Federal Judge Rules Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional; Law Stands Awaiting Likely Appeal

Federal Judge Rules Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional; Law Stands Awaiting Likely Appeal

Last week, Judge Reed C. O’Connor ruled in favor of a lawsuit that argued the entirety of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional without the individual mandate. The individual mandate ...

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The IRS Extends the Deadline for Furnishing Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to Individuals

The IRS has extended the deadline for furnishing Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals from January 31, 2019 to March 4, 2019. Notice 2018-94 DOES NOT extend the deadlines for filing the 2018 Forms ...

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IRS Announces 2019 Healthcare Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) Contribution Limit

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that the 2019 limit on employee pre-tax FSA healthcare contributions will rise to $2,700, up from $2,650 in 2018. Revenue Procedure Bulletin 2018-57 ...

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The IRS Releases Final 1094-C/1095-C Forms and Instructions for 2018 Tax Year

The IRS Releases Final 1094-C/1095-C Forms and Instructions for 2018 Tax Year

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released the 1094-C/1095-C forms and instructions to be used by Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) for the 2018 tax year reporting required by the ...

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IRS Announces Updates to 2019 Retirement Plan Limits

IRS Announces Updates to 2019 Retirement Plan Limits

Each year the IRS provides cost-of-living adjustments to benefit plan limits to assist sponsors in administering their plans. On November 1, the IRS released Notice 2018-83, which provided 2019 ...

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Cautions and Benefits of an HDHP/HSA for Your Organization

Cautions and Benefits of an HDHP/HSA for Your Organization

As the price of health care continues to increase faster than the rate of inflation, both monthly premiums and average deductibles are also increasing. Many employers have turned to high deductible ...

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SOA Releases Mortality Improvement Scale MP-2018

SOA Releases Mortality Improvement Scale MP-2018

When the Society of Actuaries (SOA) released the RP-2014 mortality table in 2014, they included mortality improvement scale MP-2014. The purpose of this scale is to reflect mortality improvement ...

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