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DOL Guidance on Life Changes

The Department of Labor’s publication on life changes provides guidance to employees about protecting health coverage upon certain life events. The publication may be ...
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2020 ACA Filing Instructions

The IRS released its final instructions for Forms 1094/1095-B/C. These instructions provide the guidance required for proper reporting of 2020 coverage under the ...
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Open Enrollment Notices

Employers with calendar year plans are preparing for an upcoming open enrollment. Part of the preparation should include gathering the notices that must be distributed ...
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Affordability and Open Enrollment

As open enrollment preparations begin for the 2021 plan year, it is important for employers to remember to offer a single-coverage affordable plan option. Applicable ...
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Question of the Week

Q- Does COBRA have to be offered for a health flexible spending account plan?
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HIPAA Breach Results in $2.3 Million Settlement

A HIPAA business associate providing IT and health information management to physicians and doctors in Tennessee impermissibly disclosed protected health information of ...
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New Independent Contractor Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a proposed rule creating a new framework for determining if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. Since independent ...
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Form 1095-B/C Distribution Date Delayed

As it has in prior years, the IRS extended a key Affordable Care Act deadline - the due date for furnishing to individuals the 2020 Form 1095-B and Form 1095-C.  
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Question of the Week

Q.- We sponsor a health flexible spending account plan that runs 7/1 through 6/30. We added a grace period to the 2019 plan year to allow expenses to be incurred through ...
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2020 ACA Testing Available

The IRS released the 1094-B/C and 1095-B/C rules and testing scenarios for 2020 ACA filings. The new rules provide ACA transmitters with direction on how to compose and ...
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