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1095-B & 1095-C Deadline to Individuals Extended

The IRS recently issued Notice 2016-70, which extended the 2016 deadline for furnishing statements to individuals under Sections 6055 and 6056. The notice also extended good-faith relief from penalties for 2016 reporting. However, this extension … Continue reading

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It’s that Time of Year – Open Enrollment

Fall often becomes a busy time for the employee benefits departments.  Plan reviews and benefits open enrollment.  We have a thorough checklist to ensure you process your open enrollments properly and adhere to ACA mandates.  … Continue reading

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The Value of Employee Benefits Liability (EBL)

EBL protects you from various mistakes in administering your employee benefits programs.  A common mistake includes failure of your HR staff to properly enroll an employee in your health plan.   See this article addressing what this … Continue reading

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Final ACA Market Reform Rules Issued

On Nov. 18, 2015, the Departments issued final regulations addressing a number of the ACA’s market reform requirements to be effective 1/1/17.   The final rules address market reforms such as lifetime and annual limits, dependent … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform: 2016 Compliance Checklist

Although many key reforms under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became effective in 2014 and 2015, additional reforms will become effective in 2016 for employers sponsoring group health plans. To prepare for 2016, employers should … Continue reading

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Overtime Wage Payment Rule On Hold!

OT Rule set for December 1st has been put on hold.  This rule would’ve doubled the FLSA’s salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476. Check out DOL’s website for details.  

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The Latest On the ACA

New Exchange Special Enrollment Periods for 2015 New Guidance and Relief for Employer Payment of Individual Premiums

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HSA Limits Announced for 2016

IRS Releases health savings account (HSA) limits for 2016 to adjust for inflation.  Contact TRG for details on the adjusted limits and how an HSA may benefit your business.    

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GreenLight Pitch Competition a Success!

Winners selected in the Blue Water area’s first GreenLight Pitch Competition finals (a competition created to encourage entrepreneurship): Grand prize winner SroundMe – a mobile media sharing application built upon geofencing technology; 2nd place winner ManeScene.com, Inc. … Continue reading

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Tax Forms & Affordable Care Act

Check out this blog on filling out tax forms if you have minimum essential health coverage or if you received a subsidy.

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