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Impact Of The Same-Sex Marriage Decision On Employee Benefit Plans
In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court held that states may not deny same-sex couples the right to marry, finding that doing so violates the Fourteenth Amendment.
United States
11 Aug 2015
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Increased Penalties For Information Returns
The new penalties apply to returns and statements required after December 31, 2015. This means the new penalties will apply to the 2015 Forms W-2, 1099-R, 1099-MISC, 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C that are due in early 2016.
United States
11 Aug 2015
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The ACA And Staffing Agency Workers
Companies that use staffing agencies to supply workers face special issues in determining their risk for the significant penalties under the Affordable Care Act's "play or pay" rules.
United States
11 Aug 2015
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Recent Employee Benefit Developments: Fall 2014
On September 18, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2014-55, which establishes two new change in status events for cafeteria plans.
United States
3 Nov 2014
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Hobby Lobby Decision
The Supreme Court held that the contraceptive mandate under the ACA cannot be imposed on a closely held company in violation of the religious beliefs of its owners.
United States
17 Jul 2014
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Group Health Plans - HIPAA Business Associate Agreements
Final regulations issued by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2013 included changes to the HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules.
United States
17 Jul 2014
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Reinsurance Fees
Group health plans that provide major medical coverage will be assessed a "transitional reinsurance fee" for 2014, 2015 and 2016.
United States
17 Jul 2014
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Health Plan Identifier Deadline Approaching
Large health plans ($5 million in claims) are facing a deadline of November 5, 2014 to secure a health plan identifier number from CMS.
United States
17 Jul 2014
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Revised Model COBRA Notices Address Optional Coverage Under Health Care Exchanges
The Department of Labor has issued revised model COBRA notices that explain the alternative coverage that may be available to COBRA-eligible individuals.
United States
16 Jul 2014
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How to Tell Which Employees Must Be Offered Coverage Under Health Care Reform
Employers with employees who work variable hours or seasonally should determine whether they want to take advantage of the voluntary safe harbors described in the Notice.
United States
3 Oct 2012
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Health Care Reform: Grandfathered Plan Regulations
Certain group health plans providing coverage on March 23, 2010 (the date health care reform was enacted) are "grandfathered plans," exempt from some, but not all, provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Regulations issued June 14, 2010 provide guidance on what employers must do to maintain the grandfather status of their plans, including what changes will cause a plan to lose grandfather status.
United States
27 Sep 2010
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Health Care Reform: Regulations on Preexisting Condition Exclusions, Lifetime and Annual Limits, Rescissions and Patient Protections
On June 22, 2010, the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services (the Departments) released interim final regulations (the Regulations) on the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Act) relating to preexisting condition exclusions, lifetime and annual limits, rescissions and patient protections.
United States
27 Sep 2010
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