You received a Letter 226-J from the IRS? Here are some key considerations…

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has started issuing the first wave of Letters 226-J informing applicable large employers who did not comply with the ACA employer mandate for 2015 Plan... Read More

January 17, 2018
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IRS Raises FSA Limits, Other Benefits for 2018

The IRS just released the 2018 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) for a variety of tax-related limits. The changes, as outlined in Revenue Procedure 2017-58, featured several notable adjustments employers should be... Read More

November 29, 2017
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Guidance For Employer Shared Responsibility Payments Announced

The IRS has announced new guidance regarding the Employer Shared Responsibility Payments (the “ESRPs”), which are the ACA penalties assessable to “Applicable Large Employers” for failing to provide affordable health... Read More

November 15, 2017
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The 2017 Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee

It’s that time of year again. The Affordable Care Act imposes an annual fee called the Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee (CERF) on insurers and plan sponsors of self-insured coverage to... Read More

June 16, 2017
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Tax Treatment of Voluntary Fixed Indemnity Health Benefits

Last week, the IRS’s Office of Chief Counsel released a Memorandum announcing that benefits paid under a fixed indemnity health benefit program that is either funded by the employer, or... Read More

February 3, 2017
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ACA Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Fee Filing Deadline Approaching

This is an early reminder that employers with insured plans/HRA arrangements are required to report and pay the 2015 ACA Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees for the HRA plan... Read More

July 1, 2016
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IRS Releases 2017 Health Savings Account Limits

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued new guidelines for contributions and out-of-pocket expenses (OOPs) for health savings account (HSA) limits in 2017. Maximum OOPs for individual and family accounts tied to high-deductible plans... Read More

May 4, 2016
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