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The Verdict is in: Supreme Court Rules on Title VII Protections

Date: June 25, 2020

Topic: Benefits News, Health Care Reform

On June 15th, 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the prohibition against sex-based discrimination in employment set forth in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes sexual orientation and gender identity-based discriminati...

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IRS Announces PCORI Fee Increase

Date: June 15, 2020

Topic: Benefits News, Health Care Reform

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a notice last week announcing an increase in the dollar amount used to determine the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee for the upcoming plan year. The applicable dollar amount to be ...

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Newsflash! IRS Announces Increase To HSA Contribution Limits

Date: May 26, 2020

Topic: Benefits News

The IRS announced an increase to the maximum HSA contribution limits for the 2021 calendar year in Revenue Procedure 2020-32. The individual contribution limit has been raised from $3,550 to $3,600. The family contribution limi...

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COVID-19 Update: EEOC Not Collecting Employer EEO-1 Data for 2020

Date: May 14, 2020

Topic: Benefits News

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on May 7th that it will delay collection of EEO-1 Component 1 information—which asks for the number of employees who work for a covered business sorted by job category, race, ethnicity...

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From Life Events to COBRA, the New COVID-19-related Outbreak Period Relief is a Game Changer

Date: May 4, 2020

Topic: Benefits News

On April 29, 2020, the Departments of Labor and Treasury issued a notice that extends certain time frames affecting participants’ rights and plan obligations as they relate to various plan requirements.  The extensions of time periods canno...

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Prepare to Use the Newly Issued I-9 Form

Date: February 24, 2020

Topic: Benefits Administration, Benefits News

A new version of the I-9 employment eligibility verification form has been issued and will become the mandatory standard on May 1, 2020. Through April 30, employers may choose to use the previous edition dated July 17, 2017, but our recommendation...

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IRS Extends 1095-C Issuance Deadline, Offers New “Relief”

Date: December 3, 2019

Topic: Benefits News, Health Care Reform

On December 2, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline to provide copies of Form 1095-C for 2019 to full-time employees.  The extension pushes the issuance deadline back 30 days to March 2, 2020.  The original issu...

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IRS Announces FSA, QTP limits for 2020

IRS Announces NEW FSA Maximums for 2020

Date: November 7, 2019

Topic: Benefits Administration, Benefits News

The IRS released the 2020 annual inflation adjustments.  Effective January 1, 2020, the new annual Health Care FSA maximum contribution will increase to $2,750. The new monthly maximum contributions for Qualified Transportation plans will be ...

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New overtime rule effective January 2020 increases the salary threshold for overtime pay, making over a million more workers eligible.

DOL Finalizes New Overtime Rule: Here’s What To Make Of It

Date: October 22, 2019

Topic: Benefits News, BeneTips

It’s time to sharpen your pencils (again)! The Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized an increase to the salary threshold for overtime eligibility from $23,660 per year to $35,568.  This increase is slightly higher than the $35,308 threshold p...

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Baker Tilly Vantagen's myFlexDollars and myFlexDollars.com platform wins award for outstanding consumer experience.

myFlexDollars Upgrades Win Award

Date: July 23, 2019

Topic: Benefits News, Company News

Baker Tilly Vantagen was honored with the “Solution Visionary Award” at the WEX SPARK Health 2019 partner conference. The CEO of WEX Health specifically recognized our efforts to bring cutting edge customization to our consumer platfor...

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