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The Top Seven Facts You Need to Know About Filing the ACA’s PCORI Fees

July 01, 2015

It’s that time of year again to start preparing to file the annual Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (PCORI) fee as mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The PCORI fee applies to specified health insurance and applicable self-insured plans with policy years ending after September 30, 2012, and before October 1, 2019. The ...
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ThinkHR Alert: The Supreme Court Decision Is In — ACA Subsidies Remain

June 25, 2015

On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court upheld the availability of tax credits (subsidies) in all 50 states under the Affordable Care Act. The court affirmed in a 6 – 3 vote that the language in the Affordable Care Act allows the government to help people buy insurance (through subsidies or tax credits) anywhere in the country and not only in states ...
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Rule Changes for Health Plan SBCs Apply September 2015

June 24, 2015

On June 16, 2015, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively “the Departments”) finalized Rules for the delivery of Summaries of Benefits and Coverage (SBCs). These rules do not affect the SBC template and uniform glossary; changes in those items will be addressed in future rules for late ...
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From the Hotline: Ideas for Employee Rewards

June 26, 2015

Question: Can you provide ideas to consider for recognizing employees when they perform “above and beyond”?Answer: When implementing any type of reward or incentive, it is important to be fair, nondiscriminatory, and ensure any gift is taxed appropriately. Companies are getting creative with compensation and incentives for employees. ...
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From the Hotline: Health FSA Maximums

June 25, 2015

Question: Does the IRS health flexible spending account (FSA) maximum apply to the entire family, or if both spouses are working, can they both benefit from each of their employer’s maximum contribution limit?Answer: The maximum limit is to be applied per employee and per employer. Therefore both the employee and spouse can contribute the ...

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