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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers


Temporary Tax Credit Offered to Employers for Paid Family and Medical Leave

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Act) was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. The Act makes several changes that impact employee benefits.

COBRA Compliance

When an employee loses their insurance coverage due to termination or other specific events, when are you required to offer COBRA and which benefit plans are subject to COBRA coverage?


2017 ACA Reporting: Furnishing Deadline Delayed

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2018-06 on December 22, 2017. The purpose of this notice was to announce the delay for furnishing forms under Sections 6055 and 6056 for 2017....


Tax Reform Bill to be Signed into Law

The Senate and House both passed the tax reform bill, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on December 20, 2017. The bill will move onto the White House where President Trump is expected to sign it into law...

2018 IRS Contribution Limits

Download the new 2018 IRS Contribution Limits Guide. This handy reference for public sector organizations highlights the contribution limits for your HSA, HRA, FSA, retirement plans, and more.


Wisconsin Public Sector employers will no longer offer domestic partner employee benefits

Due to the legalization of same-sex marriage, Wisconsin has made some big changes regarding domestic partnership in their recently passed 2017-2019 state budget.


NEW: 2018 ACA Open Enrollment Checklist

Public sector employers: New Affordable Care Act (ACA) changes will affect your health insurance for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2018. It’s time to review your plan to make sure...


COMPLIANCE UPDATE: Don’t Forget to Do This When Filing Your 2017 Tax Return

The Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate requires individuals to have health insurance coverage or pay a penalty. It is enforced each year on the individual’s federal tax return.


Presidents Wants ACA Cost-Sharing Payments to End: Senate Unveils New Proposal

On October 12, the White House announced that it will no longer reimburse health insurance carriers for ACA’s cost-sharing reductions made available through the health insurance marketplace...


The President’s New Executive Order: How Does it Affect ACA?

President Trump signed an executive order to begin dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA), after Congress’ failure to repeal it earlier this year. The order, signed on October 12, 2017, is...