HHS Proposes Revisions to ACA Section 1557 Regulations

June 11, 2019
HHS Proposes Revisions to ACA Section 1557 Regulations At the end of May, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule to revise regulations previously released under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The HHS goal with the proposed rule is to remove... Find out more »

IRS Releases 2020 HSA Contribution Limits and HDHP Deductible and Out-of-Pocket Limits

May 29, 2019
This alert is of interest to all employers that sponsor group health plans.  Note that employers with “grandfathered” or “grandmothered” plans are not subject to the ACA out-of-pocket limits, although the HSA/HDHP rules still apply if the plan is an HSA-qualified HDHP. In Rev. Proc.... Find out more »

Ways to Make Childcare Costs a Little More Affordable

May 22, 2019
Childcare can be an employee’s most expensive work-related expense. Fortunately, there is a benefit program you can offer that will at least provide tax relief to employees who use daycare providers. The program is the Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP). If you can’t offer a DCAP,... Find out more »

OSHA to Publish Specific Rules for Preventing Workplace Violence

There are four types of workplace violence. You should know the four ways to mitigate it. The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH Act) has traditionally invoked the General Duty Clause, rather than any specific rules, to address workplace violence. It requires employers to provide a safe and... Find out more »

REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2019

May 20, 2019
This alert is of interest to all employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs).  Note that the PCORI fee does not apply to most health FSAs. Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement... Find out more »