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Safe Harbor Affordability Changes

Posted by Brenda Sabin | June 13, 2018
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions

The IRS recently issued Revenue Procedure 2018-34, which increased the safe harbor affordability percentages under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the employee premium contributions for plan years...

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How the New Tax Law Affects Fringe Benefits

Posted by Brenda Sabin | March 22, 2018
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which eliminated tax breaks for several fringe benefits for both the employer and the employee in various ways. This law...

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December 2017 Newsletter

Posted by | January 08, 2018
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions, HR Technology Solutions, Wellness & Cost Containment

Each newsletter our experts cover a wide array of topics. This month's newsletter discusses the ACA penalty letters now being sent, price transparency and being better health care consumers,...

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Court Vacates EEOC's Wellness Program Incentives Rules Effective January 1, 2019

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | January 02, 2018
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions, Wellness & Cost Containment

In an opinion dated December 20, 2017, in American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) v. EEOC, the federal court in the District of Columbia vacated, effective January 1, 2019, the portions of...

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Penalties! Penalties! The IRS is Now Sending ACA Penalty Letters!

Posted by Brenda Sabin | December 26, 2017
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions

Are you ready for the IRS Letter 226J?  The IRS recently announced it will be notifying Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) in regards to their potential liability (penalties) for the 2015 (and 2016)...

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September 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Stacey Sharp | November 15, 2017
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions, HR Technology Solutions, Wellness & Cost Containment

Each newsletter our experts cover a wide array of topics. This month's newsletter discusses the penalties being assessed for the ACA, getting off to a good start with new hires, HR technology...

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June 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Stacey Sharp | November 15, 2017
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions, HR Technology Solutions, Wellness & Cost Containment

Each newsletter our experts cover a wide array of topics. This month's newsletter discusses the HR Technology Advisors survey results, the Results of the 2017 Vermont Employee Benefit Survey,...

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Penalties Now Being Assessed for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Posted by Brenda Sabin | September 25, 2017
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is alive and well and the IRS has stated it is now starting to send those penalty letters to employers for non-compliance. The IRS is currently reviewing the 2015 and...

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Taxability of Wellness Incentives & Rewards

Posted by Brenda Sabin | June 29, 2017
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions, Wellness & Cost Containment

As a general rule, wellness incentives are subject to the same federal tax rules as any other employee reward or prize. They are generally taxable. The IRS has no specific exemption for wellness...

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March 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Stacey Sharp | April 10, 2017
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance & Payroll Solutions, Wellness & Cost Containment

Each newsletter our experts cover a wide array of topics. This month's newsletter discusses performance management, paid family leave, an article on millenials and our upcoming events.  If there are...

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