The DOL has announced that, effective April 1, 2018, employee benefit plans must comply with new requirements for disability benefit claims. In December 2016, the DOL released a final rule
Each year, employers whose health plans include prescription drug coverage must disclose to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) whether that coverage is creditable. Employers must complete an
Common Cold Can Be Contagious for Longer Than You Think
The winter months are commonly associated with decreasing temperatures and increasing cases of the common cold.
According to Healthline, when you
On Jan. 22, 2018, President Trump signed into law a short-term continuing spending resolution to end the government shutdown and continue funding through Feb. 8, 2018. The continuing resolution delays
On Dec. 20, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated key provisions of the EEOC final rules for employer-sponsored wellness plans. However, to avoid disruption to
Signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017, the tax reform bill, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, reduces the ACA’s individual shared responsibility (or individual mandate) penalty to zero,
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes federal tax law changes that impact employee benefits. For example, effective for 2018, employees can no longer receive tax-free reimbursements of moving expenses
Furnishing Deadline Delayed for 2017 ACA Reporting
On Dec. 22, 2017, the IRS issued Notice 2018-06, which extended the 2017 deadline for furnishing statements to individuals under Sections 6055 and 6056.