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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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Tracking Emerging State Level Filings; Next Up: New Jersey, D.C.

Date: March 3, 2020

Topic: Health Care Reform

As we approached the March 2, 2020 Form 1095-C issuance deadline, Baker Tilly Vantagen was proud to be able to report that all forms for contracted clients were released in compliance with the 2019 tax year’s extended issuance deadline.  Wi...

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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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Proposed or Not, IRS ACA Penalty Notices Warrant Call To Action

Proposed or Not, IRS ACA Penalty Notices Warrant Call To Action

Date: May 16, 2019

Topic: BeneTips, Health Care Reform

The number of instances whereby our clients are receiving notices for alleged non-compliance with the ACA’s Employer Shared Responsibility (ESR or “pay or play”) mandate is on the rise. The most common notice being received is IRS Letter 226...

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New Jersey (NJ) enacts a health care individual mandate in 2019.

New Jersey Individual Mandate Latches On To Federal Reporting Obligations

Date: February 15, 2019

Topic: Benefits News, BeneTips, Health Care Reform

In late January, the state of New Jersey posted new information about its individual health insurance mandate that went into effect on January 1 of this year.  Of interest to most impacted employers are the tactics and mechanics associated with h...

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Changing the Face of HRAs

Date: November 12, 2018

Topic: Benefits News, Health Care Reform

The Big Picture: New regulations have been proposed by the Trump administration regarding the rules of health reimbursement accounts (HRAs). The regulations would give employers of all sizes additional flexibility to provide greater choice to thei...

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Planning in the Age of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Changes Webinar

Date: May 4, 2018

Topic: Health Care Reform

Every day, a new rumored change seems to float its way through the news cycle. Which ones are true, and which ones remain speculation for now? More importantly, how will these changes affect your organization’s plan and strategy, and how can yo...

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Government Funding Bill Defers Cadillac Tax To 2022

Date: February 1, 2018

Topic: Health Care Reform

The Big Picture: Already the beneficiary of a two-year delay that passed in December of 2015, the effective date of the “Cadillac tax” has been kicked down the road again, this time to 2022. The stop gap funding measure also suspended the Heal...

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IRS Extends ACA Forms Issuance Deadline 2017

Date: December 23, 2017

Topic: Benefits News, Health Care Reform

On December 22, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2018-06 to announce a 30-day automatic extension for insurers and employers to furnish 2017 IRS Forms 1095-B (Health Coverage) and 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Of...

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