IRS Issues Affordability Percentage Adjustment for 2022

IRS Issues Affordability Percentage Adjustment for 2022

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Rev. Proc. 2021-36, which contains the inflation adjusted amounts for 2022 used to determine whether employer-sponsored coverage is “affordable” for purposes of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared...
New Vaccine Mandates

New Vaccine Mandates

In a televised address on Thursday September 9th, President Biden announced that new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules would be released in coming weeks mandating that employers with 100 or more employees require their employees to complete a...
EEO-1 Reporting Deadline Extended for Last Time

EEO-1 Reporting Deadline Extended for Last Time

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has stated they recognize the continuing impact of the pandemic on business operations and have extended the deadline to submit and certify 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Reports to Monday, October 25, 2021. ...
IRS Issues Affordability Percentage Adjustment for 2022

Agencies Release First Rule on the No Surprises Act

Agencies Release First Rule on the No Surprises Act On July 13, 2021, the DOL, HHS, and IRS released a joint Interim Final Rule implementing specified provisions of the No Surprises Act, a new law included within the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.  The No...
DOL Announces Two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking for Dual Job Workers

DOL Announces Two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking for Dual Job Workers

On June 21, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) related to tipped workers.The first NPRM proposes to withdraw and re-propose portions of the 2020 final rule that narrowed the circumstances in which the department can...
Masks, Vaccinations, and Navigating a Compliance Minefield

Masks, Vaccinations, and Navigating a Compliance Minefield

Now that COVID vaccinations are widely available and the CDC has relaxed mask guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals, many employers are struggling to navigate what sometimes appear to be contradictory messages on masks and vaccinations. Following are examples of...
REMINDER:  PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2021

REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2021

REMINDER:  PCORI Fees Due By July 31, 2021Employers that sponsor self-insured group health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) should keep in mind the upcoming July 31, 2021 deadline for paying fees that fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes...