Category: Client Alerts

2015 Pay or Play Calculators & Timeline for Compliance

Certain employers must comply with the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility provisions (also known as “Pay or Play”) in less than 6 months. HR360’s attorney-reviewed, downloadable Pay or Play Toolkit and Calculators can help prepare those subject to the law.   Three Calculators Available The Large Employer Status Calculator can be used to calculate […]

IRS Releases Draft Forms for New ACA Information Reporting Requirements

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released draft forms to help employers prepare for the new information reporting provisions under the Affordable Care Act. Because of transition relief provided for 2014, reporting entities will not be subject to penalties if they first report beginning in 2016 for 2015.   ACA Information Reporting The Affordable Care […]

Updated EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued updated Enforcement Guidance on pregnancy discrimination and other related issues, along with a Q & A document about the guidance and a Fact Sheet for Small Businesses. This is the first comprehensive EEOC update on the subject of discrimination against pregnant workers since 1983. In addition […]

Longevity Annuities Are Now Accessible to 401(k)s and Other Retirement Plans

Final rules were recently issued by the Internal Revenue Service regarding the use of longevity annuity contracts in certain tax-qualified defined contribution plans, including 401(k) and 403(b) plans, individual retirement annuities and accounts (IRAs), and certain other plans. A longevity annuity is an income stream–a type of “deferred income annuity”–that begins at an advanced age […]

Supreme Court Ruling & Subsequent Guidance on ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Starting with plan years beginning on or after August 1, 2012, the Affordable Care Act generally requires non-grandfathered group health plans to cover additional women’s preventive services, such as contraceptive coverage, without cost-sharing. The contraceptive mandate is subject to exemptions and accommodations for religious employers and certain other non-profit religious organizations.   Supreme Court Ruling […]

Supreme Court Ruling & Subsequent Guidance on ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Starting with plan years beginning on or after August 1, 2012, the Affordable Care Act generally requires non-grandfathered group health plans to cover additional women’s preventive services, such as contraceptive coverage, without cost-sharing. The contraceptive mandate is subject to exemptions and accommodations for religious employers and certain other non-profit religious organizations.   Supreme Court Ruling […]

PCORI Fees Due by July 31st

What is PCORI? The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an organization established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) aimed at giving patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment, and care options available, and the science that supports those options. The final rule issued by the IRS, applies to both […]

IRS provides transition relief on employer mandate

On Monday, February 10, 2014, the IRS released final regulations on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer “shared responsibility” provisions, also known as the “Play or Pay” mandate. The final regulations weigh in at 227 pages. We will review them over the coming days and will release additional communication pieces once we fully digest these […]

Strategic Alliance & ProSential Group Membership

In our mission to provide unsurpassed value to our clients, we believe it is important to access and retain the highest skilled professionals and to constantly develop the most efficient work platform and processes. Our clients are unique and we take pride in assisting them with a wide variety of issues. To that end, we […]

Strategic Alliance & ProSential Group Membership

In our mission to provide unsurpassed value to our clients, we believe it is important to access and retain the highest skilled professionals and to constantly develop the most efficient work platform and processes. Our clients are unique and we take pride in assisting them with a wide variety of issues. To that end, we […]