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Posts from Our CPI-HR Professionals

Legal Alert: President Trump Issues Executive Order on the Affordable Care Act

January 24, 2017

President Trump moved swiftly after taking office on Friday, issuing an Executive Order intended to minimize the economic and regulatory burdens of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).  The order is somewhat symbolic and has no immediate effect on employers, many … Continue reading

Legal Alert: Congress Passes Law Expanding use of HRAs by Small Employers

December 12, 2016

On December 7, 2016, the Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act (“Cures Act”), an omnibus measure that includes the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act (“Relief Act”), which significantly expands small employers’ options for providing health coverage. The Cures Act passed … Continue reading

Legal Alert: Judge Blocks Overtime Rule Set to Take Effect December 1

November 23, 2016

On Tuesday, November 22 a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) from implementing its new overtime rule scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016.  The rule would have affected approximately 4 million executive, … Continue reading

IRS Provides a 30-Day Extension for Furnishing Forms 1095 and Extends Good Faith Transition Relief

November 21, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Notice 2016-70, which extends the deadline for furnishing Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals from January 31, 2017 to March 2, 2017.  The Notice did not delay the due date for filing the forms … Continue reading

Attract, Retain, and Optimize Employee Performance with HCM Technology.

November 17, 2016

At CPI-HR we work with our clients and HR Directors to reduce workload and provide technological solutions that make day-to-day operations more efficient and effective. CPI-HR payroll offers an HCM tool that does just this. The robust HCM Technology Platform … Continue reading

Legal Alert: Post-Election Returns: What Now for Obamacare?

November 15, 2016

The votes have been counted and Donald Trump is the president-elect and Republicans control Congress.  Among the many questions around the proverbial watercooler is what now for “Obamacare”?  While it is impossible for anyone to predict the future, we undertake … Continue reading

IRS Increases Health FSA Contribution Limit for 2017, Adjusts Other Benefit Limits

November 1, 2016

On October 25, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2016-55, which raised the health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) salary reduction contribution limit to $2,600 for plan years beginning in 2017. The Revenue Procedure also released the cost-of-living (COLA) … Continue reading

IRS Releases Final 2016 Forms 1094 and 1095

October 25, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released the final forms and instructions for Forms 1094 and 1095 for 2016 reporting. Employers are required to report in early 2017 for calendar year 2016. Who is Required to Report Applicable large employers (ALEs)—generally … Continue reading


September 28, 2016

The newest scam involving a fraudulent email notice from the Internal Revenue (IRS) may have your employees coming to you asking about their insurance coverage for 2014. The Internal Revenue Service late last week issued an alert to tax payers … Continue reading

Legal Alert: Transitional Reinsurance Fee Due Nov. 15, 2016

September 21, 2016

Employers with self-insured major medical plans are reminded to report their membership count to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) via the pay.gov website by November 15, 2016, as part of the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) transitional … Continue reading

Spending Varies Wildly Among Healthcare Consumers

September 15, 2016

We all know that high claimants drive healthcare costs, but a recent study of claims data by Kaiser Family Foundation (kff.org) documents some amazing statistics based on a comprehensive set of claims from 2013 (the most recent year for which … Continue reading

The Cost of Sedentary Lifestyles

August 11, 2016

“AMERICANS BLOW $27.8 BILLION A YEAR BY BEING LAZY” – I stumbled across that headline this week and it really grabbed my attention!  I’ve always thought that it’s better to be active than not.  I’ve been “tracking steps” with my … Continue reading

Legal Alert: DOL Suggests Changes to Annual Reporting for ERISA

July 28, 2016

The U.S. DOL recently proposed revisions to Form 5500, the related schedules, and the rules that govern the forms. In general, these changes would first apply for the 2019 plan year, although certain changes may be implemented earlier. These proposed … Continue reading

3 Takeaways When Considering Wellness in the Workplace

July 22, 2016

Recently, people’s overall health, wellness and nutrition are trending topics in the workplace. There seems to be pressure lately on companies creating a “healthy” environment for their employees. It is no secret that healthier and happier employees produce higher levels … Continue reading

Legal Alert: Final Rule on ACA Nondiscrimination Provisions (Section 1557)

In May, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of, among other grounds, sex (including gender identity) in certain health … Continue reading