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The telehealth exception to the rule that in order to make an HSA contribution, a participant must be enrolled in a High Deductible Health Plan requiring non-preventive benefits to meet the plan's deductible is extended.

Posted on December 23, 2022 By Kushner & Company
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It must be the holiday season. The IRS recently finalized new regulations providing that ALEs must furnish the Forms 1095-C to employees no later than 30 days after January 31st of each year. In the past, forms were due by January 31st unless an employer asked for an extension. It's now automatic.

Posted on December 15, 2022 By Kushner & Company
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HR Compliance, 
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The IRS has now released all of the 2023 benefit limits on October 21, 2022. Earlier this year, they also released the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) and Health Savings Account (HSA) limits.

Posted on October 21, 2022 By Kushner & Company
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Commuter Benefits, 
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Health and Welfare Team, 
Health Savings Accounts (HSA), 
Profit Sharing, 
Qualified Small Employer HRA (QSEHRA), 
Retirement Plans, 
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The PCORI annual filing and fees were reinstated through 2029. That means that all employers (or their insurers in fully insured group health plans) must file the annual IRS Form 720 by July 31st of each year, regardless of their plan year.

Posted on May 26, 2022 By Kushner & Company
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HR Compliance

In a recent news release, the IRS reminds employers and employees that the cost of COVID-19 home testing is an eligible expense under a health care flexible spending account (FSA), health reimbursement arrangement (HRA), and health savings account (HSA).

Posted on September 13, 2021 By Kushner & Company
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Administration, 
Benefit Card, 
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COVID-19, 
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), 
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Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA), 
Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

In August 2021 Delta Airlines announced that starting in 2022 it was imposing a $200 per month premium surcharge for any COVID-19 unvaccinated employee. Other employers quickly began asking if this was allowable under a myriad of employee benefit laws. The answer is "yes," but...

Posted on September 8, 2021 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President
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On March 11, 2021 President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). It contains many HR and benefit-related items, and in this post we’ll cover the temporary rules that apply only to 2021 for an increase in the limits for pre-tax Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts (DCRAs).

Posted on March 18, 2021 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President
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COVID-19, 
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), 
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HR Policies and Procedures, 
Work / Life Balance

On March 11, 2021 President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). It contains many HR and benefit-related items, and in this post we'll cover the new temporary rules for this year's version of Assistance Eligible Individuals (AEIs).

Posted on March 17, 2021 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President
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HR Compliance

The US Department of Labor (DOL) is the responsible agency for overseeing compliance with ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. Penalties for a variety of ERISA violations are contained within the law and are indexed annually for inflation. They've increased substantially.

Posted on February 22, 2021 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President
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HR Compliance, 
IRS Form 5500 Services (BDA), 
IRS Form 5500 Services (RPS), 
Retirement Plans

The IRS has now released all of the 2021 benefit limits. Earlier this year, they also released the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) and Health Savings Account (HSA) limits.

Posted on October 26, 2020 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President
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401(k), 
Administration, 
Benefits, 
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Defined Contribution Plan, 
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), 
FSA / HSA / HRA, 
Retirement Plans

On October 2, 2020, citing employers’ and insurers’ need for additional time to provide individuals with the Form 1095-Bs and 1095-Cs, the IRS issued Notice 2020-76 extending the deadline from January 31, 2021 to March 2, 2021 to provide those forms.

Posted on October 2, 2020 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President
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ERISA-ACA Compliance, 
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Like a horror movie scene, just when you thought that the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) was finally funded from the plan years that began before October 1, 2018, it's baaaaaaacccckkkkk. And that means employers have new filings to make and fees to pay.

Posted on May 22, 2020 By Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President
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Administration, 
Blog, 
FSA / HSA / HRA, 
Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA)