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Bulletin: Individual Coverage HRAs

February 6, 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, employers may offer to employees a new type of health reimbursement arrangement (HRA): the Individual Coverage HRA (ICHRA). Details of the ICHRA were first released in June 2019 in response to an earlier executive order in which President Trump directed the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury …

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Bulletin: 2020 Health Plan Compliance Calendar

January 13, 2020

Employers must comply with certain filing and disclosure requirements each year in connection with their group health plans. This chart summarizes some of the key requirements and is designed to be used as a tool to help facilitate annual compliance.        

Bulletin: ACA Developments

January 7, 2020

In This Bulletin: ACA Developments: Repealed Taxes, PCORI Fee Extension Appellate Court Decision What this Means for Employers                            

IRS Continues ACA Reporting Relief – With a Twist.

December 10, 2019

On December 2, 2019, the IRS issued Notice 2019-63, which—similar to years past—extends both: (1) the filing deadline for Forms 1095-C and 1095-B; and (2) the good-faith reporting relief.  But this year, there’s more.  In limited circumstances, the IRS will not penalize entities for the failure to furnish information to individuals using Form 1095-B, and …

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Proper FMLA Notice Makes for Informed Employees and Compliant Employers

December 3, 2019

A recent federal district court case serves as an important reminder to all employers that an employee is not required to use any magic language to request leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). When an employee requests qualifying FMLA leave, the employer must provide written notice of the employee’s rights and responsibilities, …

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Proposed Rule Would Require Health Plans to Disclose Out-of-Pocket Costs by Providers

November 26, 2019

In a proposed regulation to be published Nov. 27 in the Federal Register, federal agencies suggest a rule that would require employer-sponsored group health plans to provide plan enrollees with estimates of their out-of-pocket expenses for services from different health care providers. Plans would make this information available through an online self-service tool so enrollees could shop and …

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