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New Expiration Date for Health Insurance Exchange Notice is April 30, 2017

Has your company been meeting its compliance requirement to distribute the Health Insurance Exchange Notice to new hires? If so, please note that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has once again extended the effective date of its model notice. The revised version of the notice now has an expiration date [...]

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New Expiration Date for Health Insurance Exchange Notices

To help your company meet its compliance requirements, we’d like to inform you that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has extended the effective date of its model Health Insurance Exchange Notices through March 31, 2017. Previously, these model notices expired on February 28, 2017. Employers may click here to download [...]

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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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Overtime Rule Blocked by Federal Court; Implementation Delayed

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas halted the enforcement of the DOL’s new overtime rule until further notice. The rule, which was set to take effect on December 1, 2016, would have increased the salary threshold for the “white collar overtime exemptions” to $47,476 per year. While the judge’s preliminary injunction may [...]

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ACA Reporting for 2016: Deadline Extension Announced for Form 1095-C Distribution

On November 18th, 2016, the IRS announced a deadline extension that may benefit employers that need to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Reporting Requirements. Here are the main two changes that were announced: The due date for distributing Form 1095-C documents to employees has been extended from January 31, 2017 to March 2, [...]

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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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Get Ready for ACA Reporting Deadlines

For 2015, employers had extra time to complete their Section 6056 and Section 6055 reporting thanks to transition relief from the IRS. Of course, even with that extra time, there were still many challenges faced by employers and vendors regarding producing the forms and communicating the impact to employees. Regarding the need to next report [...]

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DOL Increases Penalties for Health Plan Violations

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an interim final rule that increases the penalty amounts that may be imposed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). These increases, which were designed to account for inflation, are associated with penalties for: Failing to file an annual Form 5500 Failing to provide the annual notice [...]

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Updated Model Employer CHIP Notice Now Available: Updated as of July 31

An updated model notice for employers to provide information on eligibility for premium assistance under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is now available for download. The notice is current as of July 31, 2016. It includes details on how employees can contact their state for additional information regarding these programs and how [...]

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Medicare Part D Notices Are Due by October 14, 2016

In preparation for the Medicare fall open enrollment period, employers that sponsor group health plans that include prescription drug coverage are required to notify all Medicare-eligible individuals whether such coverage is creditable. This year, plan sponsors must provide the annual disclosure notice to Medicare-eligible individuals by October 14, 2016. The creditable coverage disclosure notice must [...]

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