Employee Benefits Updates

By Caroline Smith, 07/29/2016
Under the ACA, Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) are required to report on the health coverage offered to full-time employees. To report this information to the IRS an ALE must use forms 1094-C and 1095-C (“IRS returns”) and these forms must be filed by a required annual deadline to avoid...
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By Caroline Smith, 07/29/2016
AssuredPartners received a number of great questions during our June 28, 2016 Workplace Wellness webinar that our speakers were unable to answer due to time constraints. However, this document contains written responses to some of the questions that went unanswered. Please be advised that this information is not...
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By Caroline Smith, 07/08/2016
The 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act (the “Act”) includes provisions to strengthen the civil monetary penalties under various federal laws, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”). Pursuant to the Act, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) must adjust ERISA’s...
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By Caroline Smith, 07/06/2016
As previously addressed in our 2nd Quarter Compliance Observer Newsletter, beginning this spring the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it would begin sending Exchange subsidy notices to employers who had an employee(s) enroll in health coverage through the Marketplace and who were...
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By Caroline Smith, 06/10/2016
In response to vendors in the insurance and wellness market introducing certain “wellness programs” designed as a “tax savings” to employers, the IRS recently released a memorandum providing its views on the tax treatment of rewards under employer wellness plans. READ FULL ALERT
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