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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

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Health FSA Limit Increases

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The IRS recently increased the health FSA dollar limit on employee salary reduction contributions for 2020 plan years. According to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a dollar limit is...

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2020 ACA Compliance Checklist

Public sector organizations with group health plans should be aware of changes to Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements that take effect in 2020.

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ACA Providers Fee to Increase in 2020

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The IRS recently announced that the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance providers fee will increase for 2020. Please note that this fee is not applicable to employers but rather...

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Proposed Regulations for Individual Coverage HRAs

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Starting January 1, 2020, some employers will be able to offer individual coverage HRAs (ICHRAs) to help employees pay for individual health insurance. Final rules were established...

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HSA Compliance for 2020

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A Health Savings Account (HSA) is one type of medical savings account that employees can use if they have a high deductible health plan (HDHP). The account can be used to pay for...

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Pay or Play Penalties Increase

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Note: Last week’s article confirmed that pay or play penalties still continue to apply to applicable large employers. This week’s legislative alert discusses increased penalty...

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Pay or Play Penalties are Still Applicable

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The IRS released an information letter which confirms that the employer shared responsibilities or pay or play penalties continue to apply for applicable large employers (ALEs) that...

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Resources Finalized for Mental Health Parity Compliance

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The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury have finalized resources to promote compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA)....

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Medicare Part D Notices Due Before October 15, 2019

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Employers with group health plans that provide prescription drug coverage to Medicare-eligible individuals need to provide the annual disclosure notice to those individuals before...

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Compliance: Open Enrollment Benefit Notices for 2020

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There are several benefit notices that employers are required to provide to employees either annually or during their initial enrollment. Open enrollment time can be a good time to...