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Compliance Bulletin: DOL Delays New Rules for Disability Benefit Claims

In December 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule to strengthen the claims and appeals requirements for plans that provide disability benefits and are subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The final rule was scheduled to apply to claims that are filed on or after January 1, 2018. However,

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Compliance Bulletin: IRS Issues Pay or Play Enforcement Guidance

In an updated Question and Answer (Q&A) document, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) indicated that they plan to begin issuing letters informing employers of their potential liability for an employer shared responsibility penalty, if any, in late 2017.  They also provided guidance on penalty enforcement procedures.  The attached Affordable Care Act (ACA) Compliance Bulletin provides

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Compliance Bulletin: Health FSA Limit Will Increase for 2018

On Oct. 19, 2017, the IRS announced that, for taxable years beginning in 2018, the dollar limit on employees’ salary reduction contributions to a health FSA will increase to $2,650. This ACA Compliance Bulletin explains the indexed health FSA limit for 2018.Click here for Bulletin

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Compliance Bulletin: IRS Reverses Policy on Certifying Individual Mandate Compliance

For 2017 tax returns, the IRS will not accept electronic tax returns (and may suspend paper returns) that do not certify compliance with the individual mandate. This ACA Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of this change.Click here for Bulletin

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Compliance Bulletin: White House Announces Some ACA Subsidies Will End

On Oct. 12, 2017, the White House announced that it will no longer reimburse insurers for cost-sharing reductions made available to low-income individuals through the Exchanges under the ACA, effective immediately. Because Congress did not pass an appropriation for this expense, the administration believes that it cannot lawfully pay the cost-sharing reductions. Some states have

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