August Compliance Recap

Compliance Recap August 2017 August was a quiet month in the employee benefits world. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its 2018 affordability rate, four information letters regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and its draft Forms 1094 and 1095. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) increased the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act […]

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Flow Chart of Key Wellness Program Regulations

A wellness program is any formal or informal program that educates employees about health-related issues, promotes following healthy lifestyles, or encourages employees to make healthier choices. Wellness programs vary greatly and are not always called wellness programs. Some are purely educational and have no financial incentives. Others have financial incentives that may take the form […]

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Compliance Recap // January 2016

January was a very quiet month for compliance, on the heels of the multitude of delays that came at the end of December 2015. The IRS updated its FAQs related to 6055 and 6056 reporting under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). UBA Guides and Compliance Documents UBA updated the popular “Play or Pay Penalty and […]

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IRS Final Rule on Minimum Value

In December 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a final rule that clarifies various topics relating to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and premium tax credit eligibility provisions. The rule finalizes regulations that were proposed years earlier. Child Income The final rule clarified language relating to the calculation of a taxpayer’s […]

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Compliance Recap // November 2015

As 2015 winds down, federal agencies are working to provide updates and proposed or final regulations. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) auto-enrollment requirement was repealed, implications of the PACE Act were clarified, a proposed rule relating to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and wellness programs was released, and a final rule […]

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DOL Issues FAQ on Mental Health Parity and ACA Market Reform Provisions

In October 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) provided an informational FAQ relating to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) market reform provisions. Non-grandfathered group health plans and individual or group market health insurance must cover a variety of preventive services without any cost-sharing […]

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