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IRS Announces Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2019

  The IRS recently announced cost-of-living adjustments to the annual dollar limits for various welfare and retirement plan limits for 2019. Although some of the limits will remain the same, many of the limits will increase for 2019. This Compliance Bulletin summarizes the 2019 limits for commonly offered employee benefits. Download now
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PCORI Fee Amount Adjusted for 2018

  On Nov. 5, 2018, the IRS published Notice 2018-85, which provides the adjusted PCORI fee amount for plan years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2018, and before Oct. 1, 2019 (that is, 2018 for calendar year plans). As this ACA Compliance Bulletin notes, for plan years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2018,…
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Proposed Rule Would Expand Options for HRAs

  On Oct. 23, 2018, the Departments issued a proposed rule that would expand the usability of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). Effective in 2020, the proposed rule would allow HRAs to be integrated with individual health coverage for purposes of ACA compliance, and establish certain types of HRAs that would qualify as excepted benefits. This…
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Final Forms for 2018 ACA Reporting Released

  The IRS released final 2018 forms and instructions for ACA reporting under Code Sections 6055 and 6056. The 2018 forms and instructions are substantially similar to the 2017 versions. This ACA Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of the forms and instructions.   Download Now
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Affordable Care Act: 2019 Compliance Checklist

  Several ACA requirements will be affected by changes that take effect in 2019, such as increased dollar limits and affordability percentages. To prepare for 2019, employers should review upcoming requirements and develop a compliance strategy. This ACA Overview provides an ACA compliance checklist for 2019. Download Now
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CVS Health Acquisition of Aetna Moving Forward

  WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that allows it to proceed with its proposed acquisition of Aetna (NYSE: AET). DOJ clearance is a key milestone toward finalizing the transaction, which is also subject…
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