Category Archives: Compliance Bulletin

Paid Family and Medical Leave-State Law Overview

  As a growing trend, states across the country are enacting paid employee leave laws. Currently, the following states have paid family and medical leave laws or insurance programs - California, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Washington. This Compliance Overview provides a high-level summary of these leave laws…
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Medicare Part D Disclosures due by March 1,2019 for Calendar Year Plans

Each year, employers whose health plans include prescription drug coverage must disclose to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) whether that coverage is creditable. Employers must complete an online disclosure with CMS within 60 days after the beginning of the plan year, or March 1, 2019, for calendar year plans. This compliance bulletin…
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Upcoming ACA Reporting Deadlines

ACA reporting under Section 6055 and Section 6056 for the 2018 calendar year is due in early 2019. Although the IRS extended the deadline for furnishing statements to individuals for 2018, the deadline for filing returns with the IRS remains the same. This ACA Bulletin outlines the deadlines for ACA reporting for the 2018 calendar…
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The ACA Remains in Place After Being Struck Down by a Federal Court

  On Dec. 14, 2018, a federal judge ruled in Texas v. United States that the entire ACA is invalid due to the elimination of the individual mandate penalty in2019. The decision was not immediately stayed, but the White House announced that the ACA will remain in place pending appeal. This ACA Compliance Bulletin provides…
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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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