Plan sponsors should review their health reimbursement arrangements, employer payment plans, health flexible spending arrangements, and employee assistance programs to ensure they comply with ACA market reforms....more
Plan sponsors will need to take prospective and, possibly, retroactive action in order to ensure compliance with the guidance.
On August 29, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)...more
Calendar-year plans should use updated IRS Form 720 and related instructions to file by July 31 deadline.
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), for plan years ending on or after October 1, 2012, plan sponsors of...more
New notice describing availability of Exchange coverage must be provided by October 1, 2013.
Employers welcome a one-year delay in the Shared Responsibility excise tax.
On July 2, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) made a surprise announcement—in an unusual place—that implementation of the employer...more
High Court considers the constitutionality of DOMA, which may create tax-refund opportunities for employers and employees before April 15....more
As 2012 closes, group health plan sponsors turn their attention to completing 2012 tasks, implementing upcoming 2013 changes, and preparing for the full impact of ACA in 2014.
As 2012 draws to an end, employers pass...more