Monthly Archives: December 2016

Compliance Alert: New ADA Model Notice for Employer Wellness Plans

December 15th, 2016

On May 17, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final wellness plan regulations informing employers how their wellness programs can comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Employers who are subject to the ADA and offer wellness programs that collect employee health information are required...

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IRS Ruling Overturned; Small Employers Can Now Offer Stand-Alone HRAs 

December 13th, 2016

Dec. 13, 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act. This legislation re-establishes a health reimbursement arrangement for small Employers called the Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement. With the passing of this act, many small employers and their employees can now celebrate over the previous IRS ruling preventing stand-alone HRA plans. Starting January 1,...

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Inadequate plan summaries leave companies vulnerable

December 1st, 2016

DOL audits are on the rise: Are you in compliance? Employers who sponsor group health plans should be aware of the various reporting and disclosure requirements under the Employee Retirement Security Act (ERISA).  ERISA, which was enacted in 1974, is not a new law, but employers are often unaware of the documents that they need...

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