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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 24.09.2015
Q.- An employee elected to contribute $2500 to his health FSA and $2000 to his dependent care FSA. He sees that he is not having medical expenses this year. Can he ...
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Department of Labor Offers Resources for Employers

  • BAS
  • 24.09.2015
The Department of Labor offers many helpful resources for employers, both large and small. Many of those resources are consolidated on the Department’s web page, which ...
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Final Forms 1094 and 1095 and Instructions Released

  • BAS
  • 24.09.2015
The IRS released final Forms 1094-B/C and 1095-B/C along with final instructions. Employers will use these forms to meet their 2015 health care reform reporting ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 17.09.2015
Q.-We are using the lookback method to determine our full-time employees. Is there a set measurement period that we have to use? 
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Mandated Sick Leave for Employees of Federal Contractors

  • BAS
  • 17.09.2015
Last week, President Obama issued an Executive Order mandating paid sick leave for workers of federal contractors. The Order applies to federal contracts effective on or ...
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Reporting Taxpayer Identification Numbers

  • BAS
  • 17.09.2015
Under Health Care Reform, a health coverage provider, including an employer that provides self-insured health coverage, must report to the IRS certain items, including a ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 10.09.2015
Q.- An employee was eligible for coverage under our health plan August 1. She terminated employment July 31 prior to her effective date of benefits.  We enrolled her ...
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Identity Protection Services Not Included in Income

  • BAS
  • 10.09.2015
The IRS issued an announcement holding that the value of identity protection services provided by an employer to an employee whose information has been breached does do ...
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Change in Minimum Value Rules

  • BAS
  • 10.09.2015
The IRS re-proposed and withdrew its prior guidance on determining minimum value for health care reform purposes. 
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 03.09.2015
Q.  We offer a cafeteria plan and allow employees to pay for health coverage on a pre-tax basis. Do employees have to sign a new salary reduction agreement each year? 
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Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notices

  • BAS
  • 03.09.2015
Employers should distribute their Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notices by October 15. 
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Counting Hours of Service

  • BAS
  • 03.09.2015
Employers who are preparing for health care reform compliance have two options for counting their employees’ hours for determining eligibility for health coverage. ...
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