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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 26.02.2015
Q.- A participant in our health flexible spending account plan needed to visit a doctor when on vacation in Mexico. He only has his credit card receipt from the visit ...
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FMLA Changed to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

  • BAS
  • 26.02.2015
The U.S. Department of Labor changed the Family and Medical Leave Act to recognize legal same-sex marriages. The new rule updates the definition of “spouse” under the ...
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Guidance on Cadillac Tax

  • BAS
  • 26.02.2015
Earlier this week, the IRS issued guidance on the “Cadillac tax” under health care reform. Beginning in 2018, the Affordable Care Act will impose an excise tax equal to ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 19.02.2015
Q.- An employee is divorced. His ex-wife claims his son as her tax dependent on her tax return. Can the employee still be reimbursed for medical expenses of his son ...
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COBRA Class Action Settlement

  • BAS
  • 19.02.2015
A federal district court in Texas recently approved a $1M settlement in a class action lawsuit for COBRA violations. In Slipchenko v. Brunel Energy, Inc., former ...
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IRS Explains Employer Health Care Reform Requirements

The IRS released new guidance, Publication 5196, explaining employer reporting requirements of the health care law. A copy of the publication can be found here.
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 12.02.2015
Q.- We have an employee who is participating in the Dependent Care FSA Plan. His son turns 13 in February. He wants to be reimbursed for expenses for his son in March. ...
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Statutory Damages and Failure to Provide COBRA Notice

  • BAS
  • 12.02.2015
In a recent case in the Eighth Circuit, a court did not award statutory damages when an employer failed to properly provide a COBRA notice. In Cole v. Trinity Health ...
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IRS Releases Final Health Care Reform Reporting and Transmittal Forms

The IRS released final Forms and Instructions for the 6055/6056 reporting required under health care reform. IRS forms 1094-C, 1095-C, 1094-B and 1095-B, along with ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 05.02.2015
Q.- An employee enrolled in family coverage under our High Deductible Health Plan with Health Savings Account. She is now telling us that her husband has an FSA at his ...
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Massachusetts Parental Leave Act

  • BAS
  • 05.02.2015
Male employees in Massachusetts will be entitled to parental leave beginning April 7, 2015.
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Plan Not Meeting Health Care Reform Requirements Could Be Taxed

Employers should confirm with their insurers and TPAs that their group health plan provides coverage consistent with health care reform.
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