Bulletins

IRS sets HSA, FSA and 401(k) Limits

HSA, FSA and 401(k) limits increased for individuals and families

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IRS releases 2018 ACA reporting forms

The IRS released the final versions of the 2018 Forms 1094 and 1095 needed to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirement.

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New overtime rule expected in March 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced it plans to propose a new overtime rule in March 2019. The rule aims to update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations that set salary requirements for determining when an employee must be paid...

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Social Security payroll tax hike to impact high earners next year

More than 60 million individuals receive benefits from Social Security, but where  does the money to fund the program come from? Namely, payroll taxes. The way it works is pretty simple. Employees have 6.2% of their paychecks withheld to cover their Social Security tax obligations. Employers pay...

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U.S. Department of Labor releases new FMLA forms

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released updated versions of its model Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) certification and notice  forms. The new expiration date is  August 31, 2021.

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Creditable Coverage notice is an annual CMS requirement

Deadline for distribution is October 15; second disclosure deadline linked to plan year

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Blue KC to launch remote care management program

Blue KC has partnered with Care Innovations® Health Harmony to launch a remote monitoring program that is designed to help Blue KC members with congestive heart failure and/or diabetes easily monitor and share their daily vital signs with a registered nurse from the comfort of their own home.

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Aetna announces prescription drug changes for 2019

Effective January 1, 2019, Aetna will update its prescription drug list for Value Plus Plans. Prescription drug coverage reviews like prior authorization, quantity limits and step therapy will start to apply to some medicines and may no longer apply to others.

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Are you ready for a DOL audit?

Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of employers like an audit notice from the Department of Labor (DOL). Would you be ready if the DOL came knocking at your door to audit your employee benefit plan?

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ACA affordability threshold increases for 2019

The IRS recently raised the affordability threshold for the 2019 calendar year to 9.86% of household income from the 2018 threshold of 9.56%.This percentage also is used to determine the affordability of employer-sponsored coverage for applicable large employers (employers with 50 or more...

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