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1095 B & C Forms – What to Know

February 1, 2018

In early 2018, many employees will receive two important tax forms. In general, you will receive a Form 1095-B if you were enrolled in your employer’s health plan in 2017. You will receive Form 1095-C if you were a full-time employee of a large employer at anytime during 2017. You do not need to file …

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1095-B & 1095-C Deadline to Individuals Extended

November 1, 2016

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 does NOT apply to the employer reporting to the IRS with Form 1094 transmittal. Important Dates to Know: March 2, …

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It’s that Time of Year – Open Enrollment

September 1, 2016

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. Contact us for details.

The Value of Employee Benefits Liability (EBL)

May 1, 2016

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 (PDF) addressing what this coverage can provide protection for, as well as, clear up the difference between two confusing coverages – EBL …

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Final ACA Market Reform Rules Issued

November 15, 2015

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 coverage up to age 26 and patient protections. This Health Care Reform Bulletin provides an overview of the final regulations. …

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Health Care Reform: 2016 Compliance Checklist

November 8, 2015

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 review upcoming requirements and develop a compliance strategy. See this checklist for further details.

Overtime Wage Payment Rule On Hold!

November 1, 2015

Federal Court Strikes Down 2016 Overtime Rule – U.S. Federal District Court Judge Amos L. Mazzant issued a ruling striking down an Obama Administration regulation on overtime pay. This rule would’ve doubled the FLSA’s salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476. Check out our bulletin (PDF) for details.

The Latest On the ACA

March 1, 2015

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

HSA Limits Announced for 2016

February 1, 2015

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.

GreenLight Pitch Competition a Success!

January 1, 2015

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, Inc. – a web-based salon tool where salons, stylists and clients can maintain and establish new relationships; 3rd place …

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