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Posted July 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a penalty on applicable large employers (ALEs) that do not offer minimum essential coverage to “substantially all” full-time employees and dependents. ALEs that... Read More

Posted July 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
A growing number of U.S. companies provide benefits, such as health insurance coverage, for their employees’ domestic partners. Businesses may decide to offer domestic partner benefits to attract and... Read More

Posted April 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM
We have received questions relative to when the $2,500 limit to health care flexible spending accounts (FSAs) starts. The following is a brief overview: The $2,500 Health Care FSA cap is a provision... Read More

Posted April 5, 2013 at 12:00 AM
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) calls for the creation of state-based competitive marketplaces, known as Affordable Health Insurance Exchanges (Exchanges), for individuals and small businesses to... Read More

Posted February 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM
On January 2, 2013, the IRS issued proposed regulations related to defining what variable hour employees are, an optional method for identifying full-time employees for purposes of determining and... Read More

Posted December 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
On Nov. 30, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released proposed regulations on the Additional Hospital Insurance Tax, also known as the Additional Medicare Tax. Under the Affordable Care Act (... Read More

Posted September 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes “pay or play” requirements on large employers to help ensure that individuals have access to affordable health coverage. Under these “pay or... Read More

Posted June 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Health care costs are rising significantly, greatly impacting the price you and your employer pay for your health benefits. Your employer takes responsibility to provide you with quality, affordable... Read More

Posted May 26, 2011 at 12:00 AM
On May 17, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released IRS Notice 2011-32, which makes changes to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)effective for calendar year 2012. The notice makes changes to the... Read More

Posted January 23, 2009 at 12:00 AM
I recently spoke at a Will County, Illinois Managers and Administrators meeting, discussing “Common Sense Savings during Uncommon Times.” The conversation focused on three methods presently used to... Read More