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Don't Forget to Pay PCORI Fees

Employers that sponsor certain self-insured health plans--including some health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs)--are reminded...Read more

Form 5500 Filing Deadline for Many Health Plans is July 31

Group health plan administrators are reminded that Form 5500 must be filed with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) by the last day of the seventh month after the plan year ends...Read more

Form I-9 Audits Up Dramatically Since October

From October 1, 2017-May 4, 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted 2,282 Form I-9 audits, up from 1,360 audits from October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017....Read more

Summer's Here and So is Spear Phishing

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration Cyberattacks and resulting data breaches often begin with a spear-phishing email...Read more
Form 300A Electronic Submission Requirement Now Applies Nationwide
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that covered establishments in all states...Read more

2019 'Pay or Play' Affordability Percentage Set at 9.86%

Under the employer shared responsibility ("pay or play") provisions of the Affordable Care Act, applicable large employers—generally those with 50 or more full-time employees...Read more

PCOR Fee Filing Reminder for Self-Insured Plans

The PCOR filing deadline is July 31, 2018 for all self-funded medical plans and HRAs for plan years ending in 2017...Read more

2019 HSA and HDHP Limits Released

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the 2019 inflation-adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs)...Read more

FAQs on Paid Family and Medical Leave Tax Credit Released

The Internal Revenue Service has released FAQs on the Paid Family and Medical Leave Tax Credit, which certain employers can soon claim based on wages paid...Read more

DOL Clarifies Federal Law on Tip Pooling

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released guidance clarifying federal law on tip pooling...Read more

$6,900 Re-Established as 2018 HSA Contribution Limit for Certain Individuals

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has re-established $6,900 as the 2018 health savings account (HSA) contribution limit...Read more

DOL Adopts New Test for FLSA Applicability to Interns

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has adopted the primary beneficiary test for determining whether interns of for-profit employers count as employees...Read more

What Employers Need to Know About ACA Reporting in 2018

Under the Affordable Care Act, applicable large employers (ALEs)—generally those with at least 50 full-time employees, including full-time equivalent employees...Read more
February 1–April 30, 2018...

Reminder: Post OSHA Form 300A Starting February 1

Employers subject to the recordkeeping requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) are reminded to post their 2017 OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, from Read more 

IRS Releases New Income Tax Withholding Tables

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released IRS Notice 1036, Early Release Copies of the 2018 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding...Read more

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