April BenefitBuzz: ACA Litigation & Rule Changes

On March 25, 2016 By Tevis   

ACA Litigation May Affect Employers A New York district court will hear the first case on whether employers may reduce their employees’ work hours in order to avoid providing health benefits required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case … Continue reading


March BenefitsBuzz: FMLA Questions & IRS Clarifications.

On February 26, 2016 By Tevis   

Recent Court Rulings Raise Questions about FMLA The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) clearly states that when an employer knows that a worker taking leave qualifies for FMLA, it must designate the worker’s absence as FMLA leave. Despite this … Continue reading


Healthy Heart, Happy Heart

On February 22, 2016 By Tevis   

February is undoubtedly the month for love, Valentine,s day being the biggest highlight. With or without a Valentine’s date, here are some tips that you should follow to ensure that your heart is healthy and happy: Eat Healthy Eating healthy … Continue reading


February BenefitsBuzz

On February 1, 2016 By Tevis   

ACA Reporting Deadlines Delayed On Dec. 28, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that deadlines for 2015 Section 6055 and 6056 reporting have been delayed. The new deadlines are as follows: March 31, 2016 – Deadline for furnishing Forms … Continue reading


January BenefitsBuzz

On December 28, 2015 By Tevis   

ACA Repeal Passes Senate, Veto Expected On Dec. 3, 2015, the Senate voted 52 to 47 to repeal large parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—marking the first time that the Senate has passed a bill that would repeal the … Continue reading


December BenefitsBuzz

On December 2, 2015 By Tevis   

ACA’s Automatic Enrollment Requirement Repealed On Nov. 2, 2015, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 into law, which included a provision repealing the ACA requirement that large companies automatically enroll their employees in group health plans. Under … Continue reading


November BenefitsBuzz

On October 23, 2015 By Tevis   

ACA Small Group Market Rule Repealed On Oct. 7, 2015, President Obama signed into law legislation that repealed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that every state’s small group market be expanded to include businesses with 51-100 employees. Previously, most … Continue reading


October BenefitsBuzz

On September 30, 2015 By Tevis   

Guidelines Finalized for Electronic Reporting Under Sections 6055 and 6056 On Aug. 18, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a finalized test package and guidelines for employers reporting under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056. The new guidelines … Continue reading


August BenefitsBuzz

On July 24, 2015 By Tevis   

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies in Federal Exchanges On June 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in King v. Burwell. The case challenged the availability of health insurance Exchange subsidies in every state, including states with … Continue reading


July BenefitsBuzz

On June 25, 2015 By Tevis   

Family Plans Must Embed Out-of-pocket Limits in 2016 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires non-grandfathered health plans to limit an enrollee’s out-of-pocket costs for essential health benefits each year. This annual limit is often referred to as the “out-of-pocket (OOP) … Continue reading