The IRS released the final versions of the 2018 Forms 1094 and 1095 needed to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirement.
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...
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...
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.
Deadline for distribution is October 15; second disclosure deadline linked to plan year
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.
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.
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?
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...
On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule to expand association health plans (AHPs). The new rule will make it easier for small businesses and self-employed workers to band together to purchase more affordable health care coverage.