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By: Matt Ingold

December 3rd, 2019

IRS Extends Furnishing Deadline for 1095-Cs, AGAIN!

Quick blog here. In keeping with previous year trends (though they made the announcement a little earlier this year), on December 2 the IRS extended the deadline to deliver 1095-C forms to employees.

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By: Marissa Dalmata

November 22nd, 2019

New Notice for NYS Employers' Handbooks: Reproductive Health

HR

On November 8, 2019 Governor Cuomo signed legislation extending certain protections to employees based on their decisions regarding reproductive health. This includes decisions on birth control, medical services related to reproductive health, or any drug or treatment use for reproductive health purposes.

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By: Matt Ingold

November 21st, 2019

2019 Draft ACA Forms Are Out!

Healthcare Compliance

Affordable Care Act Draft 1095-C and 1094-C forms are out.

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By: Matt Ingold

November 7th, 2019

Your 2020 FSA, HSA, QSEHRA, and HDHP Limits

Healthcare Compliance

Each year, the IRS sets new out of pocket maximums and contribution limits for a number of tax-related benefit plans based on cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs). We'll get right to the point. The 2020 adjustments are official as of today and are as follows.

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3 Most Common Mistake Employers Make When Offering Benefits

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.

By: Marissa Dalmata

November 5th, 2019

Mandatory Health Enrollment Notices Employers Often Miss

Healthcare Compliance

There's never a shortage of compliance concerns when offering group benefits. While Summary Plan Descriptions and Plan Documents from insurance carriers cover much of the required notices to plan participants, there are a few outlying communications that fall on the shoulders of employers. To keep in compliance, here are a few notices that should be a part of an employer’s onboarding or annual enrollment processes.

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By: Matt Ingold

October 29th, 2019

ACA Penalties Rise Again in 2020

Healthcare Compliance

The IRS has released updated penalties for Affordable Care Act non-compliance. As has been the common practice since the first year of mandatory reporting for Applicable Large Employers (ALEs), the penalties for failure to offer coverage to “substantially all” of your full-time employees, or failure to offer coverage that was “affordable” or offered “minimum value” has increased with inflation. Here are the new penalty rates, as well as some common misconceptions about ACA penalties.

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By: Matt Ingold

October 23rd, 2019

NY Mandates Leave for Domestic Violence Victims

Compliance & Auditing | HR

Starting on Nov 18, 2019, NYS employers will be required to grant leave to employees whom they know to be victims of domestic violence. While there are exceptions for employers who can show that the leave would place upon their business an undue hardship, employers are required to provide such employees with a “reasonable amount of time” to receive recovery care.

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By: Matt Ingold

August 8th, 2019

Five tips to Changing a Flexible Spending Account Administrator Mid Plan Year

Healthcare

While changing Flex Spending Account Administrator's in the middle of your plan year is not ideal, it is certainly possible.

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Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.

Before you leave...

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.