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10/8/2014

Issue Date Article Title
 432 9/9/2014
Reminder: Distribute Medicare Part D Notices by October 15th
 431  9/9/2014 Employee Classification: Make it Proper and Make it Accurate
 430  9/9/2014 EEOC Challenges Wellness Program Standards
 429  9/9/2014 In Search of Missing Plan Participants
428
 9/9/2014 A Fiduciary's Job is Important and How
427
8/20/2014
Attention Self-funded Health Plan Sponsors: The HPID Obligation Looms Large
 426 8/20/2014
HIPAA Privacy Reminders
 425 8/20/2014
Income Tax Correction for Same-sex Health Coverage
 424 8/20/2014
Updated Procedures for HIPAA Exemption by Self-funded, non-federal Government Plans
 423 8/20/2014 DOL Issues Revised Medicaid/CHIPRA Notice
422
8/20/2014
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act gets some TLC if not a full Makeover
421 7/8/2014 Health Mandate Developments in the States
420 7/8/2014 State Leave Laws Continue to Abound
419 7/8/2014 Supreme Court Decisions Impacting Retirement Plans
418 7/8/2014 Same Sex Marriage and the Ever-Changing Landscape
417 6/9/2014 IRS Updates Delinquent 5500 Filer Programs
416 6/9/2014 Medicare Secondary Payor Guidance relating to Same-sex Spouse
415 6/9/2014 Reminder: Final Mental Health Parity Rules Become Effective July 1
414 6/9/2014 What is a Church Plan?
413 6/9/2014 Health Plan Identifier -- Attention: Self-funded plans. Apply or Wait? That is the Question
412 5/8/2014 Medicare Part D Adjustments for 2015
411 5/8/2014 IRS Guidance – Application of Windsor decision to Qualified Pension and Retirement Plans
410 5/8/2014 DOL issues revised COBRA and CHIP model notices
409 5/8/2014 IRS issues 2015 HSA Limits and Other Cost-Sharing Matters
408 4/9/2014 Annual Reporting Form Available – San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance
407 4/9/2014 New York City Earned Sick Time Law Amended
406 4/9/2014 Increased penalty for failure to post EEOC Notice
405 4/9/2014 Proposed Service Provider Guide
404 4/9/2014 Health Insurers Required to Cover Same-sex Spouses
403 4/9/2014 Can an FSA carry-forward and HSA walk hand in hand?
402 3/18/2014 New Local Government Laws impacting New Jersey Employers
401 3/18/2014 Annual Reporting Reminder – San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance
400 3/18/2014 DOL Issues Revised Medicaid/CHIPRA Notice
399 3/18/2014 Updates relating to the HIPAA Privacy Rules
398 2/5/2014 Updated IRS Publications
397 2/5/2014 Form M-1 Reminder
396 2/5/2014 Reminder: HRAs and COBRA
395 1/9/2014 Significance of Plan Documentation and Communication
394 1/9/2014 San Francisco's HCSO: Excepted Benefits
393 1/9/2014 Update on Same-sex Marriage Status in the States: New Mexico and Utah
392 12/11/2013 Contributions to Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans
391 12/11/2013 Social Security and Medicare Tax Refunds for Same-Sex Marriage Couples
390 12/11/2013 More Local Governments Enact Leave Laws
389 12/11/2013 San Francisco’s HCSO: More FAQs on HRAs and 2014 Resources
388 12/11/2013 Agencies Release 2013 Form 5500: Form M-1 Filers Now Required to File Form 5500
387 11/5/2013 2014 Pension and Retirement Plan Limits
386 11/5/2013 2014 Benefit Plan Limits and 2014 Social Security COLAs
385 11/5/2013 Sanctioning Same-sex Marriage in the States
384 11/5/2013 Updates: San Francisco’s HCSO and New Family Friendly Leave Benefits
383 11/5/2013 Massachusetts Health Care Reform Updates
382 11/5/2013 IRS Guidance Modifies the Use-it or Lose-it Rule and Permits a Status Change Event for Marketplace Enrollment
381 10/8/2013 Updated Form 8928 for Reporting Welfare Benefit Plan Violations
380 10/8/2013 OCR Releases Sample Notices of Privacy Practices
379 10/8/2013 More Agency Guidance Issued on Same-Sex Marriage
378 9/12/2013 Beware: The Creditor and the HSA Investment Account
377 9/12/2013 DOL Issues Revised Medicaid/CHIPRA Notice
376 9/12/2013 Don’t forget to distribute Medicare Part D Notices by October 15th
375 9/12/2013 For Federal Tax Purposes, a Spouse is a Spouse, Whether Same or Opposite Sex, says the IRS and Treasury
374 8/8/2013 Repeal of Massachusetts Fair Share Contribution Requirement and Employer HIRD Reporting
373 8/8/2013 Obesity Deemed a Disease, says the AMA
372 8/8/2013 Comparative Investment Chart for Retirement Plan Participants: A One-time Opportunity Looms
371 7/5/2013 Medicare Part D: 2014 Benefit Limits
370 7/5/2013 San Francisco HCSO Expenditure Rates for 2014
369 7/5/2013 Supreme Court Opines on Same-Sex Marriage Issues
368 6/10/2013 DOL Updates Model Medicaid/CHIP Notice
367 6/10/2013 EEOC Settles GINA Lawsuit
366 6/10/2013 The Intersection of Title VII and Wellness Programs: A Roadmap is Needed
365 5/6/2013 The Government Administrations Are Here to Help
364 5/6/2013 The Same-Sex Marriage Debate Rolls On and Another State Sanctions Same-Sex Unions
363 5/6/2013 Cobra Policies and Procedures Reign Supreme
362 5/6/2013 Subrogation? Right Of Recovery? Erisa Self-Funded Health Plans Have New Opportunity
361 5/6/2013 Health Savings Account: 2014 Cost Of Living Adjustments
360 4/11/2013 Wellness And The EEOC - No Clear Answers Yet
359 4/11/2013 Divorce? Legal Separation? A COBRA Conundrum
358 4/11/2013 The New Form I-9
357 4/11/2013 San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance
356 3/7/2013 Medicare Part D Reminder: Annual Disclosure Notice to CMS
355 3/7/2013 403(b) Plan Relief Available
354 3/7/2013 California Employers: Beware
353 3/7/2013 Important Date: New FMLA Posting Required by March 8th
352 2/21/2013 Qualified Transportation Expenses
351 2/21/2013 Updated IRS Publications
350 2/21/2013 Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS)
349 2/21/2013 Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance (DFVC) Program
348 2/21/2013 Plan Communication is Key and Make it Accurate
347 2/21/2013 FMLA–Expanded? Clarified? When Can Leave Be Taken to Care for Adult Son or Daughter
346 1/8/2013 Benefit and Compensation Changes Included in Fiscal Cliff Law
345 12/6/2012 Health Care Financing in the States: New York and Michigan
344 12/6/2012 2013 Medicare Parts A and B: Premium and Deductible Rates
343 12/6/2012 Same-Sex Marriage Update: Maryland, Washington, Maine and Minnesota
342 12/6/2012 COBRA Still Lurks – Attention is Warranted
341 12/6/2012 Sandy Strikes Even Benefit Plans – Relief Offered
340 12/6/2012 Advanced Copy of 2012 Form 5500 Released
339 10/30/2012 2013 limits applicable to MSAs and LTC premium; 2013 Social Security COLAs
338 10/30/2012 2013 Pension and Retirement Plan Limits
337 10/11/2012 Notice Reminders: Medicare Part D and Participant Level Fee Disclosure Statements
336 10/11/2012 JCEB/EEOC Talk – Much Remains Unclear
335 10/11/2012 JCEB/EEOC Talk – Much Remains Unclear
334 10/11/2012 FMLA Litigation Offers Important Reminders
333 9/6/2012 Massachusetts: Legislative Changes to Fair Share Provisions
332 9/6/2012 DOL Issues Revised Medicaid/CHIPRA Notice
331 9/6/2012 Reminder: Distribute Medicare Part D Notices by October 15th
330 9/6/2012 San Francisco HCSO Expenditure Rates for 2013
329 9/6/2012 Keep Wellness in Health Plan, says 11th Circuit
328 8/7/2012 Updated HIPAA Compliance Guide
327 8/7/2012 The Privacy and Security Police Mean Business
326 8/7/2012 Plan Documents Count: Know Their Terms
325 7/17/2012 ACA Compliance Audits
324 7/17/2012 HIPAA Privacy and Security Audit Protocols
323 7/17/2012 New FMLA Guide for Employees
322 6/11/2012 Form W-2 Reporting: The Time to Capture Data is Now
321 6/11/2012 Multiple Employer Plans Know Where Responsibility Lies
320 6/11/2012 Voluntary 403(b) Plans: A Cautionary Note
319 6/11/2012 Mental Health Parity: A Compliance Reminder
318 5/14/2012 Updated Medicaid/CHIP Premium Assistance Notice Issued
317 5/14/2012 Medicare Part D: 2013 Benefit Limits
316 5/14/2012 Health Savings Accounts: 2013 Cost of Living Adjustments
315 5/14/2012 Follow the Rules: A Lesson from Tussey
314 4/10/2012 California’s Long Reach to Protect Domestic Partners
313 4/10/2012 Protect Personal Information. It’s the right thing to do. And, the penalties are big.
312 4/10/2012 The COBRA cops may come knocking…Are you ready?
311 3/6/2012 Marriage Recognition Updates: Washington and Maryland
310 3/6/2012 GINA Subject to EEOC’s Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements
309 3/6/2012 FMLA Model Forms Revised with New Approval Dates
308 3/6/2012 Payroll Tax Holiday Extended…Again
307 2/8/2012 HSA-Eligibility for Individuals Receiving Indian Health Services
306 2/8/2012 DOL Proposes FMLA Amendments
305 2/8/2012 Medicare Toolkit
304 2/8/2012 Medicare Part D Reminder: Annual Disclosure Notice to CMS
303 2/8/2012 Reminder: Triennial HIPAA Privacy Notice Obligation
302 2/8/2012 2011 Form M-1 Filing
301 1/19/2012 Updates for California Employers
300 1/19/2012 New Pilot Audit Program: HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance
299 1/19/2012 DOL releases 2011 Form 5500
298 1/19/2012 Federal Tax Updates
297 1/19/2012 FMLA Updates
296 12/3/2011 Updates: San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance
295 12/3/2011 USERRA Expanded to Recognize Hostile Work Environments
294 12/2/2011 Extension of Premium Assistance for Certain TAA Individuals
293 12/2/2011 New DOL Consumer Assistance Website
292 12/2/2011 IRS releases 2011 Forms for HSA Reporting
291 12/2/2011 Mental Health Parity: DOL issues Clarifying Guidance
290 12/2/2011 An MSP Reminder: Loud and Clear
289 11/14/2011 2012 Changes in Social Security Wage Base and Medicare Premiums
288 11/14/2011 2012 limits applicable to MSAs, LTC premium, adoption assistance programs and qualified transportation expenses
287 11/14/2011 2012 Pension and Retirement Plan Limits
286 11/14/2011 Reminder: Expiration of Permissible Rollovers from FSA or HRA to HSA
285 11/14/2011 Form 5500 Non-Filer Project
284 10/13/2011 A Final Reminder: Provide Medicare Part D Notices by October 14th
283 10/13/2011 Medicare Mandatory Reporting for HRAs: Increased Threshold Levels and Exhausted Account Balances
282 10/13/2011 Reporting Welfare Benefit Plan Failures - Updated Form 8928
281 10/13/2011 IRS Clarifies Qualified Medical Expenses
280 10/13/2011 Should You Re-Classify Your Employees?
279 8/30/2011 Expiration of COBRA Subsidy
278 8/30/2011 Updated Medicaid/CHIP Premium Assistance Notice Issued
277 8/30/2011 Reminder: Change in Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period
276 8/30/2011 Keeping Medical Information Confidential
275 8/8/2011 New York Imposes New Dependent Reporting Requirements on Employers
274 8/8/2011 Expiration of FUTA Surcharge Tax
273 8/8/2011 San Francisco HCSO Expenditure Rates for 2012
272 8/8/2011 Extension for Self-Reporting of Welfare Benefit Plan Violations
271 8/8/2011 Service Provider and Participant Fee Disclosure Final Regulation Issued
270 7/7/2011 IRS Increases Mileage Rate for Medical Expense Reimbursement
269 7/7/2011 Marriage Recognition Updates: New York and Rhode Island
268 6/7/2011 Medicare Part D Notices – Corrected Links
267 6/7/2011 Health Savings Accounts: 2012 Cost of Living Adjustments
266 6/7/2011 Accountings for PHI Disclosure: Rules Proposed
265 6/7/2011 Fee Disclosure Applicability Date Modification Proposed
264 6/7/2011 Plan….Summary Plan Description…Which One Governs?
263 5/12/2011 Revised National Medical Child Support Notice Issued
262 5/12/2011 Medicare Part D Updates
261 5/12/2011 Update: Wellness Program – ADA Class Action Case
260 4/5/2011 Financial Incentives for Wellness Program Participation: Employers Beware
259 4/5/2011 ADAA Regulations Issued – Discrimination is the Focus
258 3/2/2011 IRS Issues Guidance on 403(b) Plan Termination Provisions
257 3/2/2011 IRS Reviews 401(k) Questionnaires and Outlines Next Steps for Compliance
256 3/2/2011 Delay of Service Provider Fee Disclosure
255 3/2/2011 IRS Clarifies Lactation Expenses Qualify as Medical Care Expenses
254 3/2/2011 Marriage - Where Does It Stand?
253 2/9/2011 Benefit Plans Impacted by Evolving World of Recognized Relationships
252 2/9/2011 COBRA Process Important
251 1/5/2011 2010 Form M-1 Filing
250 1/5/2011 Qualified Transportation Limit Clarified
249 1/5/2011 Extension of Health Coverage Tax Credit Available for Certain Individuals
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