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Updated Version of Form I-9 Released

On November 14th, 2016, an updated version of Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9 Form) was released. Employers will be allowed to continue using the current form (which was most recently revised in 2013) until January 21, 2017. Employers are thus expected to use the revised form exclusively by January 22, 2017. Form Changes and [...]

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Reminder: New ADA Wellness Program Notice Requirement Effective January 1, 2017

Employers that are subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) — generally those with 15 or more employees — that offer a wellness program that collects employee health information are reminded that they must provide a new notice to employees as of the first day of the plan year that begins on or after [...]

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ACA Reinsurance Fee Deadline Reminder: November 15, 2016

Under the Affordable Care Act, employers that sponsor certain self-insured group health plans are subject to the Transitional Reinsurance Program. (For a detailed overview,all clients are encouraged to log-in to the CBGconnect portal and download our Compliance Bulletin.) The information below highlights two key steps that your company may need to take regarding the upcoming November 15th, 2016 deadline. [...]

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EEOC Finalizes Workplace Wellness Rules Under ADA and GINA

On May 16, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules that describe how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employer-sponsored wellness programs. In addition, a sample notice was released on June 16th to help employers comply with the new rules. We encourage all [...]

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Electronic Filing Deadline for ACA Employer Reporting Approaching

Under the Affordable Care Act, applicable employers are required to comply with the annual Employer Reporting Requirements. For many employers, this means producing and distributing Form 1095-C documents to employees. But in addition, it also means filing those same forms, along with a Form 1094-C document, with the IRS. For employers that were filing with [...]

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DOL Releases New FMLA Poster and Employer’s Guide

The U.S. Department of Labor has released two documents in April 2016 that may impact how your company complies with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This includes: New Poster: The DOL released an updated version of the FMLA poster that covered employers are required to display in a conspicuous place where employees and [...]

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ACA Compliance Reminder for Employers: Filing Deadline with the IRS

Leading up to the deadline on March 31st, 2016, many employers and vendors were still working diligently to meet the IRS’ requirements to distribute Form 1095-C documents to applicable employees. While that specific deadline has passed, there is still another important deadline regarding the Affordable Care Act’s employer reporting requirements that employers need to take [...]

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Employee Benefits Medicare Secondary Payer Chart

With more employees staying in the workforce past the age of 65, it is very important for organizations to know the Medicare Secondary Payer rules. To help in this regard, we encourage you to download the “Medicare Secondary Payer Chart” by filling out the form below. This attorney-reviewed chart, which is provided by HR360, identifies [...]

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New York Enacts Paid Family Leave Law

On April 4th, 2016, the Governor of New York signed a bill that will require employers to provide paid family leave benefits to eligible employees as part of the state’s disability insurance program. In light of this news, New York employers and employers with employees in New York should review their existing family and medical leave [...]

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Federal Budget Bill Increases Mass Transit Benefits

As part of the federal budget bill that was signed into law on December 18th, 2015, the maximum monthly tax exclusion for employer-provided mass transit benefits was increased. As a result, the limit for transit benefits is now equal to the limit for employer-provided qualified parking benefits. The increase applies retroactively to months after 2014. [...]

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