Bulletins

Wage and hour data requirement suspended on EEO-1 form

Report affects certain employers with 100-plus employees 

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Creditable Coverage notice is annual CMS requirement

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

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IRS lowers ACA affordability threshold for premium tax credit

The IRS recently lowered the 2018 affordability threshold to 9.56% of household income for purposes of determining eligibility for a premium tax credit. The 2017 rate was 9.69% of household income. This percentage is also used to determine the affordability of employer-sponsored coverage....

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New Form I-9 Released

The U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new version of the Form I-9. The form, with a revision date of 07/17/17, will be mandatory as of September 18.

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Transitional relief extended for small group employers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a one-year extension of its transmittal policy, allowing small group employers to keep their non-grandfathered plans that are not compliant with the ACA.

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Annual PCORI fee due July 31

Self-insured health and HRA plans must file form; carriers pay fee on behalf of fully insured plans 

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IRS announces 2018 HSA contribution limits

The IRS announced the 2018 health savings account (HSA) maximum contribution limits detailed in the newly released Revenue Procedure 2017-37The annual limit on contributions will increase by $50 for individuals and $150 for families.

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Blue KC implements Rx cost management plan

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) recently announced its plan to issue prescription drug list (PDL) changes on July 1 and January 1 of each year in an effort to help consumers manage rising drug costs.

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Form I-9 correction

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is advising employers who downloaded the Form I-9 from their website November 14-17, 2016, to check and make sure employee Social Security numbers appear correctly in Section 1. A system glitch caused Social Security numbers input by...

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UHC announces new preventive services coverage

Changes affect breast cancer and cardiovascular disease services

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