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A Few Considerations During Form 5500 Season

“Both the IRS and DOL comment that improperly completed Form 5500s will increase the probability that they may take a closer look at plan matters. This article includes a short list of considerations and questions aimed at helping plan sponsor employers avoid government investigation otherwise prompted by a ‘wrong’ answer […]

By | May 14th, 2017|

Why COBRA Might Be Making a Comeback

“We’re facing a landscape where the complexity of COBRA remains a part of every employer’s benefits program while the ACA gets a makeover from the Republican White House…. Most likely, it just means that the majority of employers will continue to outsource COBRA administration. It also could mean eligible employees […]

By | April 20th, 2017|

IRS Clarifies the Rules for Disposal of Cafeteria Plan Forfeitures

The IRS has issued guidance on the rules for disposing of unused funds in a cafeteria plan where the plan’s sponsor discontinues its business operations. In Information Letter 2016-0077, the IRS responds to a taxpayer’s inquiry by confirming that the unused funds will not revert to the U.S. Treasury but […]

By | April 14th, 2017|

Massive Medicare Fraud by UnitedHealth Uncovered

“The Justice Department has joined a California whistleblower’s lawsuit that accuses insurance giant UnitedHealth Group of fraud in its popular Medicare Advantage health plans …. The whistleblower has accused the insurer of ‘gaming’ the Medicare Advantage payment system by ‘making patients look sicker than they are’ said his attorney … […]

By | April 2nd, 2017|

IRS Revises Enforcement Policy on ACA Individual Mandate Compliance

The IRS has announced that it will not reject 2016 tax returns that do not provide information on whether the individual taxpayer and his family members had qualifying health coverage for 2016. The IRS uses this information to enforce compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA’s”) individual mandate provisions. This […]

By | March 23rd, 2017|

Opioid Addiction: Implications for Employers

“Employers can contribute toward curbing the opioid addiction epidemic in a number of ways and should play an instrumental role in facilitating increased awareness of and access to needed programming…. This article will explore the size and prevalence of the opioid epidemic, reflect on its implications for employers — including […]

By | March 16th, 2017|
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