Author Archives: Benefits Administration, CPI-HR

Legal Alert: White House Extends Transition Relief for Non-Compliant Plans through 2018

On February 23, 2017, the White House announced a one-year extension to the transition policy (originally announced November 14, 2013 and extended several times since) for individual and small group health plans that allows issuers to continue policies that do … Continue reading

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Legal Alert: IRS to Continue Accepting Tax Returns without Indication of Health Insurance

The IRS has announced that it will continue to process tax filings of individuals whose returns do not indicate whether they have maintained health insurance as required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The announcement is in direct response to the … Continue reading

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

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

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Spending Varies Wildly Among Healthcare Consumers

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

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DOL’s Final Fiduciary Rules for Investment Advisors Apply to HSAs

On April 8, 2016, the DOL finalized its fiduciary regulations which, among other things, expand the definition of who is an ERISA fiduciary to those providing “investment advice” with respect to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). As a result, the new … Continue reading

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Top 10 Takeaways – HR Laws to be Watching in 2016

On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, talks by Seth Briskin from Meyers Roman and Meredith Korner with CPI-HR provided insights into a broad stretch of legal and regulatory developments that are happening in 2016. As always, mid-market employers, really ALL employers, … Continue reading

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IRS Guidance on Applying Retroactive Increase in Excludable Transit Benefits for 2015

The IRS has issued guidance clarifying how the retroactive increase in excludable transit benefits applies for 2015, and providing a special administrative procedure for employers to use in filing IRS Form 941, Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return, for the fourth … Continue reading

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E-Verify Program Extended to September 30, 2016

Employers Still Required to Complete Form I-9 Recent legislation (§ 572) extends the federal E-Verify program to September 30, 2016. The E-Verify program will require further authorization from the federal government in order to continue beyond the date set forth … Continue reading

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Work Opportunity Tax Credit Extended Through 2019

Recent legislation (§ 142) has retroactively extended the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to apply to individuals who belong to certain targeted groups and begin work for their employers from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2019. The law also … Continue reading

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Senate Approves Bill Delaying Cadillac Tax

On Friday, December 18, the Senate voted to approve the Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015, which delays for two years the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage (the “Cadillac tax”).  The … Continue reading

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Secrets to Growth by #Crains52 Winners #HCM #HR

Do you ever wonder what makes one company grow when others in the same line of business languish? What are some of the secrets to solving for growth in a competitive market? I recently attended the Crain’s Cleveland #Crains52 celebration … Continue reading

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What do I need to know about PEO’s?

As the complexities of administrative tasks and compliance requirements continue to frustrate employers, more and more employers have begun to ask CPI-HR about PEO’s and whether or not a PEO can provide the relief that they desire… and if so, … Continue reading

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Enrollment Counts Due Nov. 16, 2015 for Transitional Reinsurance Fee

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 16, 2015, as part of the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) transitional … Continue reading

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Draft ACA Reporting Instructions Require Reporting by Employers with HRAs in 2015

The IRS has released draft 2015 instructions for the B-Series and C-Series reporting forms (Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C) that will be used by employers and coverage providers to report certain information regarding employment and health coverage status to … Continue reading

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Sponsors, Insurers, Administrators Cannot Assume Information Provided

A recent ruling of a Federal Appeals Court (the 3rd Circuit) arising out of a case in New Jersey should serve as an important reminder to plan sponsors, insurers and third-party administrators that they cannot assume that information has been … Continue reading

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