George Kasper

George Kasper

Pullman & Comley, LLC

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House Passes Small Business Healthcare Relief Act

Despite repeated guidance from the IRS that employer payment plans violate insurance reforms under the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”), many small employers continue this arrangement of reimbursing employees for their cost of...more

7/7/2016 - Affordable Care Act Bipartisan Agreement Cash-in-Lieu of Benefits Employee Benefits Employer Group Health Plans Employer Liability Issues Excise Tax Legislative Agendas Popular Proposed Legislation Small Business

Alert: The Importance of Beneficiary Designations

Who really benefits? You may be surprised! If you participate in a 401(k) or other retirement plan, have one or more IRA accounts, or life insurance policies, you need to designate beneficiaries to receive the benefits...more

1/18/2016 - 401k Beneficiary Designations Death Benefits IRA Life Insurance Retirement Plan Wills

Alert: Affordable Care Act (ACA) End of Year Checklist

With the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) nearly fully implemented and agency enforcement now underway, employers must be clear which provisions of the ACA apply to them. Any employer that sponsors a health plan for employees is...more

1/6/2016 - Affordable Care Act Applicable Large Employers (ALE) Employer Group Health Plans Health Insurance HRA IRS Popular Reporting Requirements

Deadline Extended For ACA Information Reporting Forms

The IRS has extended the deadlines for furnishing to employees the new Forms 1095 and filing these Forms with the IRS. The Forms are designed to confirm compliance with the employer and individual health insurance mandates...more

12/31/2015 - Affordable Care Act Employer Group Health Plans Employer Mandates Filing Requirements Form 1095 IRS Large Employer Time Extensions

ACA Update: Cadillac Tax Postponed!

The budget and tax package passed by Congress on December 18, 2015, and signed by the President, includes a two-year delay of the controversial excise tax on high-value health plans (a.k.a., the Cadillac Tax), part of the...more

12/23/2015 - Affordable Care Act Cadillac Tax Employer Group Health Plans Excise Tax Healthcare Costs Tax Deductions

Alert: Health Plan Update on Out-of-Pocket Limitations

The Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) established limitations on the annual out-of-pocket costs that a health plan may impose on a participant. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor and the...more

6/19/2015 - Affordable Care Act DOL Employer Group Health Plans Health Insurance Healthcare HHS Out-of-Pocket Expenses Self-Funded Health Plans U.S. Treasury

Alert: Closing Affordable Care Act Loopholes

The U.S. Departments of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Health and Human Services recently issued guidance clearly stating that employers may not, without incurring penalties, reimburse employees who...more

12/1/2014 - Affordable Care Act Corporate Counsel DOL Employer Mandates HHS IRS Popular Reimbursements

Many Employee Retirement Plan Dollar Limits Adjusted For 2015

The Internal Revenue Code provides for various dollar limitations on benefits, contributions, and compensation for tax-qualified employee benefit plans. Recently, the Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living...more

11/5/2014 - COLA Qualified Retirement Plans Retirement Retirement Plan

IRS Announces Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Limits for 2015 Applicable to Retirement Plans

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the cost of living adjustments (COLA) applicable to dollar limitations for retirement plans for 2015. Several of the limits that currently apply to the 2014 plan year will change for...more

11/5/2014 - COLA Cost-of-Living IRS Pensions Qualified Retirement Plans

Many Employee Retirement Plan Dollar Limits Adjusted For 2014

The Internal Revenue Code provides for various dollar limitations on benefits, contributions, and compensation for tax-qualified employee benefit plans. Recently, the Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living...more

11/27/2013 - 401k COLA Employee Benefits IRS Retirement

Notice to Employees About Health Insurance Exchanges Due October 1, 2013

The Affordable Care Act provides individuals with the option of purchasing health coverage through new health insurance exchanges, or “Marketplaces” that will operate in every state effective January 1, 2014 (e.g.,...more

9/20/2013 - Affordable Care Act Deadlines DOL Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Marketplace Notice

First Payment Of Employer's PCORI Fees For Self-Insured Health Insurance Plans Due July 31

The first payment of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee imposed by the Affordable Care Act is due next week on July 31st. While the U.S. Treasury Department has delayed implementing certain health...more

7/26/2013 - Deadlines Fees Form 720 HIPAA HRA PCORI Self-Insured Health Plans

Play or Pay and Minimum Essential Coverage: What, When and How (Much)?

Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules, the so called “play or pay” rules, impose penalties on an employer with more than 50 “full-time equivalent” employees (a large employer) if...more

4/19/2013 - Affordable Care Act Healthcare Minimum Essential Coverage Pay or Play Penalties

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