ACA Reporting Requirements Sonoma County

ACA reporting requirements for insurers - The Affordable Care Act requires employers to file annual information returns with the IRS and furnish statements to employees on healthcare plan coverage information beginning in 2016.

ACA Reporting Requirements Sonoma County | Avoid Penalties

At the beginning of each calendar year all employers who are considered “Applicable Large Employers” (“ALE”) under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) Employer Mandate Regulations will be requ

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We support America's small businesses. The SBA connects entrepreneurs with lenders and funding to help them plan, start and grow their business.

Questions and Answers on Information Reporting by Health Coverage Providers (Section 6055) | Internal Revenue Service

Questions & Answers about the Information Reporting by Health Coverage Providers (Section 6055).

You’ve Discovered A Mistake in Your Plan Administration – Now What?

Occasionally qualified plan administrators discover that their plans have incurred an operational error.  The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) recognizes that it needs the help of plan administra

Association Health Plans—Are They Really an Option to Consider?

As discussed during our recent webinar, the finalized DOL regulations for qualifying “association health plans” will likely create new opportunities for sole proprietors and other primarily small

Mintz Levin’s Alden Bianchi Discusses New Rules for Association Health Plans

Our colleague Alden Bianchi was a guest on a recent episode of Bloomberg Tax’s “Talking Tax” podcast, discussing the U.S. Department of Labor’s new rules for Association Health Plans, which ch

The Bubbler – July 2018

  Welcome to July! As we head deeper into the summer, the employment law world continues to heat up (and we’re not just talking about the record temperatures across the country!). We have rounded u

California Employers Take Note: New Privacy Law

In our sister blog, Privacy and Security Matters, Cynthia Larose and Brian Lam discuss a new California privacy law passed on June 28, 2018 — the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.  The new

DOL Issues Final Regulation re: Association Health Plans

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a final regulation green-lighting the expanded adoption of “association health plans” (or “AHPs”) by self-employed individuals and small businesses

Massachusetts Governor Signs Law Establishing Paid Family and Medical Leave Program, Increasing Minimum Wage, and Eliminating Sunday/Holiday Premium Pay

On June 28, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a law affecting all employers in the Commonwealth by creating a paid family and medical leave program funded by a state payroll tax, incre

Blockchain Tokens as Compensation

Blockchain is a revolutionary technological tool in the way it tracks and stores data, decentralizes information, establishes trust in electronic files, and dispenses of intermediaries. This technolog

Affordable Care Act ALE Compliance | Trump to Issue Rule That Weakens Affordable Care Act

The Trump administration is poised to issue a sweeping rule that makes it easier for small businesses to band together to create health insurance plans that skirt many requirements of the Affordable C

ACA Reporting Service | The Affordable Care Act Helped Medicaid Patients in California Avoid the Emergency Room, Study Suggests

Despite the best efforts of a Republican-led Congress over the past two years, the Affordable Care Act has largely stayed intact. A recent study published in Health Affairs offers the latest bit of ev

New York Appellate Court Vacates Arbitration Award It Says Violated Public Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment

In our sister blog, ADR: Advice from the Trenches, Don Davis explores back-to-back decisions by New York’s intermediate appellate court that applied very narrow state law principles permitting vaca

“Ban the Box” Updates in Massachusetts

“Ban the Box” laws prohibit or limit an employer’s ability to ask a job applicant about his or her criminal record. States, counties and cities have enacted this legislation to help applicants w

The Bubbler – June 2018

With the summer kicking off, it is a good opportunity for employers to review and refresh their employment practices to ensure compliance with developments on the federal, state and legal landscape. T

Arbitration of ERISA Claims – Update

Some of you may remember that back in 2015, we published an article entitled Arbitration of ERISA Claims – Yes You Can!  A link to that article can be found here.  In that article, we suggested th

Full Service ACA Reporting | How HHS Buried Information About the Affordable Care Act

Since the dawn of the Trump era, the Health and Human Services Department’s leaders have made no secret of their disdain for the Obama-era Affordable Care Act. That shift in policy was bound to show

Maryland Jumps on #MeToo Bandwagon With New Act Creating Significant Obligations for Employers

On May 15, 2018, Governor Hogan signed into law the “Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018” (the “Act”).  The Act will go into effect on October 1, 2018, and contains two

Arbitration Provisions with Class Action Waivers Are Enforceable…Now What? A Guide for Human Resources Professionals and In-House Counsel on the Practical Implications of this “Epic” Decision

In a landmark opinion on an important issue to employers, the Supreme Court held yesterday that employers can enforce class action waivers in arbitration agreements – leaving employers nationwide as

Excessive Executive Compensation and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017: Widening the Net of Negative Tax Consequences for For-Profit and Non-Profit Corporations

With all the national press coverage about tax savings, tax cuts and company bonus payments associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Tax Act”), it is easy to miss the changes in fed

IRS Reverses the $50 HSA Reduction for 2018

We recently informed you that the IRS reduced the 2018 health savings account (“HSA”) contribution limit for individuals with family coverage to $6,850.00 despite having previously announced that

IRS Issues Guidance FAQs Regarding the Paid Family Leave Federal Tax Credit

This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued FAQ guidance regarding the employer tax credit for paid family and medical leave. As a reminder, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the Act) provid

Financial Conflict of Interest in the Eighth Circuit: Trigger of a Less Deferential Standard of Review or Mere Factor in Determining Plan Administrator Abuse of Discretion?

It is well-established under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) that when an employee benefit plan grants the plan administrator discretion to decide questions of eligib

Was Your Employee Benefit Plan Selected For Examination? Don’t Panic!

Each year, hundreds of retirement plans are examined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL).  The agencies also examine other kinds of employee benefit plans for complian

ACA Reporting Service Provider | Affordable Care Act Turns 8 Years Old

For Some, the Affordable Care Act Is a Lifesaver. Eight years ago, on March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law, saying it enshrined “the core principle th

IRS Reduces HSA Contribution Amount for Current Year

In 2017, the IRS released the 2018 inflation-adjusted figures for contributions to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).  The contribution limits for HSAs associated with High Deductible Health Plans was i

ACA Reporting Services | The Wolf Is Coming – IRS Updates Q&A regarding Procedures for Employer Mandate Enforcement

Updated March 2018 Last week we wrote about the Boston Business Journal reporting, the employer mandate penalty notices would soon be sent by the IRS. While many may view this as the boy crying wolf y

Affordable Care Act Software 2018 | Section 125 – Cafeteria Plans Overview

A Section 125 plan, or a cafeteria plan, allows employees to pay for certain benefits on a pre-tax basis. Specifically, employers use these plans to provide their employees with a choice between cash

Full Time Employee Tracking for ACA | Republicans Kill Obamacare’s Controversial Death Panel

The Affordable Care Act is working to make health care more affordable, accessible, and of a higher quality for families, seniors, businesses, and taxpayers alike. Now Congress has killed a part of Ob

32 Days Left to Distribute Form 1095 to your Employees!

March 2, 2018 is the next deadline to distribute 2017 IRS Form 1095, Employee Statements, to your eligible employees. HCI offers a Turn-Key Solution to generate IRS Forms 1094 & 1095 35 days remai

HCI’s New and Improved ACA Software for 2017 IRS Forms 1094 & 1095

32 DAYS left to distribute IRS Form 1095 to your Employees! Healthcare Compliance Inc. Introduces Our New and Improved ACA Compliance Software Standard Compliance Services for Large Group Health Plans

IRS Extends Deadline for Filing Form 1095-C to Employees

On Dec. 22, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2018-06, which provides certain extensions related to Affordable Care Act reporting for 2017. Specifically, this notice: • Extends the d

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