Fraser Trebilcock is pleased to announce that attorney Samatha A. Kopacz has been elected as Shareholder. Sam specializes in employee health and welfare benefits, advising clients on the constantly evolving world of health and welfare benefits to ensure timely legal […]
As previously reported, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) extended the deadline for Information Reporting under Internal Revenue Code sections 6055 and 6056 by two to three months. However, paper filing dates have now passed; and electronic filings are due by […]
The desire to offer a wellness program to employees may seem like a no-brainer. Why wouldn’t employers encourage their employees to adopt healthy lifestyles and thereby hopefully reduce the future medical claims and health insurance premiums of employer-sponsored medical plans?
Reminder: Form W-2 Reporting on Aggregate Cost of Employer Sponsored Coverage Unless subject to an exemption, employers must report the aggregate cost of employer-sponsored health coverage provided in 2015 on their employees’ Form W-2 (Code DD in Box 12) issued […]
On Friday, June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the 5-4 landmark decision in Obergefell v Hodges striking down same-sex marriage bans across the country as unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment.
Reminder: Form W-2 Reporting on Aggregate Cost of Employer Sponsored Coverage Unless subject to an exemption, employers must report the aggregate cost of employer-sponsored health coverage provided in 2014 on their employees’ Form W-2 (Code DD in Box 12) issued […]
As the year winds down, it’s important to take stock of plan amendment and notice deadlines, as well as planning for 2015. To guide you through the process, we’ve put together a list that includes all of our Employee Benefit […]
Unless transition relief applies, applicable large employers must comply with the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate (i.e., Pay or Play) effective January 1, 2015. Under Pay or Play, applicable large employers are required, among other things, to offer affordable medical coverage […]
On the eve of the HPID November 5, 2014 deadline, CMS announced that enforcement of the HPID requirements is delayed, until further notice. “Effective October 31, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of e-Health Standards and […]
The deadline for a large health plan to obtain its health plan identifier (“HPID”) is quickly approaching. As we previously advised (please see our Client Alert dated April 21, 2014), the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires a controlling […]