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Straight From The Source Blog by Higginbotham Insurance


August HR News Worth Review

August 14 , 2018

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Draft Forms for 2018 ACA Reporting Released

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released draft 2018 forms for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056:

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July HR News Worth Review

July 18 , 2018

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HSA/HDHP Limits Will Increase for 2019

On May 10, 2018, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2018-30 to announce the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2019.

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PCORI fees due by July 31

July 05 , 2018

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DOL finalizes association plan rules

June 21 , 2018

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On June 19, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule that may give small businesses more freedom to join together as a single group to purchase health insurance in the large group market or to self-insure.

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June HR News Worth Review

June 11 , 2018

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Proposed IRS Regulations Would Expand Mandatory Electronic Filing of Information Returns

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released proposed regulations that would significantly expand mandatory electronic filing of most information returns. 

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May HR News Worth Review

May 08 , 2018

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IRS Allows Taxpayers with Family Coverage to Use $6,900 HSA Limit for 2018

On April 26, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that, for 2018, taxpayers with family high deductible health plan (HDHP) coverage may treat $6,900 as the annual contribution limit to their health savings accounts (HSAs).

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April HR News Worth Review

April 12 , 2018

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OSHA Enforces 2017 Electronic Reporting Requirement

In 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that requires certain establishments to report information from their injury and illness records to OSHA electronically.

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March HR News Worth Review

March 13 , 2018

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New Austin Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Last month, Austin became the first city in the southern U.S. to pass a mandatory sick pay ordinance.

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IRS Announces Change to 2018 HSA Family Contribution Limit

March 06 , 2018

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On March 5, 2018, the IRS published Internal Revenue Bulletin (IRB) 2018-10 that contains Revenue Procedure (Rev. Proc.) 2018-19.

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ACA Filing and Medicare Creditable Coverage Deadlines Approaching

February 20 , 2018

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