverage Through SHOP

Under health care reform, certain small employers can receive a tax credit of up to 35% of the health insurance premiums they pay for employees. To qualify for the tax ...
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Health Plan Notice Distribution Compliance

The end of the calendar year is a busy time for many Human Resources departments. Holiday parties, vacation planning, open enrollment processes and plan renewals are ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 19.12.2013
Q.- An employee is covering his child under our health plan based on a qualified medical child support order issued by the court. The child turned age 21 and no longer ...
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Health Coverage Form W-2 Reporting in 2014

Health care reform created a new reporting requirement intended to provide employees more information about the cost of their health coverage. Employers who filed 250 or ...
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Photos and Social Media Posting in the Workplace

Employers may wish to consider limiting the ability of employees to take photos in the workplace.
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 12.12.2013
Q.- May I be reimbursed from my FSA for the premiums I pay for Medicare Part B coverage?
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Delay in Online SHOP Enrollment Through www.healthcare.gov

Employers with fewer than 50 full-time-equivalent employees are not required to offer health coverage to their workers under health care reform. However, the Affordable ...
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Frequently Asked Questions About the Health Flexible Spending Account ...

The IRS recently changed to the flexible spending account plan use-it-or-lose it rule to allow amounts to be carried over into the next plan year. Employers that have ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 05.12.2013
Q.- We terminated an employee October 15 and gave him a COBRA election. His active coverage went through the end of October. He has contacted us and said he does not ...
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