Survey of Current Benefits Issues


In This Presentation:

- Affordable Care Act

- Affordable Care Act: Fees and Taxes 2015 – Employer Shared Responsibility Fee

- Forms for Reporting Fees

- Retirement Plan Errors - Overview

- Retirement Plan Errors - Eligibility

- Retirement Plan Errors - Vesting Errors

- Retirement Plan Errors - Compensation

- Retirement Plan Errors - Loans

- Retirement Plan Errors - IRS Correction Process

- Equity Compensation

- Incentive Stock Options

- ISO Taxation (General Case)

- Any Advantages to Early Exercise ISOs?

- ISO Reporting

- Nonqualified Stock Options (NQSOs)

- Restricted Stock

- Restricted Stock Units

- Section 409A

- Overview – Section 409A

- Separation Pay and 409A

- Legal Notice and Treasury Circular 230 Notice

- Excerpt from Affordable Care Act: Fees and Taxes 2015: Employer Shared Responsibility Fee:

• The employer shared responsibility fee is to encourage employers to offer health coverage or pay an amount to subsidize coverage through an exchange

• Two penalties:

• Big penalty

– If employer does not offer minimum essential coverage (“MEC”) to

95% of full-time employees (“FTs”); and

– 1 employee enrolls on exchange and receives subsidy

– Penalty is $2,000 x (number of employees – 30)

• Not as big penalty

– If employer does offer MEC to at least 95% of FTs, but coverage is

not both (a) minimum value, and (b) affordable; and

– 1 employee enrolls on exchange and receives subsidy

– $3,000 x number of employees who go to the exchange for

coverage and qualify for premium subsidy or cost sharing

– Capped at big penalty

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