Macy’s and Kmart are each closing a Lansing location – but did you know that retail spending is up? It’s easier than ever to collect customer data, but business owners beware: you need to protect that data or you could […]
Reminder: Plan Sponsors of Certain Applicable Self-Funded Health Plans Must Make PCORI Fee Payment By July 31, 2015 Please let this serve as a reminder that the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee is due by July 31st and must […]
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.
Employers and plan sponsors that maintain wellness programs need to carefully review those programs to ensure compliance with various employment and benefit laws, including recently released guidance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) and Title I of Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”)
Plan sponsors have work to do on their summary of benefits and coverage (“SBC”) in the coming months. The government recently published proposed regulations related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (“PPACA”) SBC requirement. The proposed regulations would […]
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued Notice 2015-16 commencing the regulatory process to develop guidance on what’s been called the Cadillac Tax, i.e., the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage. Employers and plan sponsors, especially those with […]
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 […]