Qs & As on Individual Mandate

The IRS releases questions and answers regarding the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. Document Excerpt Link http://www.irs.gov/uac/Questions-and-Answers-on-the-Individual-Shared-Responsibility-Provision

Qs & As on Employer Shared Responsibility

The IRS has released questions and answers regarding the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility requirements. Document Excerpt Link http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Questions-and-Answers-on-Employer-Shared-Responsibility-Provisions-Under-the-Affordable-Care-Act

Guidance on Individual Mandate

Both the IRS and HHS release proposed guidance on the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. Document Excerpt This proposed rule would implement certain functions of the Affordable Insurance Exchanges (“Exchanges”), consistent with title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of […]

Proposed Rules on Individual Mandate

Both the IRS and HHS have now issued proposed guidance on the individual mandate. Document Excerpt This document contains proposed regulations relating to the requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, as amended by the TRICARE Affirmation […]

Updated FAQ regarding Delinquent Filer Program

The DOL has issued an updated FAQ regarding its Delinquent Filer Program. Document Excerpt In an effort to encourage pension and welfare plan administrators to file overdue annual reports (commonly referred to as the Form 5500), the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is providing plan administrators with the opportunity to pay reduced […]

Delinquent Filer Fact Sheet

Along with the issuance of a Notice containing changes, the DOL also released an updated Fact Sheet with respect to its Delinquent Filer Program. Document Excerpt The Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program (DFVCP) is designed to encourage voluntary compliance with the annual reporting requirements under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The DFVCP gives delinquent […]

Delinquent Filer Program

The DOL announces technical changes to its Delinquent Filer Program. Document Excerpt This Notice describes changes to the Department of Labor’s (Department) Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program (DFVC Program or Program). Link http://webapps.dol.gov/FederalRegister/HtmlDisplay.aspx?DocId=26618&AgencyId=8&DocumentType=3

Reportable Events Guidance

The PBGC has issued Technical Update 13-1 which extends for 2013 and later plan years the reportable events guidance provided in Technical Update 11-1. Document Excerpt This Technical Update 13-1 provides Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”) guidance for plan years beginning after 2012 on compliance with the reportable events requirements of section 4043 of the […]

Amendments to HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations

HHS has released amendments to the HIPAA Privacy and Security regulations to conform to HITECH. Document Except The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or “the Department”) is issuing this final rule to: Modify the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules to implement statutory amendments under the Health […]

Retroactive Transit Benefit Increase

Notice 2013-8 provides guidance on the Administrative Taxpayer Relief Act’s retroactive increase in the monthly transit benefit limit. Document Excerpt  This notice provides guidance with respect to issues related to the enactment of section 203 of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), Pub. L. 112-240, 126 STAT. 2313, which increased the monthly transit benefit exclusion […]

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