Federal Court Blocks ACA Section 1557 Non-Discrimination Rules

16 Feb

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on December 31, 2016, temporarily blocking enforcement of part of the Section 1557 nondiscrimination rules under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The court’s injunction specifically … Read More »

Email Scam Requesting Employee W-2 Forms

13 Feb

The IRS continues to warn of email phishing scams targeting employees’ personal information from W-2 forms. The email, most often directed to Human Resource professionals or C-suite members of corporations across the country, appears to be sent from the IRS … Read More »

Trump Signs Executive Order on the ACA

24 Jan

On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump signed an executive order addressing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), his first act as president. The order states that it is intended to “minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens” of the ACA until … Read More »

Extended Deadline for Form 1095

19 Dec

The IRS provided a 30 day extension for 2016 Form 1095 deadline allowing employers until March 2nd to provide forms to employees. On November 18, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2016-70 to: Extend the due date for … Read More »

Liberty Mutual to Acquire Ironshore

6 Dec

On December 5, 2016, Liberty Mutual announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of Ironshore Inc. stock from Fosun International Ltd. for approximately $3 billion. Pending regulatory approvals, the transaction is anticipated to close sometime … Read More »

DOL Overtime Change is a No-Go

2 Dec

Yesterday was slated to be the day the new overtime rule change would take effect, increasing the minimum salary level for exempt employees from $455 per week to $913 per week, along with triennial adjustments. On November 22, a federal … Read More »

Extended Deadline for Form 1095

23 Nov

Last week the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2016-70 to extend the due date for furnishing Forms 1095-B (Health Coverage) and 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage) by 30 days, January 31, 2017, to March 2, 2017. Filers … Read More »

Florida Companies’ Workers’ Comp Bills Are Going Up

9 Nov

What: Florida legislators recently approved a 14.5% rate increase on all new and renewal workers’ compensation policies. This is less than the 19.6% rate increase originally requested by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). When: The higher rates are … Read More »