Archive for ACA’ Category

Compliance Recap | Kainos Partners
Jul

15

2016

Compliance Recap | Kainos Partners

June 2016June was another quiet month for federal agencies in relation to employee benefits. A tri-agency proposed rule regarding expatriate health plans, excepted benefits, and essential health benefits was released.UBA UpdatesUBA’s Human Resources department released a checklist and advisor on new OSHA requirements:OSHA Reporting Changes: Employer ChecklistOSHA’s Final Rule on Electronic Tracking of Workplace Injuries and IllnessUBA updated existing guidance:HRAs, HSAs, and Health FSAs- What’s…

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Affordability Safe Harbors May Not Be As Safe with New Overtime Exemption Rules
Jul

7

2016

Affordability Safe Harbors May Not Be As Safe with New Overtime Exemption Rules

By Carol Taylor Director of Compliance and Health Plan Collaborative, D & S Agency, A UBA Partner FirmThe new Department of Labor (DOL) overtime exemption rules increase the salary threshold from $23,660 a year to $47,476 annually, beginning December 1, 2016. This means that employees earning less than the threshold can no longer be considered salaried and exempt from overtime pay.While the DOL has indicated…

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IRS Reporting: Now What?
Jun

30

2016

IRS Reporting: Now What?

By Danielle Capilla Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit AdvisorsApplicable large employers and self-funded employers of all sizes have now completed the first round of required IRS reporting under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA requires individuals to have health insurance, while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer health benefits to their full-time employees. In order for the IRS…

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May

23

2016

In Case You Missed It: Final Rule on Nondiscrimination Regulations Released

Originally posted by United Benefit Advisors. On May 13, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which will take effect on July 18, 2016. If entities need to make changes to health insurance or group health plan benefit design as a result of this final rule, such…

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May

18

2016

EEOC Issues Final Rule on Employer Wellness Programs

WASHINGTON, DC–The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued final rules that describe how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to wellness programs offered by employers that request health information from employees and their spouses. The two rules provide guidance to both employers and employees about how workplace wellness programs can comply with the ADA and GINA consistent with provisions governing wellness programs in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as amended by the Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act).

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