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March 12, 2013
HRB 69 - Implementation Guidance and Applicability of ACA to Expatriate Group Health Coverage
March 8, 2013
HRB 68 - Final Rules Relating to Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements and Form M-1
March 7, 2013
403(b) Plan Relief Available
As mentioned in last month’s Benefit Beat, IRS Revenue Procedure 2013-12 updated the IRS’ Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) for correcting plan errors. Of particular note, this Revenue Procedure addresses voluntary correction possibilities available to 403(b) plans.
Medicare Part D Reminder: Annual Disclosure Notice to CMS
Group health plans are required to submit an annual report to CMS describing whether the prescription drug coverage is creditable or not creditable. This filing must be accomplished electronically, and is due within 60 days of the beginning of the plan year. For calendar year plans, this means March 1, 2013. CMS provides guidance and instructions to assist in completion with this annual reporting requirement.
Important Date: New FMLA Posting Required by March 8th
The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued final regulations relating to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) on February 6, 2013 (see the CBIZ At Issue: Highlights of Final FMLA Regulations, 2/19/2013 for a more detailed summary of these regulations). Among the highlights of changes made by these final regulations are:
California Employers: Beware
The California Court of Appeals recently rendered an opinion in Sanchez v. Swissport, Inc., No. B23776, (Cal. Ct. App. Feb. 21, 2013), which may cause California employers to want to review their leaves of absence policies and procedures.
March 5, 2013
IRS Issues 2013 Vehicle Depreciation Dollar Limits (article)
IRS Expands Relief Program for Employers with Misclassified Workers (article)
February 28, 2013
HRB 67 - Whistleblower Protections for ACA Violations; Final Health Insurance Market and Rate Review Rules
February 27, 2013
By Michael LoGiudice
Witness Tackles Storm Damage (article)