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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

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Executive Order Highlights Increased Health Care Price Transparency

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President Trump signed an executive order earlier this week designed to increase pricing and quality transparency in health care. It directs several federal agencies to write...

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Final Rule Expands HRA Options

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On June 13, 2019, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury Department issued a final rule that expands the use of health reimbursement arrangements...

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IRS Announces New HSA & HDHP Limits for 2020

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The IRS has recently announced the inflation-adjusted contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) will increase for 2020.

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PCORI Fees Due July 31st

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If your health plan is self-funded, the deadline to pay your annual PCORI fees is July 31, 2019. You should use IRS Form 720 for reporting.

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Final Notice of ACA Benefit & Payment Parameters for 2020

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The Department of Health and Human Services released its final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020. This final rule describes benefit and payment parameters under the...

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Deadline Extension: EEO-1 Filing Report

Please note that the following article only applies to those public sector groups with a government contract.

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Federal Aid Allocated by States Uneven

Recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Education show that overall federal budget for education isn’t being equally disbursed among the states. K-12 federal funding has increased slightly...

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Affordable Care Act Ruled Unconstitutional – But the Law Stands for Now

On Friday, December 14, 2018, a federal judge ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. Last year, a change in the federal tax law eliminated or zeroed out the...

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Deadline Delayed for 2018 ACA Reporting

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2018-94 on November 29, 2019. This notice extends certain due dates for ACA reporting and extends a good-faith transition relief from penalties.

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Did You Get the IRS Letter 226-J? Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that applicable large employers (ALEs) must offer their full-time employees affordable, minimum value health coverage or be penalized. This mandate is also...