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


The IRS Gives Plan Sponsors Some ACA Reporting Breathing Room

On December 29, 2015 By Tevis

In a last minute act of apparent kindness, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2016-4 today, which extends the deadlines for Forms 1094 and 1095 information reporting. As you know, information reporting under Code Sections 6055 and 6056 relates … 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ACA’s Automatic Enrollment Requirement Repealed On Nov. 2, 2015, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 into law, which included a provision repealing the ACA requirement that large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


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


ACA: Reinsurance Fee Enrollment Deadline Extended to December 5th

On November 20, 2014 By Tevis

As we discussed in our Benefits Alert 2014-17 (October 31, 2014), the Department of Health and Human Services, at the time, having just released its reinsurance fee online enrollment form, required plan sponsors of self-insured major medical type plans to … Continue reading


September 2014 BenefitsBuzz

On August 28, 2014 By Tevis

IRS Releases Draft Forms for Health Coverage Reporting On July 24, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released draft forms for employer reporting of health coverage. These draft forms are intended to prepare stakeholders (such as employers) for new reporting … Continue reading