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.
On Sept. 20, 2018, the HHS and OCR announced a settlement with the Boston Medical Center, Brigham Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital totaling $999,000 in penalties for compromising the privacy of protected health information (PHI) during the filming of a documentary.…Read More »
On Oct. 4, 2018, the IRS issued a Program Letter outlining its compliance strategies and priorities for fiscal year 2019. They include: Determining whether workers have been misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees. While this is primarily an employment law issue,…Read More »
On Sept. 24, 2018, the IRS released Notice 2018-71 which provides 34 FAQs on the tax credit available to employers who offer paid family and medical leave. As background, the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2017 Tax Reform) added Section 45S…Read More »
The IRS recently published guidance containing certain relief for those individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Florence. Specifically, the IRS offered extensions in relation to certain tax filing deadlines. The extensions apply automatically to any individual or business in an area designated…Read More »