Compliance Education Center


Our Compliance Education Center takes the communication of compliance materials to the next level. Our on-staff Benefits Counsel actively monitors the progress of health care reform and legislative news to provide insightful bulletins to help simplify complex issues. This unique resource acts as a hub for all compliance information and bulletins as well as including brief videos that summarize each topic. The Compliance Education Center is automatically updated with the health care industry’s latest news, alerts, and important information.

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11/21/17

Guidance Issued on QSEHRAs

   

11/08/17

IRS FAQs on 2015 Employer Penalty Payments

   

10/31/17

New York Stop-Loss Legislation Passed

   

10/23/17

2018 Cost of Living Adjustments

   

10/18/17

New Exemptions Affect Contraceptive Services

   

10/13/17

Trump Halts Cost-Sharing Reductions

   

10/13/17

New Executive Order and Insight on the Employer Mandate

   

09/26/17

Medicare Part D Notification Requirements: Creditable Coverage Reminder

   

09/15/17

Cybersecurity Requirements for NY Licensed Agents - Deadline for Exemption

   

09/12/17

New York Paid Family Leave - Tax Guidance Issued

   

08/23/17

DOL Sues Health Plan Alleging SPD and Wellness Program Failures

   

08/22/17

Update: Employer Penalty and 1094-C/1095-C Reporting

   

08/01/17

California Limits Surprise Medical Bills

   

07/24/17

Compliance Podcast: Current Status of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

   

07/21/17

New York Paid Family Leave: Final Regulations

   

07/07/17

Mental Health Parity: FAQ 38

   

06/29/17

Republicans Delay a Vote on BCRA

   

06/26/17

Senate Releases Draft Reform Legislation

   

06/15/17

San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance

   

06/12/17

New Fiduciary Rules Impact Some HSAs

   

06/07/17

New York Paid Family Leave: Employee Contribution Set!

   

06/07/17

New York Paid Family Leave

   

06/06/17

Potential HIPAA Privacy Concerns for Employers Offering Mobile Apps

   

05/26/17

PCOR Fee Filing Reminder for Self-Insured Plans

   

05/19/17

Recent Developments Regarding the Employer Mandate

   

05/18/17

Podcast: Employer Responsibility Reporting Update: Forms 1094 & 1095

   

05/12/17

2018 Inflation Adjusted Amounts for HSAs

   

05/05/17

House Passes Bill to Repeal Obamacare

   

03/30/17

GOP Pulls AHCA Before Vote

   

03/16/17

Compliance Podcast: ACA Repeal & Replace Legislation

   

03/09/17

House Republicans Unveil ACA Repeal and Replace Legislation

   

02/15/17

Compliance Podcast: The Benefits of FSA's, HRA's, and HSA's

   

02/14/17

Medicare Part D: CMS Notification Reminder

   

02/01/17

DOL Penalties Increase for 2017

   

01/25/17

Trump's First Executive Order Addresses the ACA

   

01/19/17

Compliance Podcast – HRA Reimbursement for Small Employers

   

01/19/17

Departments Issue 35th FAQ

   

01/17/17

Update on the Status of the ACA

   

01/09/17

Relief for Small Employers with HRAs

   

12/15/16

Compliance Podcast: 1095/1094 Reminder & Changes for 2016 Filing

   

12/13/16

Beware of Phishing Email Disguised as HIPAA Privacy Audit Letter

   

11/22/16

Adjusted PCOR Fee for Fifth Filing Year Released

   

11/21/16

Extension of Deadline for 2016 Forms 1095-C Issued

   

11/15/16

Compliance Podcast: President-Elect Trump & the Future of the ACA

   

11/10/16

Election Results and the ACA: Preliminary Thoughts

   

11/07/16

Updates Regarding the NJ Small Employer Health Benefits Program

   

11/02/16

Relief Extended for Premium Reimbursement Programs for Student Employees

   

11/01/16

2017 Cost of Living Adjustments

   

10/25/16

Final 2016 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C Available

   

10/15/16

Compliance Podcast: Health Care Reform in the 2016 Election

   

10/14/16

2016 Transitional Reinsurance Fee Form Now Available

   

09/21/16

HHS Penalties Increase

   

09/15/16

Compliance Podcast: Medicare

   

09/15/16

Medicare Part D: Reminder to Distribute Creditable Coverage Notice

   

09/14/16

Opt-Out Bonuses May Affect Affordability

   

08/15/16

Compliance Podcast: Subsidies in the Federal Marketplace

   

08/01/16

ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Provisions Affect Group Health Plans

   

07/27/16

Form 5500 Proposed Changes

   

07/25/16

DOL Penalties Increase

   

07/12/16

FAQ Suggests Employers Include Marketplace Options with COBRA Notices

   

07/06/16

EEOC Issues Model Notice for Wellness Programs

   

07/01/16

ACA Information Returns May Continue to Be Filed After June 30, 2016

   

06/17/16

Mental Health Parity Non-Compliance Triggers

   

06/16/16

Notice of Subsidies in the Federal Marketplace

   

06/15/16

Final Regulations Shed Light on Wellness Programs

   

06/15/16

Form 5500 Filing Reminder

   

06/14/16

PCOR Fee Filing Reminder for Self-Insured Plans

   

06/06/16

Checking Your Employee Handbook for Benefit Provisions

   

06/03/16

Departments Issue 31st Set of FAQs

   

05/06/16

Final SBC Template and Related Materials Issued

   

05/05/16

2017 Inflation Adjusted Amounts for HSAs

   

04/21/16

Sick Pay Laws to Date

   

04/18/16

New York Paid Family Leave and Minimum Wage Increase

   

04/18/16

HIPAA Audits to Increase in 2016

   

04/08/16

New York Small Group Market Update

   

03/21/16

New SBC Template Implementation Announced

   

03/16/16

New York City Transit Benefit Mandate

   

03/15/16

Form 1095-C Notification Reminder and Frequently Asked Questions

   

03/10/16

Supreme Court Finds State Reporting Law Is Preempted by ERISA

   

03/09/16

California Insurance Legislation

   

03/08/16

HHS Finalizes Health Plan Out-of-Pocket Limits for 2017

   

02/25/16

Medicare Part D: Reminder to Notify CMS

   

02/08/16

2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines

   

01/25/16

New Guidance Addresses Account-Based Plans

   

01/22/16

New Qualified Transit and Parking Guidance

   

01/13/16

Congress Enacts 2-Year Delay of Cadillac Tax

   

01/12/16

New Guidance Tackles Various Employer Mandate Issues

   

01/12/16

New Guidance Addresses Affordability and the Employer Penalty

   

12/29/15

Extension of Deadlines for Forms 1095-C and 1094-C

   

12/18/15

Regulations Address Mandated Benefits

   

12/17/15

House Proposes Two-Year DELAY of the Cadillac Plan Tax

   

12/15/15

The Departments Issue 29th Set of ACA FAQs

   

11/09/15

2016 New Plan Design Requirements Checklist

   

11/03/15

ACA Automatic Enrollment Provision Repealed

   

10/27/15

2016 Cost of Living Adjustments

   

10/16/15

2015 Transitional Reinsurance Fee

   

10/16/15

Employer Reporting: Aggregated ALE Group and Form 1094-C

   

10/15/15

Employer Reporting: Final 2015 Instructions and Forms Issued

   

10/13/15

Adjusted PCOR Fee for Fourth Filing Year Released

   

10/08/15

The PACE Act Halts Small Group Expansion

   

10/01/15

Employees on Leave May be Full-time Employees for Employer Penalty Purposes

   

09/18/15

Medicare Part D: Reminder to Distribute Creditable Coverage Notice

   

08/28/15

Final Rules Clarify Required Coverage of Preventive Items and Services

   

08/28/15

Final Rules Address the Contraceptives Mandate

   

08/25/15

Draft 2015 Form 1095-C and Instructions

   

08/25/15

New Law Clarifies Employer Mandate and HSA Eligibility for Veterans

   

08/24/15

Additional Guidance Issued on the Cadillac Plan Tax

   

07/31/15

Reduction in Hours Subject to Lawsuit in New York

   

07/31/15

Interim Guidance Addresses Expatriate Health Coverage

   

07/28/15

Changing Policy Year to Delay Compliance

   

07/15/15

Is Your Company Ready for the New Reporting Requirements?

   

07/02/15

Final SBC Rules Issued

   

07/01/15

Supreme Court Ends State Bans on Same-Sex Marriage

   

07/01/15

2015 Midyear Compliance Compilation

   

06/26/15

IRS Releases Draft 2015 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C

   

06/25/15

Supreme Court Upholds Subsidies

   

06/15/15

Form 5500 Filing Reminder

   

06/11/15

PCOR Fee Filing Reminder for Self-Insured Plans

   

06/09/15

Guidance Issued on Coverage for Preventive Items and Services

   

06/09/15

Protections for LGBT Workers

   

06/01/15

FAQs Further Clarify New Embedded Out-of-Pocket Requirement

   

05/19/15

Cadillac Tax: Preliminary Guidance: Part II

   

05/08/15

2016 HSA Limits

   

04/29/15

Reinsurance Fee Overpayment Refund Request Deadline is April 30

   

04/23/15

Employer Reporting Guide for Large Employers

   

04/16/15

Cadillac Tax: Preliminary Guidance, Part 1

   

04/09/15

2016 Cost-Sharing Limits, Reinsurance Fee, and Other Changes Related to the Exchange

   

03/25/15

Should Plan Years be Changed to Delay Compliance with ACA Provisions?

   

03/19/15

Guidance Issued Regarding Supplemental Excepted Benefits

   

03/19/15

Relief for Small Employers Reimbursing Individual Policies

   

03/12/15

CMS Announces Special Enrollment Period in Federal Exchanges

   

03/11/15

Final FMLA Rules Regarding Same-Sex Spouses

   

03/10/15

Anthem Cyber Attack Frequently Asked Questions

   

02/19/15

Final Forms Released for Individual and Employer Mandate Reporting

   

02/18/15

Medicare Part D: Reminder to Notify CMS

   

02/03/15

2015 Federal Poverty Line Amounts Issued

   

01/29/15

Retroactive 2014 Qualified Transit/Vanpooling Exclusion Adjustment

   

01/23/15

Proposed Regulations on Summary of Benefits and Coverage

   

01/09/15

Proposed Rules Issued Regarding Wraparound Coverage

   

01/09/15

ACA Impact on Expatriate Plans Eased

   

01/01/15

2014 Compliance Compilation

   

12/05/14

Employer Penalty: What is your Effective Date?

   

11/21/14

Self-Insured Plans: Low Attachment Points May be Prohibited

   

11/21/14

Guidance Issued: Employer Reimbursement of Individual Policies

   

11/17/14

Extension of Deadline for Reinsurance Fee

   

11/11/14

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to ACA Subsidies

   

11/07/14

IRS Derails Use of MV Plans Without Hospitalization

   

11/07/14

2015 Cost of Living Adjustments

   

11/03/14

HPID Requirements Delayed

   

10/27/14

FAQ Issued on ACA: Annual Limits and Referenced-Based Pricing

   

10/15/14

Final Rules Released on Excepted Benefits

   

10/09/14

HPID Reference Guide and FAQs

   

10/08/14

IRS Coordinates Cafeteria Plan Rules with the ACA

   

10/03/14

California Creates New Paid Sick Leave Law

   

09/24/14

Health Reform: Research Fee Adjusted

   

09/19/14

Medicare Part D: Reminder to Distribute Creditable Coverage Notice

   

08/26/14

Treatment of Interns for Employer Penalty Purposes

   

08/25/14

Certain Affordable Care Act Provisions Will No Longer Apply to U.S. Territories

   

08/22/14

Affordable Care Act Checklist for 2015/2016

   

08/11/14

Informal IRS Comments Help Clarify the Employer Penalty

   

08/07/14

Draft Forms Issued on New Employer Reporting Requirements in 2016

   

07/23/14

Another Blow to the ACA: Conflicting Rulings Issued on Subsidies

   

07/16/14

Waiting Period Final Regulations: Confirm Bona Fide Orientation Period

   

07/07/14

FMLA Proposed Rules: To Recognize Same Sex Regardless of Residency

   

07/01/14

Supreme Court Decision on Contraceptive Mandate

   

06/30/14

U.S. Supreme Court Contraceptive Ruling

   

06/23/14

Reminder: Form 5500 Filing

   

06/17/14

Medicare Secondary Payer Rules After Windsor

   

06/02/14

Employer Payment Plans: IRS Tax Consequences

   

05/29/14

Special Enrollment Opportunity in the Federal Marketplace for COBRA Beneficiaries

   

05/27/14

Guidance Issued: Correction Procedures for Improper Health FSA Payments

   

05/22/14

New Health Plan Identifier and Certification Requirements for Self-Insured Health Plans

   

05/16/14

Comparative Effectiveness Fee Reminder

   

05/12/14

Nineteenth Set of FAQs on the ACA Issued

   

04/24/14

Health Reform: 2015 Inflation Adjusted Amounts for HSAs

   

04/11/14

Informal Guidance Clarifies Rules

   

04/07/14

Health Reform: Additional Post-Windsor Guidance

   

04/07/14

Health Reform: Limited Extension to Sign Up for Exchange Coverage

   

04/07/14

Health Reform: Law Repeals Deductible Limits for Small Group Plans

   

03/28/14

Final 2015 Cost-Sharing Limits and Changes Related to the Exchange

   

03/21/14

Final Regulations Issued: New Employer Reporting Requirements in 2016

   

03/11/14

Health Reform: Regulations Issued on Waiting Period

   

03/07/14

Health Reform: Extended Transition Relief

   

03/04/14

Employer Penalty Final Regulations

   

02/26/14

Health Reform: Final Regulations on Employer Penalty Provide Transition Relief

   

02/11/14

Health Reform: Final Regulations Issued on Employer Penalty

   

02/03/14

Health Reform: 2014 Federal Poverty Line Amounts Issued

   

01/24/14

Health Reform: Excepted Benefits

   

01/16/14

Self-Insured Plans: New Rules Regarding How Claim Payments Are Transmitted

   

01/15/14

Health Reform: Final Rule Issued Regarding Health Insurance Provider Fee

   

01/15/14

Guidance for Changes in 2015

   

01/09/14

Health Reform: Limited Exemption from Individual Mandate

   

01/09/14

Same-Sex Guidance Issued