Employee Benefits Updates

By Caroline Smith, 01/25/2018
This week, President Trump signed into law a short-term continuing spending resolution to end the government shutdown and continue funding through Feb. 8, 2018. This short-term spending bill impacts three taxes and fees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). READ FULL ALERT
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By Caroline Smith, 12/28/2017
On December 19th the House of Representatives voted along party lines to pass H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, by a vote of 224-201. Senate passage followed early on December 20th by a party-line vote of 51-48, with Sen. McCain not voting while recovering in Arizona from cancer treatments.As anticipated,...
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By Caroline Smith, 11/15/2017
As we reported in our 2nd Quarter Newsletter, the IRS has indicated it would notify applicable large employers (ALEs) in 2017 of their potential penalties for failing to comply with the employer shared responsibility mandate for the 2015 calendar year. With the numerous attempts this year to repeal or replace the...
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By Caroline Smith, 10/24/2017
The IRS has announced the 2018 cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) with respect to retirement plan limits. Many limits, which are adjusted by reference to Code Sec. 415(d), are changed for 2018 since the increase in the cost-of-living index met the statutory thresholds that trigger their adjustment. However,...
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By Caroline Smith, 10/05/2017
This Newsletter contains important benefits-related news items, deadlines, and updates both from the third quarter of 2017 and looking forward to the end of the calendar year.
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