To prepare for compliance with the ACA's employer shared responsibility rules, employers using the look-back measurement method for determining full-time status for 2019 will need to begin tracking their employees' hours of service in 2018 to have corresponding stability periods for 2019. This ACA Overview provides a summary of when employers should begin tracking employee hours.
On Oct. 15, 2019, a federal court vacated parts of the ACA's Section 1557 nondiscrimination regulations. Specifically, court eliminates provisions related to gender identity and termination of pregnancy. This ACA Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of the court's ruling.
This month's Benefits Buzz examines the annual Kaiser health benefits survey and provides tips for enticing millennial workers with voluntary benefits.
This Compliance Overview includes a chart that summarizes key HSA features for 2020, including employee eligibility rules, annual contribution limits, distribution rules and potential tax benefits.
On Sep. 24, 2019, the DOL issued a new rule to increase the salary thresholds for the overtime “white collar” exemptions under the FLSA. This Compliance Bulletin provides the DOL's answers to frequently asked questions regarding this new rule.
On Sept. 4, 2019, the IRS issued Notice 2019-50 to index the applicable health insurance providers fee amount for 2020 under the ACA. Although employers are generally not responsible for paying this fee, insurers may pass the cost onto policyholders through premium increases. This ACA Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of the health insurance providers fee.
This month's Benefits Bulletin is all about open enrollment. Learn about upcoming changes in 2020, benefits notice requirements and tips for maximizing enrollment for employees.
Wellness plans must be carefully structured to comply with federal laws. This Compliance Overview summarizes the requirements for wellness plans under HIPAA (as amended by the ACA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). It also includes a chart that compares key wellness plan requirements under these three laws.
This month's Benefits Buzz discusses the upcoming Medicare Part D notice disclosure deadline and explains that employers are planning to spend more on health care and wellness next year.
This month's HR Brief discusses how stay conversations can keep employees engaged and ways to help workers overcome the Sunday blues.
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