HHS Issues Final Rules for 2020 Plans

April 25, 2019

Employers should be aware of three elements of recently-released final regulations from the HHS*. Issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), these regulations make changes to

Understanding the Changes to the 2018 ACA Reporting Forms

October 8, 2018

The IRS has released the final forms and instructions large employers will use to meet their 2018 Employer Mandate reporting obligations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

IRS Guidance Permits Student Loan Repayment Benefits

September 14, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently gave its blessing to an employer-provided student loan repayment benefit offered through an employer’s 401(k) Plan. Learn more.

An Employer’s Guide to COBRA Notices

September 10, 2018

If your organization’s group health plan is subject to COBRA you are required to give certain notices to your participants. These notices are designed to describe their rights under COBRA, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, to continue their coverage under qualifying circumstances. Here is a summary of those required notices.

Counting to 12: The Four Methods of Determining an FMLA Year

August 2, 2018

For a lot of employers, one of the FMLA’s most confusing provisions is determining the applicable 12-month period in which employees can take up to 12 weeks of protected leave. The FMLA affords you four methods of determining this 12-month period, each with its own pros and cons.