On July 17, 2017, the USCIS released a new version of and instructions for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers must use only the new version by September 18, 2017. Here is an overview of some of the key changes: The Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) will be added to List C. Employers [...]Continue Reading →
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To help your company meet its ongoing compliance requirements, I wanted to provide a brief reminder about the annual Form 5500 filing deadline. Below are a few key points to note about this requirement. When to File: The Form 5500 must be filed with the DOL by the last day of the seventh month after [...]Continue Reading →
On June 22, 2017, Republicans in the U.S. Senate released a draft of their proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The proposal is being called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). Debate is currently occurring that will impact whether and when a vote may be taken regarding this Act. While some [...]Continue Reading →
Over the past several years, an increasing number of our clients have added Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to their employee benefits programs. In addition to helping these organizations develop innovative and cost-effective funding strategies when implementing HSAs, we also seek to provide dynamic communication materials to help them educate their employees. This includes videos, case [...]Continue Reading →
To help your company meet its ongoing compliance requirements, we’d like to inform you that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has extended the expiration date on its model Health Insurance Exchange Notices to May 31, 2020. Previously, these model notices were set to expire on May 31, 2017. Please click [...]Continue Reading →
Under the Affordable Care Act, certain employers have an annual obligation to pay the PCORI fee. Generally, this fee applies to employers that have a self-insured group health plan and to employers that have a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) alongside their fully-insured group health plan. Sponsors of any applicable plans that ended in 2016 must [...]Continue Reading →
On May 2, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act (also known as H.R. 1180). H.R. 1180 still needs approval from the Senate and the executive branch before it becomes law. However, to help our clients understand how this Act may potentially impact their business, we encourage you to log-in to [...]Continue Reading →