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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 28.04.2016
Q.- An employee just had a baby.  He would like to enroll in our dependent care assistance plan due to the life event.  His wife will be home for five months to care for ...
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Employer not Liable for Missed COBRA Notice

  • BAS
  • 28.04.2016
In a recent Puerto Rico court case, Rivera v. Union de Tronquistas de Puerto Rico Local 901, an employee sued for failing to receive a COBRA notice.
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New SBC Template and Instructions

  • BAS
  • 28.04.2016
Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers and group health plans are required to provide a summary of benefits and coverage (SBC), in easy to understand language, to plan ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 21.04.2016
Q.- My doctor is restructuring his practice and is now charging a flat concierge fee in order to see him.  Can this fee be reimbursed from my health FSA?
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I-9 Forms

  • BAS
  • 21.04.2016
All U.S. employers must verify each employee’s identity and authorization to work in the United States.  To do this, employers must complete Form I-9 for each individual ...
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We Distributed Our 1095 Forms, Now What?

  • BAS
  • 21.04.2016
Applicable Large Employers (employers with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees) should have completed their employee shared responsibility reporting for the 2015 ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 14.04.2016
Q.- We have 15 employees, but last year we were part of a company with 100+ employees. Will mini-COBRA or federal COBRA apply to us? What happens to our former employees ...
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New York and California Increase Minimum Wage

  • BAS
  • 14.04.2016
New York and California have new laws that raise the minimum wage in their states to $15 per hour.
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Correcting Mistakes on 1095 Forms

  • BAS
  • 14.04.2016
By now, applicable large employers and employers with self-funded plans should have furnished 1095 forms to their employees and covered individuals. Some individuals may ...
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Question of the Week

  • BAS
  • 07.04.2016
Q.- We offer a HDHP with an HSA.  We also offer a FSA with a runout period.  Can someone who is participating in the FSA for 2015 enroll in the HDHP/HSA even though the ...
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COBRA Notice

  • BAS
  • 07.04.2016
Proper COBRA administration was implicated in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed in the Western District of Louisiana.  In Newton v. Prator, the plaintiff, Cory ...
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What to Do with Form 1095

  • BAS
  • 07.04.2016
Applicable large employers and employers with self-funded health plans should have furnished Form 1095 to their full-time and covered employees by March 31, 2016.
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