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IRS Announces 2021 Employer Mandate Penalties

IRS Announces 2021 Employer Mandate Penalties The IRS has just announced new 2021 employer mandate penalty amounts for employers that fail to offer group health coverage that satisfies the requirement of the ACA’s employer mandate.

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Communicating Benefits During the Era of COVID-19

We’re always looking for ways to make open enrollment fresh and interesting. This year, we have an extraordinary opportunity and a new challenge thanks to the pandemic. Let’s take this chance to ease employee stress

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COVID-inspired Rules Allow Cafeteria Plan Changes and Elections

Over the past few months, the IRS and DOL have been churning out regulations intended to address a variety of benefits-related problems arising out of the coronavirus crisis. Some of the most helpful changes are

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IRS Says Play or Pay Penalties Have No Statute of Limitations

In an unexpected announcement, the IRS recently stated that there is no statute of limitations for penalties assessed against employers that fail to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. It’s a slightly ominous

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COVID-19 Situation May Create Qualified Status Changes

Wondering whether you can allow employees to make mid-year benefits election changes based on the COVID-19 situation? The answer is yes – and no. Dependent Care FSA Changes We’ve heard from clients whose employees want

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Coronavirus Legislation Creates New Family Paid Leave Requirements

Legislation signed into law earlier this week has created two new federal paid leave requirements for employees who miss work due to a variety of coronavirus-related situations. Effective starting April 1, 2020, the new requirements

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