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Pre-Thanksgiving ACA Reporting Relief That’s No Turkey

Just three weeks ago, we wrote that employers likely would not receive certain Affordable Care Act reporting relief to which they’ve become accustomed. But in a welcome turn of events, the IRS just released proposed regulations that make permanent a 30-day automatic extension for furnishing Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals.  Such forms will now...
November 24, 2021

It’s Time to Dust Off Your ERISA Fiduciary Liability Insurance Policy

With the end-of-the-year hustle already around the corner, now is a great time to dust off your company’s ERISA fiduciary liability policy to ensure your plan fiduciaries have robust, comprehensive coverage.  Fiduciary liability policies provide coverage for claims related to the administration and operation of retirement and health and welfare plans.  Unlike D&O coverage, fiduciary...
September 6, 2021

Illinois Expands its Secure Choice Mandatory Retirement Savings Program

Employers in Illinois with at least 5 employees must soon comply with the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act (Secure Choice) or offer employees an employer-sponsored retirement plan. Background Secure Choice requires employers to automatically withhold five percent of an employee’s compensation (up to the annual maximum allowed for IRA contributions each year as provided...… Continue Reading
August 5, 2021

LGBTQ+ Protections Under the ACA are in Effect …Again!

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Monday it now interprets—and will enforce—Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, effective immediately. Section 1557 generally prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in any health program or activity...… Continue Reading
May 12, 2021

American Rescue Plan Act Extensions, Changes to Select Tax Credit, Compensation Deduction Provisions

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 expands upon some popular tax credit provisions and makes other changes to a key tax provision regarding compensation deduction limitations. These changes are summarized below.   More…… Continue Reading
March 15, 2021

American Rescue Plan Act Extensions, Changes to Select Tax Credit, Compensation Deduction Provisions

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 expands upon some popular tax credit provisions and makes other changes to a key tax provision regarding compensation deduction limitations. These changes are summarized below.   More Continue Reading…
March 15, 2021