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Posted March 14, 2019 at 2:45 PM
HIGHLIGHTS The ACA’s out-of-pocket maximum limit would increase to $8,200 (self-only coverage) and $16,400 (family coverage). The required contribution percentage for the individual mandate’s... Read More

Posted March 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Employers must comply with numerous reporting and disclosure requirements throughout the year in connection with their group health plans. This Compliance Overview explains key 2019 compliance... Read More

Posted March 14, 2019 at 10:30 AM
HIGHLIGHTS As a general rule, amounts in an employee’s HSA are not forfeitable and cannot be returned to the employer. However, the IRS allows for the return of HSA contributions in limited... Read More

Posted March 13, 2019 at 3:45 PM
Highlights The minimum salary level for executive, administrative and professional employees may increase to $35,308. The minimum salary level for highly compensated employees may increase to $147,... Read More

Posted March 6, 2019 at 2:15 PM
By Carlos Arévalo, Partner at SmithAmundsen LLC Last Fall, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it intended to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in March 2019 regarding the salary... Read Original Story

Posted February 8, 2019 at 10:15 AM
Whether you are a small, privately owned business or a large, publicly-traded company with global operations, there is one time of year that proves stressful for all organizations, irrespective of... Read More

Posted November 30, 2018 at 11:45 AM
HIGHLIGHTS DOL opinion letters provide the agency’s official opinion on how labor and employment laws apply in specific situations. The DOL’s opinion letter may disagree with the requesting employer’... Read More

Posted November 30, 2018 at 11:15 AM
HIGHLIGHTS The deadline for furnishing individual statements under Sections 6055 and 6056 for 2018 has been extended for 32 days. Good-faith transition relief from penalties has also been extended... Read More

Posted November 30, 2018 at 9:15 AM
HIGHLIGHTS The IRS began issuing Letter 226-J to ALEs in late 2018 to propose and assess employer shared responsibility penalty liability for the 2016 calendar year. ALEs that receive a Letter 226-J... Read More

Posted November 15, 2018 at 1:15 PM
HIGHLIGHTS The IRS recently announced cost-of-living adjustments to the annual dollar limits for employee benefit plans. Many of these limits will increase for 2019. In 2019, employees may... Read More