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10May 2017

The American Health Care Act – A Look At The Potential Impact On Large Employers And Group Health Plan Sponsors

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Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the amended version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that would repeal and replace certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The AHCA is the first step in what is expected to be a multi-step process to repeal and replace the ACA. The bill was introduced as part [...]

9May 2017

IRS Announces 2018 HSA Limits

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The IRS has announced the 2018 inflation adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSA).  Contribution limits, deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums are increasing. The annual contribution limit is the maximum amount that an individual enrolled in a qualified high deductible health plan (HDHP) can contribute to an HSA in a given year. A qualified HDHP is a health plan with certain [...]

28Feb 2017

T-Minus 2 Days – 2016 Form 1095-C Deadline Is March 2, 2017

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While many employers have been waiting to hear whether the new administration will repeal the employer reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act, no such repeal has been enacted to date. That means eligible employers are required to provide their employees with a Form 1095-C by the March 2, 2017 deadline, which was already extended from the original January 31, [...]

30Jan 2017

New Form I-9 Required as of January 22, 2017

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On November 14, 2012, the US Customs and Immigration Services published a new Form I-9. A s of January 22, 2017, all employers are now required to utilize the newly published form. The Form I-9 is used to verify both the identity and employment authorization of an individual hired to work in the United States. According to the US Citizenship [...]

23Nov 2016

Federal Judge Blocks Proposed FLSA Changes

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Just days before the proposed Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) salary threshold was set to increase to $921 per week ($47,892 annually), a federal judge in Texas blocked its implementation through a preliminary injunction. Hearing a lawsuit filed by the State of Nevada and 20 other states, US District Judge Amos L. Mazzant ruled that the Department of Labor overstepped [...]