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Legislative Updates: Eye on Washington

Search our easy-to-read abstracts to find the reports and white papers with the most useful information on legislative updates.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

IRS Provides Additional Guidance on Applying Employer Mandate Look-Back Rules for Determining Full-Time Employee Status Under the Affordable Care Act

Updated: October 16, 2014

The Notice (2014-49) describes proposed approaches for applying look-back rules.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

New Rules Clarify When Limited Scope Dental, Vision, Long-Term Care, and Employee Assistance Program Benefits Are Exempt From ACA Market Reforms

Updated: October 8, 2014

On October 1, 2014, the “Departments” finalized rules on ‘excepted benefits’ not subject to the ACA insurance market reforms.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

IRS Releases Draft Instructions for 2014 Forms 1095-C, Employer- Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage

Updated: October 6, 2014

On August 28, 2014, the IRS released draft instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, and other forms required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

IRS Modifies Cafeteria Plan Rules to Allow Eligible Employees to Purchase Coverage on the Health Insurance Marketplace

Updated: September 30, 2014

On August 28, 2014, the IRS released draft instructions for Forms 1094-C, 1095-C, and other forms applicable to the reporting required by the ACA.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

IRS Releases Draft Instructions for Forms 1094-C, Transmittal of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Information Returns

Updated: September 9, 2014

On August 28, 2014, the IRS released draft instructions for Forms 1094-C, 1095-C, and other forms applicable to the reporting required by the ACA.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

U.S. Supreme Court Decision May Prompt Plans to Review Procedures Regarding Employer Stock Funds

Updated: August 28, 2014

On June 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, No. 12-751.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

IRS Releases Draft Forms for Reporting of Health Insurance Coverage

Updated: July 28, 2014

On July 24, 2014, the IRS released draft info returns which employers will use to report health insurance coverage offered under employer-sponsored plans under Sec. 6056

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.”

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.

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).

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).  

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).

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..

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.

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Exchange Notice Requirements Delayed

Updated: January 25, 2013

Health Care Reform Update

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

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

Updated: January 24, 2013

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

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Update: Tax Changes Affecting 2013 Payrolls Signed into Law

Updated: January 3, 2013

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

2013 Federal Tax Legislation - What to Expect

Updated: December 24, 2012

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

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

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

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

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

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

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

New IRS Disclosure Requirements for Reporting Agents

Updated: August 21, 2012

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

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

EYE ON WASHINGTON: HEALTH CARE REFORM

Health Insurance Exchanges

Updated: July 13, 2012

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

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

EYE ON WASHINGTON: LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

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

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Guidance on W2 Reporting

Updated: March 29, 2011

Health Care Reform Update

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Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Helping Retirees and Employers

Updated: March 17, 2011

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Recent Congressional Activity

Updated: February 15, 2011

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CRS Releases Report on Penalties for Large Employers

Updated: January 21, 2011

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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

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NAIC Committee Approves Exchange Model Act

Updated: December 10, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

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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

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

Updated: October 12, 2010

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

Updated: September 28, 2010

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IRS Issues Guidance on 2011 Changes to Flexible Spending Arrangements

Updated: September 14, 2010

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HHS Announces $51 Million to Establish Insurance Exchanges

Updated: August 9, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

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Interim Final Rules on "Grandfathered" Health Plans Released

Updated: April 22, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

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Webinar: Journey of Health Care Reform

Updated: June 16, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

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IRS Issues Guidance on Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

Updated: May 26, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

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Sebelius Sends Update to Congress on Health Reform Implementation

Updated: May 13, 2010

Health Care Reform Update

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Health Care Reform: Benefit Plan Considerations for Employers

Updated: April 15, 2010

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

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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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