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Redefinition of “Spouse” under the FMLA

“The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. The FMLA also includes certain military family leave provisions.” Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Wage...

Clarification on Individual Cost Sharing Limits

What do I need to know?  Effective 1/1/2016, annual cost sharing limits on self-only coverage apply to all individuals, regardless of the type of plan. More Information The Department of Health and Human Services released the HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment...

Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program Annual Report

What is the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program? Employers with 50 or more full-time employees within the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s geographic boundaries are required to register and offer commuter benefits to their employees. What should I do...

New 1095 Forms From the IRS

With tax season bearing down on all of us, those who have not yet completed their filings may feel some pressure, particularly when it comes to the new Affordable Care Act and how it impacts tax filings. One question we’ve heard a few times while working with our...

New IRS Guidance on the “Cadillac” Tax

What is the “Cadillac Tax?” As part of the ACA regulations, a 40% excise (or “Cadillac”) tax will be imposed on employers that offer plans that exceed the determined statutory dollar limit. Do I need to do anything now?  No. This law goes into effect on 1/1/2018.  We...

Practices Prohibited by New ACA Regulations

Updated 3/10/2015 – Additional Guidance from the IRS The IRS recently released Notice 2015-17, which addresses and clarifies important issues regarding premium reimbursement arrangements, including but not limited to, wage increases in lieu of health coverage,...

San Francisco Commuter Benefit Reporting

What do I need to do now?   Prepare to report your Commuter Benefit offering by 4/30/2015.  The form is available here. More Information Pursuant to the San Francisco Commuter Benefits Ordinance, businesses with locations in San Francisco that have 20+ employees...