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Regulatory Updates

Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct. 15, 2019

Each year, Medicare Part D requires group health plan sponsors to disclose to individuals who are eligible for Medicare Part D.

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DOL Issues New Salary Limits for Overtime Exemptions

On Sept. 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new final rule that updates the salary thresholds that some individuals must meet in order to qualify for a minimum wage and overtime exemption under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2020.

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MN Hands-free Cell Phone Law: 5 Things You Should Know

On Aug. 1, 2019, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety will begin enforcing its new hands-free while driving cell phone law. The law is intended to combat the distracted driving epidemic and the increasing rate of related accidents.

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IRS Expands Preventive Care for HDHPs to Include Chronic Conditions

On July 17, 2019, the IRS released Notice 2019-45 to add care for a range of chronic conditions to the list of preventive care benefits that can be provided by a high deductible health plan (HDHP) without a deductible.

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Minnesota Employers Face New Wage Theft Law July 1

Minnesota employers should be preparing to comply with the state’s new Wage Theft Law by Aug. 1, 2019. The law, which goes into effect July 1, 2019, will require employers take on additional responsibilities related to personnel record-keeping and written notices.

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IRS Announces HSA/HDHP Limits for 2020

On May 28, 2019, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2019-25 to announce the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2020.

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Fees (PCORI Fees) due July 31, 2019

May 24, 2019 – This is a reminder your 2018 PCORI fee is due July 31, 2019.

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Department of Labor Issues New Proposal on Overtime Exemptions

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would change the salary thresholds for certain exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime rules.

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ACA Remains in Place

On Dec. 14, 2018, a federal judge ruled in Texas v. United States that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is invalid due to the elimination of the individual mandate penalty in 2019.

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IRS Releases 2019 FSA and TRA Limits

  Nov. 16, 2018 – As of Nov. 15, 2018 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published Revenue Procedure 2018-57  This publication states the IRS raised…

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Exemptions Lifted on Operators with Properly Managed Diabetes

Nov. 8, 2018 – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ruled to revise regulations in order to qualify individuals who have properly controlled…

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Final Forms for 2018 ACA Reporting Released

October 18, 2018 – In late Sept. 2018, the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) released final 2018 forms and instructions for reporting under Internal Revenue Code…

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