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  • Compliance Alert: IRS Increases Health FSA Contribution Limit for 2018

    On October 20, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2017-58, which raises the health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) salary reduction contribution limit by $50 to $2,650 for plan years beginning in 2018. The Revenue Procedure also contains…
  • Compliance Alert: Trump Administration Releases Guidance on ACA's Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

    On October 6th 2017, The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Service (HHS), Treasury, and Labor (the "Departments") released interim final regulations allowing employers and insurance companies to decline to cover contraceptives under their health plans based…
  • Compliance Alert: Trump Administration Releases Executive Order on ACA

    This alert addresses the actions taken by the Trump administration last Thursday. First, the Executive Order calling for the expanded availability of association health plans, short-term insurance plans, and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). It also covers the…
  • 60 Years of Success

    Great Lakes Cheese partners with The Fedeli Group to offer benefits that attract and retain employeesYou may not know Great Lakes Cheese by name, but you’ve likely tasted their products. Great Lakes Cheese, based in Hiram, Ohio, supplies 25 percent of all of the…
  • Final EEOC Employer Program Wellness Rules

    On May 17, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final regulations on employer wellness programs in order to coordinate several federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)…
  • If you have employees in New York, prepare now for New York Paid Family Leave Law

    Effective January 1, 2018, employers that provide the Disability Benefits Law coverage to New York-based employees will also be required to provide Paid Family Leave coverage.
  • Reminder: PCORI Fee Due July 31

    The PCORI Fee for the 2016 plan year is due on July 31, 2017. The fee is filed on IRS Form 720; Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return. The fee may be filed electronically or mailed to the IRS. For fully insured plans, the health insurance issuer will pay the fee. Employers…
  • FMLA "To Do" Checklist - Policies, Procedures, Compliance

    The Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. With the complexity of the administration of FMLA, now is…
  • House Republicans Pass American Health Care Act; Bill Heads to Senate for Further Consideration

    On Thursday, May 4, by a vote of 217 to 213 (with 20 Republicans voting against the bill), the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amended version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which repeals and replaces significant portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).…
  • This Isn’t Only a Test- Annual Exams & More

    Proactive Care – A Key to Living Longer, Healthier and More Lucrative LivesEncouraging your employees to schedule their annual exams is an excellent way for them to develop a relationship with a physician, identify changes and patterns in their body, and be…