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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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Interactive Employee Handbook Builder Now Available

We have some exciting news to share with our clients — a new, interactive Interactive Employee Handbook Builder tool is now available. It is accessible via the “HR Apps & Tools” section within the HR360 portal. This tool includes the following features: Automatically generates a handbook based on responses to a series of questions ranging […]

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Medicare Part D Disclosure to CMS: Deadline Reminder

Each year, employers with health plans that provide prescription drug coverage to individuals who are eligible for Medicare Part D are subject to certain disclosure requirements. Plan sponsors must complete an online disclosure form with CMS within 60 days after the start of the plan year. For calendar year plans, the deadline this year is […]

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Employee Benefits News: Updated Model CHIP Notice Now Available for Employers

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 updated model notice is current as of January 31, 2016. It includes details on how employees can contact their state for additional information regarding these programs […]

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Reminder to Employers: Forms W-2 Must Include Cost of Group Health Coverage

Under the Affordable Care Act, employers are required to report the aggregate cost of employer-sponsored group health plan coverage on their employees’ Forms W-2. The Form W-2 reporting requirement is currently optional for small employers. In the case of this requirement, an employer is considered a small employer if it had to file fewer than […]

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Reminder to Employers: Post OSHA 300A Summary by February 1, 2016

Is your organization subject to the recordkeeping requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)? If so, please take note of the upcoming posting deadline regarding the OSHA Form 300A Summary. Applicable employers are required to post the document from February 1st through April 30th, 2016. The Form 300A document primarily lists the […]

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Affordable Care Act News Update: Cadillac Tax Delayed for Two Years

On December 18th, 2015, President Barack Obama signed a federal budget bill for 2016 into law which makes significant changes to some of the tax provisions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). For employers, the most noticeable impact is a delay on implementing the ACA’s “Cadillac Tax” until 2020. Under the ACA, there will be […]

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Minimum Wage Rate Increases for 2016

Will your organization be impacted by minimum wage rate changes in 2016? Below is a list of which states have announced rate changes that will be effective early in 2016, along with their new rate (per hour) as of January 1st, 2016: NY: $9.00 AK: $9.75 AR: $8.00 CA: $10.00 CO: $8.31 CT: $9.60 HI: $8.50 […]

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IRS Announces Retirement Plan Limits for 2016

The IRS has announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2016. Here are a few key points to note regarding the items that did not change: The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), and most 457 plans remains unchanged at $18,000 The catch-up […]

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ACA Small Group Market Rule Repealed

On October 7, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act into law. The PACE Act repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that the small group market in every state be expanded to include businesses with 51-100 employees. Most states have historically defined “small employers” as those with 50 or […]

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