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Medicare Part D Notices Due Before Oct. 15, 2021

September 20 , 2021

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September HR News Worth Review

September 16 , 2021

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Agencies Issue No Surprises Act and Transparency Rule FAQ

On Aug. 20, 2021, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury (Departments) issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the implementation of the No Surprises Act and transparency provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA).

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Tags: Compliance


How to terminate an employee

August 12 , 2021

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Some employees just aren’t a good fit. Whether it’s because of gross misconduct, poor performance or internal structural changes at the company, sometimes you need to terminate an employee.

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Tags: Risk Management, Compliance, Employee Benefits


August HR News Worth Review

August 03 , 2021

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Proposed Regulations Would Substantially Expand Mandatory Electronic Filing of Information Returns

The IRS has proposed regulations that would substantially expand mandatory electronic filing of information returns, reflecting statutory changes made by the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 (TFA). Historically IRS Code prohibited the IRS from requiring electronic filing for taxpayers filing fewer than 250 returns. Additionally, current regulations provide that the 250-return threshold applies separately to each type of information return a taxpayer is required to file – a threshold the IRS proposed aggregating in 2018, but was never finalized.

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Tags: Compliance


EEOC Extends EEO-1 Deadline for 2019 and 2020 Data to Aug. 23

July 15 , 2021

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July HR News Worth Review

July 01 , 2021

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PCORI Fees due by August 2

PCORI fees are normally due by July 31, but with that date falling on a Saturday this year, the fees will not be due until August 2. Employers with self-funded health plans and those with health savings accounts (HRAs) are generally responsible for filing and paying the fee. Employers with fully-insured health plans are generally not responsible for the filing or paying unless they also sponsor an HRA.

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Tags: Compliance


Supreme Court Rejects ACA Challenge

June 17 , 2021

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June HR News Worth Review

June 02 , 2021

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EEOC Issues New FAQs on COVID-19 Vaccine Programs & Incentives

On May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) added new answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) to its existing guidance on how employers should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) while also observing all applicable emergency workplace safety guidelines during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The agency also updated five of the FAQs from the existing guidance.

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Tags: Compliance


IRS Issues COBRA FAQs, Watch Our Webinar Recording

May 28 , 2021

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On May 18, 2021, the IRS issued Notice 2021-31, a guidance document on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) subsidy for continuation health coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA). 

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May HR News Worth Review

May 07 , 2021

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Maximum Out-of-Pocket Amounts Released for 2022, ACA Penalties Proposed

On May 5, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a second Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) for 2022 that finalized the remainder of the standards included in the proposed notice issued at the end of 2020. The first final 2022 NBPP was published Jan. 19, 2021.

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