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2019 Publications

2020 Compliance Checklist10/31/2019
HHS Rescinds HPID under HIPAA10/31/2019
DOL Proposes New Method for Electronic Delivery of Retirement Plan Disclosures10/24/2019
Paid Family and Medical Leave - State Law Overview10/17/2019
California Enacts Employer Notice Requirement for FSAs10/17/2019
DOL Fact Sheet Proposed Rule on Employee Tip Regulations10/17/2019
How Employers Should Handle MLR Rebates10/15/2019
MLR Rebates - Compliance Steps for ERISA Plan Sponsors10/15/2019
Proposed Rule on the Impact of ICHRAs on the ACA Pay or Play Rules10/08/2019
EEO-1 Component 2 Filing System Remains Open After Sept 30, 2019 Deadline10/08/2019
Key HSA Features - 2020 Compliance10/08/2019
California Civil Union and Domestic Partnership Laws10/03/2019
FAQs on the New White Collar Overtime Exemption Rule10/03/2019
Pay or Play Penalties Will Increase for 2019 and 202009/25/2019
DOL Issues New Salary Limits for Overtime Exemptions09/25/2019
NY Requires Leave for Domestic Violence Victims09/19/2019
IRS Confirms ACA Pay or Play Penalities Still Apply09/12/2019
California Extends Training Deadline to Jan 1, 202109/11/2019
Federal Agencies Finalize Resources for Mental Health Parity Compliance09/11/2019
SAR is Due by Sept 30 for Calendar Year Plans09/05/2019
Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct 15, 201909/04/2019
Parent Attendance at School IEP Meetings May Qualify as FMLA Leave08/22/2019
DOL Proposes Changes to FMLA Forms08/21/2019
2020 Open Enrollment Checklist08/07/2019
Proposed Rules Would Require Hospitals to Publish Retail Prices for Health Care Services07/31/2019
New TSA Requirement for Travelers Start in 202007/31/2019
Affordability Percentages Will Decrease for 202007/25/2019
IRS Expands Preventive Care for HDHPs to Include Chronic Conditions07/23/2019
EEO-1 Component 2 Filing System Will Open on July 1507/17/2019
PCORI Fees Due July 31 201907/17/2019
California Enacts State Individual Mandate07/11/2019
Individual Coverage HRAs – Paying Individual Insurance Premiums07/03/2019
Form 5500 Exemption for Small Welfare Benefit Plans07/03/2019
Executive Order on Health Costs to Affect Employer Health Plans07/03/2019
Executive Order Intended to Increase Health Care Price Transparency06/27/2019
Reporting and Paying the PCORI Fees06/17/2019
Final Rule Expands Options for HRAs06/17/2019
PCORI Fees06/17/2019
EEOC Expected to Publish New Wellness Rules in 201906/12/2019
Form 5500 is Due by July 31 for Calendar Year Plans06/12/2019
HHS Identifies HIPAA Liability for Business Associates06/06/2019
HHS Issues Proposed Rule on ACA Section 1557 Non-Descrimination Rules06/06/2019
Proposed Bipartisan Health Care Bill Would Require Brokers to Disclose Fees and Incentives06/06/2019
New Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Reducing Health Care Costs Proposed05/30/2019
HSA/HDHP Limits Increase for 202005/30/2019
ERISA Fidelity Bonds05/22/2019
FSLA-Overtime Pay for Professional Employees05/15/2019
HHS Releases FAQ Regarding HIPAA Right of Access05/15/2019
HHS Moves for More Drug Price Transparency05/15/2019
Trump Announces Plan to Combat Surprise Medical Billing05/10/2019
DOL Enforcement Actions Up and Are Expected to Stay That Way05/06/2019
DOL Issues Opinion Letter on Gig Worker Classification05/06/2019
Court Approves Sept 30 Deadline for 2018 EEO-1 Pay and Work Hour Data05/02/2019
Group-term Life Insurance05/01/2019
Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave04/26/2019
FAQs on the New Overtime Exemption Proposed Rule04/24/2019
Final Notice of Beneift and Payment Parameters for 202004/24/2019
Qualified Transportation Benefits04/17/2019
EEOC Proposes Sept. 30 Deadline for 2018 EEO-1 Pay and Work-Hour Data04/09/2019
Tobacco Surcharges - Legal Rules04/04/2019
HHS Extends Transition Policy for Non-ACA Compliant Health Plans04/03/2019
Federal Court Strikes Down AHP Rules04/01/2019
DOJ Supports Federal Court Ruling Invalidating the ACA03/29/2019
2018 EEO-1 Opens Amid Confusion Over Pay and Work Hour Data Mandate03/27/2019
How to Handle a Surprise Medical Bill03/27/2019
DOL Clarifies Employer Obligation to Designate FMLA Leave03/22/2019
Annual College Basketball Tournament03/20/2019
Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs)03/18/2019
DOL Issues New Proposal on Overtime Exemptions03/11/2019
IRS Allows Employers to Recover Mistaken HSA Contributions03/07/2019
Major Drugmaker to Offer Cheaper Generic Insulin03/07/2019
NJ Expands Family Leave Laws02/28/2019
Michigan Paid Medical Leave Takes Effect02/28/2019
Form M-1 for MEWAs and AHPs02/22/2019
2018 Record Year HIPAA Enforcement Actions02/22/2019
COBRA Continuation Coverage - Mergers and Acquistions02/18/2019
Controlled Group and Affiliated Service Group Rules02/18/2019
Fixed-Indemnity Health Benefits Federal Tax Rules02/13/2019
EEO-1 Filing Deadline Extended02/06/2019
Proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 202002/06/2019
HHS Proposes Rule That Would End Certain Drug Rebates02/06/2019
Medicare Part D Disclosures Due01/31/2019
DOL Increases Civil Penalty Amounts for 201901/30/2019
Health Plan Rules for Employees Enrolled in Medicare01/30/2019
Prescription Drug Trends01/17/2019
2019 Minimum Wage Rates01/10/2019
CMS Transparent Pricing Rules in Effect01/10/2019
Parent Attendance at School IEP Meetings May Qualify as FMLA Leave 

2018 Publications

EEOC Removes Incentive Limits from Final Wellness Plan Rules12/27/2018
HHS Proposes to Rescind HPID Requirement12/27/2018
DOL Worker Classification Test12/21/2018
The ACA Remains in Place After Being Struck Down by Federal Court12/20/2018
Paid Family and Medical Leave State Law Overview12/13/2018
Furnishing Deadline Delayed for 2018 ACA Reporting12/11/2018
Employer Reporting of Health Coverage Code Sections 6055 & 605612/11/2018
Massachusetts Employer Health Coverage Reporting Form Due11/20/2018
Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act11/20/2018
IRS Announces Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 201911/15/2018
Final Regulations Expand Exceptions from the Contraceptive Mandate11/14/2018
Final Forms for 2018 ACA Reporting Released10/10/2018
Draft Forms for 2018 ACA Reporting Released09/27/2018
2019 Open Enrollment Checklist09/21/2018
Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct. 15, 201809/12/2018
DOL Finalizes Rule to Expand Association Health Plans06/21/2018
IRS Proposes to Expand the Electronic Filing Requirement06/14/2018
Affordability Percentages Will Increase for 201905/25/2018
IRS Announces HSA Limits for 201905/14/2018
IRS Allows Taxpayers with Family Coverage to use $6900 HSA Limit05/02/2018
New Resources for Mental Health Parity Compliance04/30/2018
Another Federal Court Rules Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination03/09/2018
IRS Reduces HSA Limit for Family Coverage for 201803/07/2018
Maryland Enacts Paid Sick and Safe Leave02/09/2018
Medicare Part D Disclosures due by March 1, 2018 for Calendar Year Plans02/01/2018
DOL Announces New Standard for Unpaid Interns01/26/2018
New Rules for Disability Claims Will Take Effect on April 1, 201801/24/2018
DOL Proposes to Expand Health Plan Options for Small Employers01/22/2018
Court Vacates EEOC's Wellness Rules for 201901/09/2018
New Tax Law Includes Changes for Employee Benefits01/04/2018
NLRB Reinstates Joint Employer Standard01/02/2018

2017 Publications

2016 Publications

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