Jewelie Grape

Jewelie Grape

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Irs Announces 2014 Benefit Plan Limits

The Internal Revenue Service has released the 2014 cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limits on benefits and contributions under qualified retirement plans. The following chart summarizes 2014 retirement plan limits...more

11/4/2013 - COLA Employee Benefits IRS

Final Regulations Issued On Incentives For Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs In Group Health Plans

HIPAA nondiscrimination provisions prohibit group health plans and health insurance issuers from discriminating against individual participants and beneficiaries in eligibility, benefits, or premiums based on a health factor....more

6/24/2013 - Discrimination Employer Group Health Plans Final Rules HIPAA Incentives Wellness Programs

Employment And Labor Law Alert: Minnesota's Same-Sex Marriage Law: Effects On Employers

On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, Governor Dayton signed into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota (H.F. 1054 and S.F. 925), effective August 1, 2013....more

5/20/2013 - DOMA Employee Benefits Exemptions FMLA Same-Sex Marriage Spousal Tax Relief

DOL (Finally) Issues Model Exchange Notice

On May 8, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued long-awaited temporary guidance and a model notice to be provided to employees about upcoming coverage options through the health care exchange, known as the Marketplace,...more

5/16/2013 - COBRA DOL Employer Group Health Plans Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Marketplace Notice Notice Requirements

Employers – Are You Updating Your HIPAA Documents?

The Department of Health and Human Services released final Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security regulations on January 25, 2013. ...more

5/15/2013 - Breach Notification Rule Business Associates Documentation HIPAA Security and Privacy Controls Training

I’m An Applicable Large Employer – To Whom Must I Offer Health Coverage In Order To Avoid Pay Or Play Penalties?

Beginning in 2014, the employer shared responsibility mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires applicable large employers (those employing on average at least 50 full-time equivalent employees on...more

3/12/2013 - Affordable Care Act Employer Group Health Plans Essential Health Benefits Healthcare Pay or Play

I’m Not An Applicable Large Employer Under The Affordable Care Act…Or Am I?

Only applicable large employers may be assessed a penalty under the employer shared responsibility mandate of the Affordable Care Act. An applicable large employer is defined by the regulations as one that has employed an...more

2/8/2013 - Affordable Care Act Controlled Groups Employer Mandates Full-Time Employees Seasonal Workers Shared Responsibility Rule

Proposed Rules Issued On Contraceptive Coverage

The Affordable Care Act requires most health plans to cover certain women’s preventive services, including contraception, without charging a co-pay or deductible. On January 30, 2013, the Obama Administration released...more

2/8/2013 - Affordable Care Act Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Exemptions Religious Institutions

Health Care Reform “Pay Or Play” Guidance Issued

In early January, the Internal Revenue Service published proposed regulations on “Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage.” These regulations incorporate the provisions of many previous Notices with...more

2/4/2013 - Affordable Care Act Employer Mandates Essential Health Benefits Full-Time Employees Health Insurance Healthcare Pay or Play Shared Responsibility Rule Tax Credits

Remember To Report The Value Of Health Coverage On Employees’ 2012 Form W-2s

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires employers who issue 250 or more W-2s in a year to report the aggregate cost of coverage under an employer-sponsored group health plan in Box 12 of each employee’s Form...more

1/2/2013 - Affordable Care Act Health Insurance W-2

Health Care Reform – Implementation Timeline For Employers (Subject To Change As Additional Guidance Is Issued)

Here’s a brief timeline highlighting important health care reform dates for employers…I expect some dates will change as 2014 draws nearer, and I will update the timeline accordingly....more

12/11/2012 - Affordable Care Act Pay or Play Wellness Programs

Health Care Reform – What Employers Should be Thinking About Now

Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act will require employers employing 50 or more full-time equivalent employees to offer full-time employees affordable, minimum essential health coverage. If such health coverage is not...more

12/4/2012 - Affordable Care Act Employer Mandates Healthcare Minimum Essential Coverage Pay or Play

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