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June 18, 2013

Self-funded Health Plan Fees Due July 31 (article)

Do you have a self-funded health plan, including a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) or flexible spending account (FSA)? If so, you may be required to file Form 720 by July 31st and pay a new fee of $1 per covered life.

June 10, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Historic Boardwalk Hall HRTC Case (article)

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will not review the Third Circuit Court of Appeals' decision in Historic Boardwalk Hall, LLC v. Commissioner (2012-2 USTC ¶50,538)

June 10, 2013

Supreme Court Finds U.K. Windfall Profits Tax Qualifies for Foreign Tax Credit (article)

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has found that a United Kingdom (U.K.) windfall profits tax was a creditable excess profits tax for purposes of allowing a foreign tax credit under Code Sec. 901 (PPL Corp. et al v. Commissioner, 2012-1 USTC ¶50,115, (SCt.), 5/20/13). 

June 10, 2013

The Intersection of Title VII and Wellness Programs: A Roadmap is Needed

Due in part to rising health care costs, and in part to Americans’ health status, wellness programs are becoming an ever more important part of a health plan.  One of the outstanding questions remains, How can a wellness program be designed to be nondiscriminatory?  

June 10, 2013

EEOC Settles GINA Lawsuit

Compliance with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) has also recently been in the spotlight. The EEOC filed a suit against Fabricut (EEOC v. Fabricut Inc., No. 13-CV-0248-CVE-PJC, N.D. Okla. 2013), specifically challenging a violation of the ADA for refusing to hire an individual with a deemed medical condition, as well as violation of GINA for inquiring about her family medical history in a post-offer medical exam (see EEOC Press Release).

June 10, 2013

DOL Updates Model Medicaid/CHIP Notice

The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) enacted in 2009 provides for two additional HIPAA special enrollment events.  These special enrollment events relate specifically to Medicaid.  One special enrollment event arises if an individual loses eligibility for Medicaid.  The other arises when an individual becomes eligible for premium assistance through Medicaid.  “Premium assistance” means that a State’s Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will pay all or a portion of the employer-provided coverage.  Employers sponsoring health plans are obligated to annually provide a premium assistance notice to their workforce.  This notification can be accomplished by using a model notice provided by the Department of Labor (DOL).  

June 4, 2013

HRB 76 - Reporting and Paying PCOR Fees – Revised Form 720 Issued

June 4, 2013 -- One of the fees imposed on both insured and self-funded health plans by the Affordable Care Act is the Patient Centered Outcome Research (PCOR) fee.  The purpose of this fee is to fund a Patient-Centered Outcome Research Trust Fund. This Trust Fund, in turn, supports a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to assist patients, clinicians, purchasers, and policymakers in making informed health decisions by advancing comparative clinical effectiveness research.  This fee and types of plans subject to the fee are more fully described in the CBIZ Health Reform Bulletin, 

May 28, 2013

Governance: "It's Getting Personal" (article)

Calls for improvement in not-for-profit governance have been around for a number of years. Prior scandals and a perceived lack of board involvement created an atmosphere of unregulated actions in the sector. 

May 28, 2013

Spring is Here; Time to Come in from the Cold? (article)

Spring is here, meaning (among other things) that the deadline to file your annual report on foreign bank and financial accounts is rapidly approaching. 

May 24, 2013

IRS’ Final Colleges and Universities Compliance Project Report Uncovers Widespread Noncompliance (article)

In April 2013, the IRS released its final report on tax-law compliance among non-profit colleges and universities, a project launched by the agency's Exempt Organizations (EO) Division in October 2008. 
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