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Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Supreme Court Bound? Circuit Courts Split on Important ACA Provision

Updated: July 23, 2014

Opposing Decisions Issued on Premium Tax Credit Availability for Federal Exchange Participants

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Tax Credit for Employee Health Insurance Expenses of Small Employers

Updated: July 11, 2014

On June 26, 2014, the IRS released final regulations concerning the tax credit small employers may receive for providing health insurance for its employees.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Orientation Period Final Regulations Released

Updated: July 8, 2014

On June 20, 2014, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services (the Departments) released final regulations pertaining to the 90-day waiting period limit imposed under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the allowable “orientation period.”

TALENT MANAGEMENT

Bridging Gaps between Recruiters and Job Seekers Is Critical to Successful Talent Acquisition

As the talent landscape continues to shift, organizations wishing to stay ahead of the competition need to keep pace with candidates’ rising expectations for the frequency, pace, and transparency of communications during the hiring process.

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MOBILE / TECHNOLOGY

Social Media and Mobile Recruiting Technology Play an Increasingly Impactful Role in Talent Acquisition

Technology tools like social media, talent communities and mobile recruiting can help optimize an employer’s brand. Read about the role technology will play in presenting a strong employer brand, engaging candidates and making the hiring process more efficient and effective moving forward.

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Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

New Supreme Court Decision Addresses Whether Business Owners with Religious Beliefs Can Be Exempt from the ACA Contraceptive Coverage Requirement

Updated: July 3, 2014

The Supreme Court issued an opinion in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Unprecedented FUTA Tax Increases May Apply in 2014

Updated: July 2, 2014

The Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) tax rate is normally 0.6% of wages paid up to a limit of $7,000 per worker, or $42 per employee per year.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

2014 - State Minimum Wage Adjustments Require Careful Employer Review

Updated: June 26, 2014

The federal minimum wage for covered nonexempt employees is $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. .

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

IRS Issues More Guidance on Employer Shared Responsibility

Updated: May 28, 2014

As employers continue to grapple with understanding and implementing ACA, the IRS recently provided additional insight into how to comply with ACA mandates.

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BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

The Retirement Savings Paradigm: Factors Influencing Saving

This new study delves deeply into aggregated, anonymous payroll data, highlighting retirement savings insights and opportunities for employers, benefits administrators, retirement advisors, and others to help increase the retirement savings rate of U.S. employees.  

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Research Provides Valuable Insights into Current Employee Usage of Mobile HR Technology

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Employee Usage of Mobile HR Technology is on the Rise

The ubiquity of mobile devices has led to a growing adoption of mobile applications for internal HR functions as a way to improve worker productivity, real-time decision-making and workforce satisfaction.

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Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

DOL Updates COBRA Model Notices and HHS Provides a Special Enrollment Period Provided Under the Exchanges/Marketplaces for Those Eligible for COBRA

Updated: May 15, 2014

Under COBRA participants and beneficiaries in employer health plans have the right to choose to continue their health plan coverage for a limited time.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

IRS Releases 2015 HSA Limits

Updated: May 13, 2014

On April 23, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) via Revenue Procedure 2014-30, released inflation-adjusted health savings account (HSA) contributions and high-deductible health plan (HDHP) limitations for calendar year 2015.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Additional Guidance: IRS Requires Retirement Plans to Recognize Same-Sex Spouses Beginning June 26, 2013

Updated: May 5, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently published additional guidance on the application of the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor to retirement plans.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Severance Payments Are Wages Subject to FICA Taxes

Updated: May 1, 2014

On March 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned a lower-court decision and held that severance payments made to involuntarily terminated employees are “wages” subject to FICA taxes.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

IRS Discusses the Affect of Flexible Spending Account Carryovers On Health Savings Account Eligibility

Updated: April 25, 2014

The IRS recently released Memorandum 201413005 prepared by the Office of the Chief Counsel that discusses how a carryover from a HCFSA will affect an individual’s eligibility to make or receive contributions to a HSA.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Section 4980H Final Regulations – Part Four – Offers of Coverage; Affordability and Penalties

Updated: April 16, 2014

On February 12, 2014, the IRS and the Treasury published the final regulations pertaining to the Employer Shared Responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Implementing Health Reform: Exchange and Market Standards Proposed Rule

Updated: March 27, 2014

On March 14, 2014, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released proposed rules concerning a variety of issues that have arisen throughout implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Final Regulations Issued on Section 6056 Reporting of Health Insurance Coverage

Updated: March 20, 2014

As mentioned in recent editions of Eye on Washington, there has been a flurry of activity regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

A Flurry of Regulatory Activity Concerning the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Updated: March 7, 2014

On March 5, 2014, there was a flurry of activity in Washington regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by the agencies in charge of enforcing and interpreting the law.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Section 4980H Final Regulations – Part Three – Determining Full-Time Status for Employer Shared Responsibility

Updated: March 6, 2014

On February 12, 2014, the IRS and U.S. Dept. of the Treasury published the final regulations pertaining to the Employer Shared Responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)..

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Section 4980H Final Regulations – Part Two – Applicable Large Employers and Hours of Service

Updated: February 28, 2014

On February 12, 2014, the IRS and U.S. Dept. of the Treasury (Treasury) published the final regulations pertaining to the Employer Shared Responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Mobile HR Users Demonstrate Higher Levels of Engagement than Traditional Web HR Users

MOBILE / TECHNOLOGY

Mobile HR Users Demonstrate Higher Levels of Engagement than Traditional Web HR Users

The impact of mobile technology across all industries has been profound. As organizations continue to embrace mobile technology for communicating with their internal stakeholders, the adoption of mobile human resource (HR) applications is expected to accelerate significantly over the next few years.  

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Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Final 90-Day Waiting-Period Regulations Released

Updated: February 25, 2014

On February 24, 2014, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services (Departments) published final regulations pertaining to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibition against a waiting period exceeding 90 days for group health plan coverage.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Section 4980H Final Regulations – Delays and Transition Relief

Updated: February 21, 2014

On February 12, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury published in the Federal Register the final regulations pertaining to the employer shared responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Treasury Department to Roll Out New Retirement Savings Plan – the “myRA”

Updated: February 20, 2014

In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama introduced a new “myRA” retirement savings account, designed to encourage individuals without access to employer-sponsored retirement plans to begin saving for retirement through automatic payroll deductions.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Newly Issued IRS Regulations on the Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate Provide Needed Transition Relief, Additional Details on Implementation

Updated: February 14, 2014

The IRS issued final regulations regarding the operation of the Employer Shared Responsibility rules .

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

IRS Issues Final Regulations on “Net Investment Income” Tax

Updated: February 12, 2014

Among the tax provisions included in the 2010 Affordable Care Act was a significant new tax on the investment income of high income earners.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

IRS Releases 2013 Version of Publications 502 and 503

Updated: February 7, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the latest version of Publication 502 that describes which medical expenses are deductible by taxpayers on their 2013 federal income tax returns.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Plan-Imposed Time Limits For ERISA Benefits Claims

Updated: January 21, 2014

Many plan sponsors opt to include a “statute of limitations” provision in their ERISA plan documents that requires plan participants to file benefits claims with the plan within a specified period of time.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

State Update: Taxation on Same-Sex Spouses

Updated: January 14, 2014

In the wake of Revenue Ruling 2013-17, issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a number of states have released guidance regarding state income taxation issues in relation to same-sex spouses.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Notice 2014-1 DOMA Guidance Section 125/HSAs/FSAs

Updated: December 20, 2013

On December 16, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department released Notice 2014-1, which provides additional guidance regarding the impact of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor (Windsor).

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

White House Announces Extended Marketplace (aka Exchange) Enrollment Periods

Updated: December 11, 2013

The Obama administration recently announced two temporary changes to the open enrollment process for Marketplace coverage.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Benefit Plan Limits for 2014

Updated: December 3, 2013

With the New Year quickly approaching, we have prepared for you a quick reference guide of updated benefit plan limits for 2014.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Agencies Issue Mental Health Parity Final Regulations

Updated: November 21, 2013

The U.S. Dept. of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services recently issued final regulations and FAQ guidance regarding the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

State Update: Taxation on Same-Sex Spouses

Updated: November 19, 2013

In the wake of Revenue Ruling 2013-17, issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a number of states have released guidance regarding state income taxation issues in relation to same-sex spouses.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Increases for 2013

Updated: November 15, 2013

The Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) tax rate is normally 0.6% of taxable wages paid, or $42 per employee per year.

Complying with ACA regulations is a top concern for midsized business owners. Are you ready to handle the complexities?

COMPLIANCE

Compliance with Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other Regulations is a Top Concern for Midsized Businesses

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold most of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has vaulted Health Care Reform issues to the top of the list of concerns affecting midsized businesses. Review the findings that highlight the need for continued vigilance in the area of compliance.

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Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

White House Announces One-Year “Fix” for Individual and Small Group Health Insurance Policies

Updated: November 14, 2013

On Thursday, November 14, 2013, the Obama Administration announced that it will allow insurance companies to renew individual and small group health insurance policies for one year.

Sluggish economic growth, political gridlock, never-ending regulatory changes. How do you handle the perfect storm of HR challenges?

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Survey of Midsized Businesses Reveals “Perfect Storm” of HR Management Challenges

A “perfect storm” is brewing as economic concerns, Health Care Reform , and competition for top talent converge to present significant human resource (HR) management challenges for midsized businesses. This new study provides insights into the top concerns and challenges in 2013.

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Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

HHS Provides Individual Mandate Penalty Relief for Coverage Obtained Through the Marketplace

Updated: November 7, 2013

On October 28, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance that will allow individuals more time to obtain health insurance coverage through the Marketplace.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Treasury and IRS Modify Health FSA “Use-or-Lose” Rule

Updated: November 5, 2013

On October 31, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2013-71 (Notice) modifying the longstanding “use-or-lose” rule for health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs).

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

2014 Social Security and Medicare Taxable Wage Limits and Rates

Updated: November 4, 2013

On October 30, 2013, the Social Security Administration announced an upward cost-of-living adjustment for the Social Security taxable wage limit.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

State Update: Taxation on Same-Sex Spouses

Updated: October 24, 2013

In the wake of Revenue Ruling 2013-17 issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a number of states have released guidance regarding state income taxation issues in relation to same-sex spouses.

Effective Talent Management starts with the right data. Do your systems have the information you need?

TALENT MANAGEMENT

Upfront Planning Pays Off When Adding Talent Management to Your HR System of Record

If your organization is considering adding automated Talent Management capabilities to its HR system of record, there are best-practice steps you can take to speed and ease the implementation process, drive higher adoption rates, and achieve ongoing value.  

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Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

IRS and DOL Release Guidance on HRAs and Other Arrangements That Reimburse Premiums

Updated: October 2, 2013

Guidance addressing the application of annual limits and preventive care to HRAs; health FSAs; EPP and EAPs under the ACA.

Most HRIS solutions lack the critical functionality to support talent management initiatives.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

A Robust, Up-to-Date HRIS Can Jumpstart Your Talent Management Implementation

A robust Human Resource Information System (HRIS) containing comprehensive, up-to-date employee data can significantly jumpstart your Talent Management implementation.  

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Big data can drive decisions in forward-thinking organizations

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Age and Retirement Benchmarks: Key Analytics that Drive Human Capital Management

Companies gain tremendous strategic insight when they measure Human Capital Management (HCM) data and then benchmark, or compare, that data to organizations of analogous size within the same or similar industries. 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Federal Budget Situation – What You Need to Know

Updated: October 1, 2013

Due to pending legislation to reauthorize the federal budget, beginning on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, many federal government offices will be closed for an undetermined period. Some offices in the District of Columbia may also be closed.

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BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

Retirement Planning Benefits Create a Win-Win for Businesses and their Employees

Data indicates that young workers are thinking about retirement even if they’re not sure how to plan for it. This creates an opportunity for savvy employers to offer retirement planning education as part of their benefits package to enhance their reputation as an “employer of choice".  

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

DOMA Guidance for Employers

Updated: September 26, 2013

This IRS guidance outlines procedures and options for employers and employees to file claims for refund for open tax years (generally 2010, 2011 and 2012), and to make adjustments to current tax periods to recover overpayments of federal income tax and other employment taxes resulting from the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision – United States v. Windsor (“Windsor”).

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

IRS Guidance on Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

Updated: September 9, 2013

On August 29, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Ruling 2013-17, which provides that same-sex couples who were legally married in a jurisdiction that recognizes such marriages will be treated as married for federal tax purposes – even if they live in a state that does not recognize same-sex marriage.

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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Retirement Readiness Benefits May Help Businesses to Recruit and Retain Top Talent

Research suggests that providing a retirement benefit adds to a company’s competitive marketability, giving the employer a distinct edge in the race to recruit and retain top talent. This advantage will become increasingly valuable as more Baby Boomers retire, and fewer younger workers are available to fill their positions.  

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Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

IRS Issues Final Regulations on Individual Mandate Provision

Updated: September 6, 2013

Starting in 2014, section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), as added by the ACA, requires individuals who are not exempt by law to maintain “minimum essential coverage” (MEC) for themselves and certain family members or pay a “shared responsibility” payment with their federal income tax return.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Small Business Healthcare Tax Credit Expanded for 2014. New Regulations Provide Details and Transition Rules

Updated: September 3, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposed regulations (REG-113792-13) on August 26th concerning the Small Business Healthcare Tax Credit for small employers that offer health insurance coverage to their employees and pay a uniform percentage of at least 50 percent of premiums. 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

DOL Provides Guidance on Same-Sex Marriage and FMLA

Updated: August 27, 2013

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has now issued guidance in relation to the DOMA SC ruling on the rights of same-sex spouses under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  

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COMPLIANCE

Mitigate Your Exposure to ACA “Shared Responsibility” Penalties

How well you keep up with changes to the ACA law can affect how much you may have to pay in ACA tax penalties.  

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BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

Maximize ACA Success: Understand Cost Thresholds and Employee Needs

Build your ACA knowledge to help you offer the most cost-effective healthcare options for your business and its employees.  

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Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

IRS Provides Transition Relief from the Individual Mandate Due to Employer Plan-Year Gaps

Updated: August 21, 2013

On June 27, 2013, the IRS issued Notice 2013-42, which provides transitional relief to employees and their spouses and dependents, who are eligible to enroll in employer-sponsored group health plans with a plan year that runs on a non-calendar year basis that begins in 2013 and ends in 2014.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Reminder: Employee Notices of Coverage Options Are Due October 1

Updated: August 7, 2013

On July 2, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that penalties under the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions of Internal Revenue Code ("Code") § 4980H and related reporting requirements under § 6055 and § 6056 of the Code have been delayed until 2015.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

IRS Formally Announces 2014 Transition Relief for ACA-Defined Applicable Large Employers

Updated: July 10, 2013

On July 9th, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2013-45, the formal guidance that implements the delay of reporting requirements and key Employer Shared Responsibility provisions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Delay Announced for Penalties and Reporting Requirements of the Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions

Updated: July 3, 2013

The Obama Administration announced that it would delay the penalties and reporting requirements of the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions of the ACA until 2015.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional

Updated: June 26, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court (the Court) ruled that part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Employers May Use “Short” Measurement Period Under the ACA’s Transition Relief

Updated: June 25, 2013

On January 3, 2013, the IRS published proposed rules regarding the Shared Responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These provisions apply to “applicable large employers”.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

The Sequester Results in IRS Office Closures

Updated: June 6, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced details about its plans to close all IRS offices on June 14, July 5, July 22, and August 30, 2013.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Minimum Value Determinations Proposed Rules Issued

Updated: May 30, 2013

The IRS in the May 3, 2013 Federal Register published proposed rules which address the determination of minimum value of eligible employer-sponsored plans for purposes of the premium tax credit and employer shared responsibility provisions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

COBRA Model Election Notice Modified

Updated: May 21, 2013

As noted in a previous Eye on Washington released on May 10, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Technical Release 2013-02 (TR 2013-02).

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Notice to Employees of Marketplace (Exchange) Coverage Options

Updated: May 10, 2013

On May 8th, the U.S. Department of Labor(DOL) issued Technical Release 2013-02 to provide guidance to employers regarding a new requirement ― created by Section 1512 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Departments Release FAQ Guidance on SBC Requirement, other ACA Implementation Issues

Updated: May 2, 2013

On April 23, 2013 and April 29, 2013, the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Health & Human Services, & Treasury released the 14th and 15th installments of their FAQs on issues related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Updated Correction Procedures for 401(k), 403(b) and Simple IRA Plans go into Effect

Updated: April 18, 2013

Retirement plans must comply with a myriad of requirements under the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) in order to remain tax-qualified. Plan sponsors have found it challenging to understand.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

HHS “Partially” Delays Implementation of SHOP Exchanges

Updated: April 9, 2013

On March 11, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rule that delays a portion of the Small Business Health Options Program, also known as the SHOP Exchange.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

USCIS Releases Revised Form I-9

Updated: March 27, 2013

On March 8, 2013, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced in the Federal Register that a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) is now available.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Update Series: Affordability Safe Harbor Methods

Updated: March 19, 2013

This Eye on Washington is the third in a series dedicated to highlighting the most relevant provisions that employers should know in preparation for the Employer Shared Responsibility elements of ACA.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Update Series: Which Employers are Subject to the Shared Responsibility Provisions?

Updated: February 28, 2013

This issue highlights the most relevant provisions that employers should know in preparation for the Shared Responsibility elements of the ACA.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Final Rules Issued on Family and Medical Leave Act Expansion

Updated: February 21, 2013

On February 6, 2013, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published the final regulations that implement and finalize two expansions of the protections afforded under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

In 2014, employees credited with service equal to at least 30 hours per week must be offered employer-sponsored health coverage. How will you handle this change?

BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

Health Care Reform May Change the Cost and Composition of the Part-Time Workforce

According to the Employer Shared Responsibility provision of the ACA, any employee credited with service equal to at least 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month must be offered employer-sponsored health coverage that meets certain requirements or the employer may face a penalty.  

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Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Final HIPAA HITECH Regulations Released

Updated: February 14, 2013

A brief summary of some of the specific provisions impacting group health plans, including those provisions relating to business associates, business associate agreements, privacy notices, breach notifications, individual rights, GINA, and enforcement and penalties..

Employers with more than 5,000 employees pay 14% less for health insurance than employers with smaller populations. Is this true for your company?

BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

Employer Size, Workforce Age, Industry, and State Influence Annual Health Care Premiums

Using the actual premium paid information in the ADP Research Institute study, employers can find a potential health benefits cost benchmark that can help them balance plan expense and “richness” of coverage to provide maximum value for employer and employee alike.  

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Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Update: Full-Time Status Determination Rules

Updated: February 8, 2013

On December 28, 2012, the IRS issued a proposed regulation regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Shared Responsibility provisions, which affect large employers.

Engagement plus satisfaction equals a strong, motivated workforce. Do your employees have both?

TALENT MANAGEMENT

Talent Management Strategies That Drive Employee Engagement Can Yield Bottom-line Results

There is still confusion in the HR industry around employee satisfaction and employee engagement. Too many organizations still view these valuable, yet distinct measurements as one and the same thing. As a result, they may be missing opportunities to foster the kind of workforce engagement that helps drive innovation.  

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Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Exchange Notice Requirements Delayed

Updated: January 25, 2013

Business Owners Study Compliance

COMPLIANCE

Midsized Businesses Must Remain Vigilant about Compliance

There appears to be a lack of alignment between midsized business leaders’ perceptions and experience with regard to compliance. While most leaders express confidence in their organization’s compliance with tax laws and other regulations, more than half rank government regulations as a top business concern. 

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Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Update: Employer Shared Responsibility Rules

Updated: January 24, 2013

Business Owners Study Talent Management

TALENT MANAGEMENT

Talent Management Remains Important to Midsized Businesses Even in Tough Economic Times

While the vast majority of midsized business leaders surveyed are pessimistic about near-term economic improvement, nearly half intend to increase headcount in the next year, suggesting that they see strategic value in talent management even during challenging economic times. 

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Total Absence Management

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Total Absence Management Survey Reveals Wide Variation in Employer Approaches to FMLA and Absence Administration

With many employers using manual methods to administer and mitigate employee FMLA leave and absence, Total Absence Management (TAM) remains an untapped opportunity to boost competitiveness.  

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Total Absence Management

COMPLIANCE

Employers’ FMLA Compliance Issues Highlight Need for Total Absence Management

As compliance issues created by the Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA) continue to present challenges for employers, Total Absence Management (TAM) offers a systematic, automated way to manage employee leave.  

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Are you searching for a way to engage a large volume of job candidates in a low-cost, highly efficient way? The next generation of sourcing and recruiting can be found in talent communities.

TALENT MANAGEMENT

Talent Communities: The Next Generation of Employee Recruiting and Sourcing

While many employers talk about finding passive candidates, talent communities are providing a low-cost and highly efficient way to build those relationships by connecting with them through social networking.  

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For the first time in U.S. history there are four generations in the workplace. A one-size-fits-all communications approach to recruiting is not the answer.

TALENT MANAGEMENT

Employment Branding: Multi-Generational Employee Recruiting

From Silents and Baby Boomers to Gen Xers and Millennials, each generation brings its own characteristics, experiences, and expectations to a job search.  

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82% of midsized companies see the cost of employer sponsored health insurance as a barrier to achieving business goals. How will the new legislation affect you?

BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

Costs and the HR Compliance Burden Are Going Up for Employer-Sponsored Healthcare

The ACA presents an unparalleled HR compliance challenge and the soaring cost of employee healthcare benefits can imperil the achievement of key business goals.  

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Fewer than 50% of decision makers are highly confident that they understand the ACA’s employer-related requirements. How well do you understand the ACA?

COMPLIANCE

Health Care Reform Is The Big HR Compliance Challenge

Now that Health Care Reform is settled law, it is also your most prominent HR compliance challenge. Did you know that many employers are unprepared and unsure of their ACA responsibilities?  

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Healthcare Programs

BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

Employee Benefits Communications: There’s Room for Improvement

Employers must do more than provide good healthcare and other benefits to attract and retain quality workers. Using Web-based self-service technology can improve employee communications and, increase worker satisfaction.  

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Good health is the ultimate outcome. Wellness is the strategy to get there.

BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

Health and Wellness Programs: A Promising Strategy For Controlling Healthcare Costs

As healthcare costs continue to skyrocket, wellness programs are gaining traction as employers' "next best hope" for improving employee health and reducing benefit-related expenses.  

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Benefits administration compliance goes beyond Health Care Reform. Where do you have risk?

BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

Insourcing vs. Outsourcing Benefits Administration: What’s the Best Approach for your Organization?

HR managers at midsized and large companies are considering costs, compliance requirements, and the need for integration across benefits areas when making decisions about whether to insource or outsource.  

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The average settlement in reported wage and hour actions was $34 million. Don’t let your payroll policies turn a personal gripe into a costly collective action.

COMPLIANCE

Wage and Hour Compliance: Litigation Trends Increase Burden on Employers to Find and Fix Violations

Employers like you need to assess your current state of compliance and take steps to protect your organization and avoid costly litigation.  

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80% of wage and hour complaints filed result in a violation. How much would just one cost your organization?

COMPLIANCE

DOL, OSHA, EEOC Ramp Up Compliance Activity

The Department of Labor is enforcing new regulations that shift more responsibilities onto employers. and they need to fix problems before federal inspectors arrive to assess fines and penalties.  

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Plan design will no longer be a differentiator. With reform possibly limiting your options, how will you differentiate your benefits offerings?

BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

Health Care Reform Presents Benefits Administration Challenges and Opportunities for Employers

Use technology and process to integrate HR strategy, including benefits administration, with HR operations to drive strategic business goals for measurable results.  

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Benefits complexity, costs and compliance have increased. Now is a good time to rethink your benefits strategy.

COMPLIANCE

Health Care Reform: Addressing HR Compliance Challenges Requires an Integrated Approach

Find out how you can manage potential issues to control healthcare costs and ensure compliance with state and federal mandates.  

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Healthcare costs have risen faster than inflation every year since 1965. Do you have the right strategy to control costs?

COMPLIANCE

Health Care Reform Compliance Complexity Impacts Employers’ Decisions about Outsourcing Employee Benefits Administration

According to a recent survey, the vast majority of HR managers believe that outsourcing at least some benefits administration functions adds real value.  

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The average employment lawsuit awards exceeds $490,000.  Add in punitive damages and court fees, and your costs skyrocket.

COMPLIANCE

HR Compliance: Ever-Changing Employment Laws Present Challenges for Small and Midsized Companies

According to a recent survey, professionals involved in human resource management at small and midsized companies see big cost and compliance challenges ahead.  

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16 states require child support by electronic funds transfer. E-payment mandates now apply beyond employment taxes.

COMPLIANCE

Increasing Electronic Tax Filing Regulations Present Compliance Challenges for Employers

Employers that handle payroll tax reporting and depositing on their own are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with all the different e-filing and e-payment mandates in order to stay in compliance.  

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20 states have extended the Fair Credit Reporting Act to broaden consumer protection and compliance. Is your screening compliant with state legislation?

COMPLIANCE

Pre-Employment Screening - Your Only Strategy is a Compliant Solution

Pre-employment screening is an imperative for all companies. Given the web of regulations surrounding screening, the question is do you handle it in-house or outsource it?  

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Documentation must be produced within 3 days of receiving an inspection notice. Could you quickly produce the required documentation?

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

DOL, OSHA, EEOC Are Creating More Compliance Burdens for You

Compliance burdens on HR managers from federal agencies have increased significantly and enforcement activity is touching many areas of HR management. HR managers must identify areas where they can get into trouble – and act.  

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Less than 50% of employers are conducting HR audits.  Are there compliance issues that need your attention?

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Human Resource Management: Small and Midsized Companies See Big Compliance and Cost Challenges Ahead

According to a recent survey, professionals involved in human resource management see big cost and compliance challenges ahead, prompting many to seek third-party advice or outsource the HR function..  

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Retaining key talent drives competitive advantage and bottom-line results. Do you have the right talent to meet current and future needs?

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Human Resource Management Strategy: Pay for Talent Model Helps Employers Retain Key Employees

Faced with low employee engagement and a shortage of candidates to fill critical jobs, consider rewarding top employees with in-demand skills through a Pay for Talent compensation program.  

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Only 12% of companies report alignment of talent goals and business objectives. What could alignment help you achieve?

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Human Resource Management: Survey Reveals Talent Management Strategy, Process, and KPI Shortcomings

You’ll want to learn about the seeming disconnect between how organizations view their overall talent management maturity and how they rate their supporting strategies and performance metrics.  

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75% of HR managers say mobile HR solutions improve workforce satisfaction. Satisfied employees lead to improved productivity.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Mobile HR Solutions Can Drive Employee Productivity, Build Satisfaction

Staying connected with an increasingly mobile and distributed workforce to maximize their productivity and satisfaction is a key challenge. Mobile HR solutions, delivered by smartphones and tablets, are helping to meet this challenge.  

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6% of background checks revealed a criminal record. Is your workforce unknowingly at risk?

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Pre-Employment Screening – Gatekeeper to a Safer Workplace?

Compliant, complete, and accurate pre-employment screening is a critical part of the hiring process. Senior HR managers have to decide whether to do it in-house or to outsource it.  

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Safeguarding data is more difficult in an integrated world. Do you have the technology infrastructure to meet data security requirements?

MOBILE / TECHNOLOGY

Electronic Tax Filing: Technology Advances Accelerate Employers’ Transition to e-Filing and e-Payment

You need to assess whether you have the procedures in place to navigate technology advances and widespread internet use for tax filing and deposits.  

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Healthcare Programs

MOBILE / TECHNOLOGY

Enhance Employee Benefits Communications With Web and Mobile Technologies

Employers that have enhanced their benefits communications see improvements in worker satisfaction and productivity by utilizing Web portals and mobile HR applications.  

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Mobile workers exceed 1 billion and that number continues to grow. Your employees are mobile. Are you?

MOBILE / TECHNOLOGY

Mobile Technology Makes Mobile HR Solutions A Game-Changer

A rapid shift to an increasingly mobile and distributed workforce who use smartphones and tablets – and want immediate access to data – is driving this strategic effort.  

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Data suggest in excess of 70% of employers are not in full compliance with the FLSA. Take the necessary precautions now.

PAYROLL

Payroll Processing: Proper Calculation of Employee Pay Helps Minimize Wage and Hour Compliance and Litigation Risks

Employers can minimize compliance risk and exposure to legal action by adopting strict payroll policies and implementing advanced payroll systems that automatically apply complex work and pay rules.  

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Employers fined more than $404 million by the EEOC. Is there inequity in your workplace?

TALENT MANAGEMENT

Managing DOL, ICE, and OSHA Compliance – and Your Human Capital

New federal enforcement policies are placing the burden on employers to fix violations before federal inspectors arrive. Areas for federal inspection include employment verification rules and workplace discrimination.  

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The fastest growing Mobile HR apps: career sites, time cards and pay statements. Real-time relevant data engages your workforce.

TALENT MANAGEMENT

Mobile HR Solutions Belong on Your Employees' Information Highway

Companies that use mobile HR solutions are seeing real business benefits including improved real-time decision-making, productivity, and worker satisfaction.  

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32% of employees are planning to leave their current jobs. What would losing top talent cost you?

TALENT MANAGEMENT

Pay for Talent: Integrated Talent Management Helps to Retain Key Employees and Drive Business Success

Pay for Talent can help your organization use compensation as a key lever across all talent management processes, including talent assessment, performance management, and succession planning.  

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$5.9 million plaintiff award for negligent hiring practices. Do you have the right policies in place to prevent this?

TALENT MANAGEMENT

Pre-Employment Screening – Scrutinizing the Talent You’ve Recruited

Pre-employment screening is a critical step toward making a good hire. Inadequate screening can mean fines and penalties from the government and adverse effects that come from making a bad hire.  

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Workers’ contributions to health insurance premiums increased 160%. Cost sharing isn’t your only weapon against rising healthcare costs.

TALENT MANAGEMENT

Talent Management Challenge: Shifting Healthcare Costs to Employees Comes With Potential Risks

While benefit cost-sharing has reduced healthcare costs for employers, it appears to be having a negative impact on employee satisfaction. Employers are turning to wellness programs to improve morale.  

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Only 32% of businesses track the impact of their talent goals. Are your talent strategies aligned with your business goals?

TALENT MANAGEMENT

Talent Management Disconnect: Survey Shows HR Perceptions and Realities Don’t Always Align

Many HR managers believe their organizations’ overall talent management maturity is top notch, but they still need to bring supporting strategies, KPIs, and benchmarking up to par.  

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Companies with highly engaged employees enjoy an average of 12% higher profits.  Do you have the right team in place to drive growth?

TALENT MANAGEMENT

Talent Management: HR Managers Focus on Hiring Top Talent, Controlling Costs and Increasing HR Compliance

While cost control and HR compliance remain critical concerns, today’s HR managers are increasing their focus recruitment, workforce productivity, and employee engagement.  

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90% of all state and federal class or collective actions are wage and hour claims. How will you address this growing trend?

TIME & ATTENDANCE

Time and Attendance: Practical Steps to Help Employers Stay Ahead of Wage and Hour Litigation Trends

Most wage and hour litigation involves unpaid work time claims, so you need to make sure you accurately deduct for meal breaks, properly round for time worked, and fully account for remote and off-the-clock work.  

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Handling your own tax filing can be costly. IRS penalties for late payments can range from 2% to 15%.

PAYROLL

Payroll Processing: Electronic Tax Filing and Deposits Present Challenges for Employers

Even with the push to simplify electronic deposit and return requirements, a lack of consistency across agencies is forcing payroll administrators to assess their ability to handle payroll on their own.  

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Illinois Monthly Wage Reporting Required in 2013

Updated: January 7, 2013

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Frequently Asked Questions Concerning the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA)

Updated: January 4, 2013

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

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Update: Tax Changes Affecting 2013 Payrolls Signed into Law

Updated: January 3, 2013

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

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2013 Federal Tax Legislation - What to Expect

Updated: December 24, 2012

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

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IRS Issues Guidance on Additional Medicare Tax

Updated: December 17, 2012

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Wellness Program Guidance Released

Updated: December 13, 2012

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Increases for 2012 and 2013

Updated: December 4, 2012

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

A Post Election Look at the Affordable Care Act

Updated: November 7, 2012

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2013

Updated: November 1, 2012

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

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Social Security Taxable Wage Limit And Employee Rate Increased For Year 2013

Updated: October 25, 2012

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Determining Full-Time Employees UNDER the Affordable Care Act: Implications of Notice 2012-58

Updated: October 4, 2012

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

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New York Expands Permissible Deductions

Updated: September 20, 2012

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

HR Compliance: Are Employers Ready for Health Care Reform?

Updated: August 28, 2012

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

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New IRS Disclosure Requirements for Reporting Agents

Updated: August 21, 2012

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

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IRS Releases Guidance on Additional Medicare Tax on High-Income Earners

Updated: August 14, 2012

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Health Care Reform Will Affect Premium-Only Cafeteria Plans - But How?

Updated: August 7, 2012

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Medical Loss Ratio Rebates

Updated: July 19, 2012

Health Care Reform Update

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Health Insurance Exchanges

Updated: July 13, 2012

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

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Illinois Will Require Monthly Electronic Wage Reporting in 2013

Updated: July 12, 2012

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act

Updated: June 28, 2012

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

IRS Provides Health FSA Salary Reduction Contribution Limit Guidance

Updated: June 12, 2012

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Major Elements of Health Care Reform Will Affect Employers in 2014

Updated: June 5, 2012

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Unemployment Insurance Tax Increases Expected Through 2014

Updated: May 29, 2012

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

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IRS "Real-Time Tax System" May Dramatically Change Employer Reporting

Updated: April 19, 2012

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Update on U.S. Supreme Court and Health Care Reform

Updated: April 11, 2012

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

New York Makes Changes to the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax

Updated: March 19, 2012

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

IRS Releases New Guidance on Form W-2 Reporting of the Cost of Group Health Coverage

Updated: March 17, 2012

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act

Updated: February 22, 2012

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Congressional Consideration of Payroll Tax Cuts

Updated: February 13, 2012

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

ACA: Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) and Uniform Glossary of Terms

Updated: February 7, 2012

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

ADP PERSPECTIVE: Benefit Trends for 2012 – 2014

Updated: January 18, 2012

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

FAQs Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011

Updated: January 5, 2012

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Benefit Plan Limits for 2012

Updated: December 12, 2011

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Taxes to Increase for 2011 and 2012

Updated: December 2, 2011

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary Requirements Postponed

Updated: November 29, 2011

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Pennsylvania Act 32 Update

Updated: November 17, 2011

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Health Care Reform: A Year in Review and What is on the Horizon

Updated: November 16, 2011

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Social Security Wage Base Increases for 2012

Updated: October 21, 2011

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

QUEST Revenue System for Massachusetts Clients

Updated: September 15, 2011

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Indefinite Suspension of the Class Act

Updated: October 14, 2011

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Pennsylvania Act 32

Updated: July 7, 2011

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

2011 Budget Agreement Repeals Free Choice Vouchers for Exchange Coverage

Updated: April 29, 2011

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

H.R. 4 Signed Into Law

Updated: April 15, 2011

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

IRS Releases New Guidance on W-2 Reporting of the Cost of Group Health Coverage

Updated: April 8, 2011

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

CEO Buy-In on Wellness Programs Improves

Updated: March 30, 2011

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Guidance on W2 Reporting

Updated: March 29, 2011

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Helping Retirees and Employers

Updated: March 17, 2011

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Recent Congressional Activity

Updated: February 15, 2011

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

CRS Releases Report on Penalties for Large Employers

Updated: January 21, 2011

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Sales and Use Tax Compliance

Updated: January 10, 2011

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Agencies Release Fifth Set of FAQs on Affordable Care Act

Updated: January 6, 2011

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

January 1st Tax Legislation

Updated: December 17, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

HHS Issues Supplemental Guidance on "Mini-Med" Plans

Updated: December 15, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

NAIC Committee Approves Exchange Model Act

Updated: December 10, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Agencies Release Fourth Set of FAQs on ACA Implementation Issues

Updated: November 9, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

IRS Provides Form W-2 Reporting Relief to Employers; Releases Draft Form W-2

Updated: October 20, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

IRS Delays Mandatory W-2 Reporting of Employer-provided Health Care Coverage

Updated: October 12, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

DOL Releases FAQs on ACA Implementation; Revised Model Notice of Adverse Benefit Determination

Updated: September 28, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

IRS Issues Guidance on 2011 Changes to Flexible Spending Arrangements

Updated: September 14, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

HHS Announces $51 Million to Establish Insurance Exchanges

Updated: August 9, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Interim Final Rules on "Grandfathered" Health Plans Released

Updated: April 22, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Webinar: Journey of Health Care Reform

Updated: June 16, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

IRS Issues Guidance on Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

Updated: May 26, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Sebelius Sends Update to Congress on Health Reform Implementation

Updated: May 13, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Health Care Reform: Benefit Plan Considerations for Employers

Updated: April 15, 2010

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Notice 2014-1 DOMA Guidance Section 125/HSAs/FSAs

Updated: December 20, 2013

On December 16, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department released Notice 2014-1, which provides additional guidance regarding the impact of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor (Windsor).

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