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.
Health Care Reform
This week, the IRS released the 2018 version of Publication 5223, General Rules and Specifications for Affordable Care Act Substitute Forms 1095-A, 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C. As background, applicable large employers (those subject to the employer mandate) and employers that sponsor…Read More »
On Nov. 7, 2018, the HHS, the Treasury Department and the DOL (the Departments) jointly released advanced copies of two final regulations that broaden the exemption from the ACA’s contraceptive mandate. The final rules are effective 60 days following publication in the…Read More »
PCOR Fee Increased for 2018-2019 Plan Years
On Nov. 5, 2018, the IRS released Notice 2018-85, which announces that the adjusted applicable dollar amount for PCOR fees for plan and policy years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2018, and before Oct. 1, 2019, is $2.45. This is a…Read More »
IRS Releases Proposed Regulations Addressing De Minimis Errors in Certain Information Returns and Statements
On Oct. 17, 2018, the IRS issued proposed regulations relating to the de minimis error safe harbor exceptions to penalties for failure to file correct information returns or furnish correct payee statements under IRC sections 6721 and 6722. These proposed regulations are…Read More »