Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Arrival of Final ADAAA Regulations

April 1st, 2011

Published April 2011 HRAnswerlink April 4, 2011 On March 24, 2011, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published its final regulations concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) that established a broad definition of “disability.” The EEOC also provided new interpretive guidance to address concerns posed when the Act which was passed...

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IRS Issues Interim Guidance on Informational Reporting of Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage; Reporting is Voluntary for All Employers for 2011 and Small Employers for 2012

April 1st, 2011

Published April 2011 WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today issued interim guidance to employers on informational reporting on each employee’s annual Form W-2 of the cost of the health insurance coverage they sponsor for employees. The IRS is also requesting comments on this interim guidance. The IRS emphasized that this new reporting to employees is...

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Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Question and Answer

April 1st, 2011

Published April 2011 Are there any exceptions from any health and welfare benefits being considered as an ERISA benefit? Yes. There is a safe harbor under DOL Reg. § 2510.3-1(j) for certain voluntary employee-pay-all” benefits. To qualify for this exemption from ERISA, an employer allows an insurance company to sell voluntary policies to interested employees...

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