NEWSFLASH! IRS ANNOUNCES INCREASE TO HSA CONTRIBUTION LIMITS

Date: May 13, 2021

Topic: Benefits Administration, Benefits News

The IRS announced an increase to the maximum HSA contribution limits for the 2022 calendar year in Revenue Procedure 2021-25. The individual contribution limit has been raised from $3,600 to $3,650. The family contribution limit has been raise...

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2021 Dependent Care FSA limit increase

Date: March 24, 2021

Topic: Benefits Administration, Benefits News, BeneTips

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), signed into law on March 11, 2021, permits employers to increase the annual limit on contributions to Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts.  The new Dependent Care FSA annual limit for 2021 pr...

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COVID-19-Related COBRA Relief Update

Date: March 10, 2021

Topic: Benefits Administration, Benefits News

EBSA Relief Notice 2020-01 and the “Join Notice” regarding benefit plans, participants, and beneficiaries affected by the COVID-19 outbreak issued by the Department of Labor, the Department of the Treasury, and Internal Revenue Service provide...

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IRS Provides Limited Relief for Information Reporting

Date: October 12, 2020

Topic: Benefits News

The IRS recently announced that it was extending the issuance deadline for 2020 Form 1095-B and Form 1095-C to March 2, 2021. Due dates for other reporting requirements, such as filing 2020 Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, and 1095-C with the IRS hav...

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DOL Issues New Guidance on FFCRA Child Care Leave

Date: September 30, 2020

Topic: Benefits News, HR Consulting

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently added to its list of FAQs concerning leave under the FFCRA, specifically tackling leave questions related to children’s remote learning programs. The DOL’s guidance initially stated that an employee ...

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Planning for Open Enrollment in a Socially Distant World

Date: July 21, 2020

Topic: Benefits News, BeneTips

The COVID-19 pandemic has many businesses operating differently – workforces are now positioned remotely whenever possible and some employers are doing more with less either to comply or out of necessity.  “Bricks and mortar” facilities...

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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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