From policy reminders to breaking news on the federal and state level, we keep our clients and partners updated on the topics that matter in healthcare, wellness and employee benefits.
IRS Publishes Updated Form 5558
The IRS recently published an updated version of Form 5558, Application for Extension of Time To File Certain Employee Plan Returns (Rev. September 2018). As background, employers use Form 5558 to request an extension of time to file Form 5500, Annual Return/Report…Read More »
The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released its August 2018 Cyber Security Newsletter, which focuses on considerations for securing electronic media and devices. As a reminder, HIPAA-covered entities and business associates are required to implement policies and procedures to limit physical…Read More »
On Aug. 28, 2018, the DOL issued two new opinion letters related to the FMLA. One opinion letter relates to an employer’s no-fault attendance policy during an employee’s FMLA leave and the second outlines how an organ donor may qualify for FMLA…Read More »
FMLA Forms Updated to Expire in 2021
On Sep. 4, 2018, the DOL released the updated FMLA forms, signaling the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) three-year approval of the forms and notices used to manage the FMLA. As background, these forms were scheduled to expire on May 31,…Read More »