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Regulatory Updates

DOL Finalizes Rule to Expand Association Health Plans

June 28, 2018 – On June 19, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule that gives small businesses more freedom to join…

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Fees (PCORI Fees) due July 31, 2018

June 6, 2018 – This is a reminder your 2017 PCORI fee is due July 31, 2018. What is a PCORI fee? The Affordable Care Act…

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$6,900 Re-established as 2018 HSA Contribution Limit for Certain Individuals

April 27, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has re-established $6,900 as the 2018 health savings account (HSA) contribution limit for individuals with family…

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Enforcement of Electronic Logging Devices Begins April 1

Effective April 1, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a branch of the Department of Transportation, will begin enforcement of the following if a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver…

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Tax Reform Changes HSA Limit for Family Coverage

March 7, 2018 – In Internal Revenue Bulletin 2018-10, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) describes changes to the limit on health savings accounts (HSAs) as prescribed…

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Spending Resolution Affects ACA Taxes, Including Cadillac Tax

January 24, 2018 – On Jan. 22, 2018, President Donald Trump signed into law a short-term continuing spending resolution to end the government shutdown and…

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New Tax Law Includes Changes for Employee Benefits

January 5, 2018 – On Dec. 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Act). The Act makes significant…

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DOT Adds Opioids to Drug Testing

The DOT has recently added opioids as one of the drugs tested for in the Federal Drug Testing Program. Does this concern you? If your…

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ACA Reporting Deadline Extended

December 22, 2017 – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued Notice 2018-06 to extend the deadline for furnishing forms under sections 6055 and 6056 for…

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OSHA Accepting Electronic Reports Through Dec. 31

December 20, 2017 – The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it is accepting injury and illness reports through Dec. 31, 2017. Establishments affected by OSHA’s…

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Equifax Data Breach: What You Need to Know

September 18, 2017 – Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the United States, was recently the victim of a massive cyber attack,…

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EEOC Reverts to Prior Version of EEO-1 Report for 2017

On August 29th, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) informed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) it was initiating a review and immediate…

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