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November Compliance Recap

Monday, December  10,  2018

November was a busy month in the employee benefits world. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the due date for employers to furnish Forms 1095-C or 1095-B to individuals, extended “good faith compliance efforts” relief for 2018, and issued specifications for employer-provided substitute ACA forms. The Department of the Treasury (Treasury), Department of Labor (DOL), … Continue reading

Innovative Compliance- The New Jersey Pay Equity Law

Tuesday, November  13,  2018

As of July 1, 2018, the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (“the Act”), which amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”), went into effect in New Jersey. The Act applies to all New Jersey public and private employers regardless of size, except federal employers. https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/S0500/104_R2.PDF Pursuant to the Act, it is unlawful for … Continue reading

Important NJ Earned Sick Leave Update

Thursday, November  1,  2018

In yesterday’s blog post, we discussed the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law, which went into effect this Monday, October 29th.  For more on the specifics of the law, click here.  In addition to the employer obligations outlined in the previous post, all employers with employees working in New Jersey must post the New Jersey … Continue reading

NJ Earned Sick Leave Law Goes into Effect

Wednesday, October  31,  2018

For New Jersey employers (or PA, NY or other employers who have employees who work in NJ), the NJ Earned Sick Leave Law went into effect Monday, October 29, 2018. Below is a link to a very comprehensive list of FAQs on the law, but here are some highlights: There is no minimum number of … Continue reading

June Compliance Recap

Wednesday, July  11,  2018

June was a relatively quiet month in the employee benefits world. The U.S. Department of Labor issued final regulations regarding association health plans. The U.S. Department of Justice filed a response in ongoing litigation regarding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a form … Continue reading

Compliance Alert! – NJ Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Two New Healthcare Acts into Law

Monday, June  4,  2018

This past week, New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy, signed two bills into law that will impact New Jersey residents. Employers who offer benefits in New Jersey and surrounding states should be mindful of these changes as they will affect employees who reside and/or receive medical treatment in New Jersey. Out-of-network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment … Continue reading

2018 Health Savings Account Contribution Limits Change Once Again

Friday, April  27,  2018

If you recall, after the passing of the tax reform bill, known formally as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS adjusted the amount for HSA family contributions from $6,900 to $6,850 due to a change in inflation calculations. After public outcry and consideration of the administrative and financial burdens this change would have … Continue reading

New Jersey Newborn Mandate Changes in 2018

Tuesday, April  17,  2018

In January 2018, the State of New Jersey updated the existing NJ Newborn Mandate that provides health coverage for all newborns from the moment of birth for the first 31 days to provide coverage from the moment of birth for the first 60 days. The newborn child of a subscriber or his/her spouse will be … Continue reading

March Compliance Recap

Thursday, April  5,  2018

March was a quiet month in the employee benefits world. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a bulletin that lowered the family contribution limit for health savings account (HSA) contributions. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) updated its model Premium Assistance Under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program notice (CHIP notice). The IRS issued … Continue reading

IRS RECALCULATES 2018 HSA & EMPLOYER ADOPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Tuesday, March  6,  2018

Yesterday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a bulletin that includes a change impacting contributions to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Employer Adoption Assistance Programs. The family HSA contribution for 2018 has been reduced from $6,900 to 6,850. This change is effective January 1, 2018. We advise plan participants to adjust their HSA contributions, if utilizing the … Continue reading

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