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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

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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...

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Download: 2020 Open Enrollment Checklist

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For plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2020, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made some changes which may affect the design and administration of your plans. It’s important...

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Preventative Care for HDHPs is Expanded to Include Chronic Conditions

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The IRS has expanded the scope of preventative care benefits for some chronic conditions that can be provided by high deductible health plans (HDHP) without a deductible.

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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.