Benefits Bulletin is a quarterly newsletter that covers hot benefit topics in depth. This issue includes information about the updated employee benefits plan limits for 2018, health plan reporting, the proposed benefits and payment parameters for 2019 and pay or play enforcement guidance. UPDATED—This newsletter has been updated to include the furnishing deadline extension for ACA reporting made effective by IRS Notice 2018-06, which was issued on Dec. 22, 2017. Benefits Bulletin – 1st Quarter 2018
Following several high-profile news reports of workplace harassment in 2017, the EEOC issued a list of best practices for employers to use in their workplaces to prevent harassment. This Compliance Overview provides a summary to assist you with your own practices. Preventing Workplace Harassment 12.17
On Dec. 20, 2017, the tax reform bill, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill is now expected to be signed into law by President Trump shortly. This News Brief provides an overview of the tax reform bill and its potential impact on employers. House and Senate Pass Tax Reform Bill 12.20.17
The IRS recently announced cost-of-living adjustments to the annual dollar limits for various welfare and retirement plan limits for 2018. Although some of the limits will remain the same, many of the limits will increase for 2018. This Compliance Bulletin summarizes the newly released benefit plan limits for 2018. IRS Announces Benefit Plan Limits for 2018
Several ACA requirements will be affected by changes that take effect in 2018, such as increased dollar limits and decreased affordability percentages. To prepare for 2018, employers should review upcoming requirements and develop a compliance strategy. This ACA Overview provides an ACA compliance checklist for 2018. ACA 2018 Compliance Checklist
In the midst of receiving massive medical plan increases, this educational institution was seeking alternative solutions to reducing costs or cutting departmental funding. Lack of risk management were leading to six figure increases year over year, causing the group to take action to mitigate out of control cost increases.