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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New York Paid Family Leave

  New York requires private-sector employers to provide paid family leave benefits to eligible employees as part of the state's disability insurance program. This Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of New York's paid family leave benefit. It has been updated to include the employee contribution rate for 2019.   Download Now
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Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before October 15, 2018

  Group health plan sponsors must provide the annual Medicare Part D creditable coverage disclosure notices to Medicare-eligible individuals before Oct. 15, 2018—the start date of the annual enrollment period for Medicare Part D. This Compliance Bulletin summarizes the requirement to provide Medicare Part D notices, including the upcoming deadline, the availability of model notices…
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