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PPACA Reporting Deadlines are Approaching

September 14, 2015

For employers who have not already made preparations to comply with the PPACA’s reporting requirements, now is the time to do so. The first reporting is due in January 2016 for the 2015 calendar year. Employers who do not proactively track the infor-mation that must be reported will likely find ...

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PCORI Fee Due July 31st

July 7, 2015

PCORI Fee Due July 31st Employers sponsoring self-funded health plans, including most HRAs, must file IRS Form 720 and pay the PCORI Fee by July 31st. What is the PCORI Fee? The PCORI Fee is an annual fee imposed on insured and self-funded health plans to help support the Patient-Centered ...

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Contraceptive Coverage and Women’s Preventative Care for Dependents

On May 11th, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury released guidance clarifying the rules related to the coverage of contraceptives. The guidance states that insurers must cover, without cost-sharing, at least one form of contraception in each of the 18 FDA identified categories. For instance, an ...

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COBRA Compliance – An Overview

COBRA is a federal law that allows employees and their covered spouses and dependents to continue their group health plan coverage for a limited time when they would otherwise lose their coverage. To be eligible for COBRA, the employer must be subject to COBRA, the individual must be a qualified ...

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What Employers Need to Know About the Cadillac Tax

The Cadillac Tax is an annual tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health plans and is scheduled to take effect in 2018. The Cost: The tax is equal to 40% of the cost of the plan that exceeds a predetermined “threshold amount.” Currently, the threshold amounts are set at $10,200 for single ...

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FMLA Rights Extended to Same-Sex Couples

The Department of Labor recently updated the definition of “spouse” under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to include same-sex spouses. This will allow employees in legal same-sex marriages to take FMLA leave to care for a spouse with a serious health condition, regardless of whether the state they reside ...

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The ACA & 2014 Taxes

Most Americans were required to have health insurance as of January 1, 2014. Due to this requirement, many employers are receiving questions from their employees regarding what they will need to complete their 2014 tax return.…

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