ComplianceMnthlyRecap MH 5.16.22

Compliance Recap |  January 2023

Posted by: United Benefit Advisors (UBA)    Feb 3, 2023 4:00:50 PM

2023 began quietly as the dust settles around open enrollment and the plan changes that can come with it.

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Compliance Recap |  December 2022

Posted by: United Benefit Advisors (UBA)    Jan 5, 2023 11:19:34 AM

Stay one step ahead with an easy-to-understand summary of December legislation highlights.

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Compliance Recap |  November 2022

Posted by: United Benefit Advisors (UBA)    Dec 5, 2022 10:28:56 AM

In November, the IRS released revised guidance to address the so-called "family glitch," permitting employers to allow mid-year election changes when someone related to a plan participant is eligible to elect a qualified health plan on the Marketplace. This is also a good opportunity to review all of the change in status events that allow employees to make changes in a cafeteria plan.

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Compliance Recap |  October 2022

Posted by: United Benefit Advisors (UBA)    Oct 31, 2022 3:57:01 PM

Each year, just as the leaves turn to the fiery shades of autumn, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announces how much more “green” will be available during the coming year under various employee benefit programs.

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Compliance Recap |  September 2022

Posted by: United Benefit Advisors (UBA)    Oct 5, 2022 4:53:10 PM

September was a relatively quiet month in the compliance space as employers continue the ramp-up to open enrollment.

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Compliance Recap |  August 2022

Posted by: United Benefit Advisors (UBA)    Sep 7, 2022 11:26:13 AM

August was a busy month, with employers buzzing about transparency, reporting, and more. As we wrap up the summer season of the 2022 benefits compliance calendar, be mindful of these important issues.

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Compliance Recap |  June/July 2022

Posted by: United Benefit Advisors (UBA)    Aug 2, 2022 4:17:13 PM

The summer has seen a flurry of compliance-related activity, most notably the landmark decision issued by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. As we move into the second half of the 2022 employee benefits compliance calendar, there are a number of important issues to note.

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Compliance Recap |  May 2022

Posted by: United Benefit Advisors (UBA)    Jun 14, 2022 9:46:19 AM

The month of May again brought relatively little major employee benefit compliance guidance from federal agencies. However, there was plenty of activity in the courts to provide useful insight into steps employer plan sponsors can take to safeguard against benefits litigation.

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Compliance Recap |  April 2022

Posted by: United Benefit Advisors (UBA)    May 14, 2022 11:11:00 AM

After several very quiet months this year, April saw renewed compliance activity. The IRS provided guidance on transportation fringe benefits unused due to COVID-19 workplace changes and announced inflation-adjusted amounts for HSAs and HRAs. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Medicare Part D rates and the parameters and thresholds for qualified retiree prescription drug coverage. The Department of the Treasury and the IRS issued a proposed rule to base Marketplace premium tax credit (PTC) eligibility on the cost of family health insurance coverage rather than individual coverage to fix the “family glitch” related to PTC eligibility.

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DOL Releases Updated COBRA Model Notices and FAQs

Posted by: Matthew Meidell    Jun 23, 2020 5:15:00 AM

The DOL released updated COBRA model notices and FAQs providing general information on the updated model notices. The FAQs note that the DOL provides a model general COBRA notice and model COBRA election notice that plans may use to satisfy the requirements to timely provide both of these notices to qualified beneficiaries.

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Topics: COBRA, DOL, FAQs