Employers may offer their employees qualified transportation benefits as a tax-free fringe benefit under Section 132(f) of the Internal Revenue Code. Eligible expenses include qualified parking, transit passes and vanpooling. This Compliance Overview summarizes the rules for qualified transportation benefit plans, including the maximum benefit limits for 2019.
For Employers with Employees in Seattle
The Seattle City Council passed an ordinance requiring employers to offer a Qualified Transportation Plan. Regardless of where you are based, if you have employees working in Seattle, you need to read this from our friends at Sound Benefit Administration:
Have employees in Seattle? What employers need to know about the new Transit Benefits Ordinance.
This Compliance Overview provides general information about the requirements for the COBRA General Notice.
Many employee benefits laws apply to all group health plans, regardless of the size of the sponsoring employer. However, there are some compliance exceptions for group health coverage provided by small employers. For this purpose, a small employer is one with 50 or fewer employees. This Compliance Overview provides an employee benefits compliance checklist for small employers.
On April 19, 2019, HHS issued its final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020, which describes benefit and payment parameters under the ACA applicable to the 2020 benefit year. This ACA Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of key changes included in the final rule for 2020.
Benefits Bulletin is a quarterly newsletter that covers hot benefit topics in depth. This issue includes information about the proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020, workplace wellness compliance strategies, 2019 civil penalty amounts and the 2019 State of the Union Address.
Another Series Reboot: DOL's Proposed FLSA White Collar Exemption Rules
This month's HR Brief examines how communication is essential to employee engagement and discusses the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's proposed rule that would increase their online presence.
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