Archive for the “News Updates” Category
January 1, 2019
The new HSA limits become effective.
2019 Plan Years
The HDHP cost-sharing limits for 2019 apply for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2019.
On May 10, 2018, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2018-30 to announce the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and …
October 1, 2019
Certain non-ACA compliant plans may continue to be renewed for policy years beginning on or before Oct. 1, 2019.
December 31, 2019
All noncompliant plans renewed under this extended transition policy cannot extend past Dec. 31, 2019.
On April 9, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services …
January 22, 2018
President Trump enacted a continuing resolution affecting three ACA taxes and fees.
January 1, 2022
The effective date of the Cadillac tax was delayed until the 2022 tax year.
On Jan. 22, 2018, President Donald Trump signed into law a short-term continuing spending resolution to end the …
January 2, 2018
The increased penalty amounts became effective.
On Jan. 2, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule that increases the civil penalty amounts that may be imposed on employers under various federal laws. The final rule increases the civil penalty amounts associated with:
Failing to …
January 1, 2017
EEOC’s final wellness rules under ADA and GINA became effective.
January 1, 2019
District court’s ruling to vacate incentive limits under the EEOC’s final wellness rules takes effect.
On Dec. 20, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated key provisions of the Equal Employment Opportunity …
January 1, 2018
Most of the Act’s tax reform provisions became effective.
On Dec. 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Act). The Act makes significant changes to the federal Internal Revenue Code (Code), including changes that impact employee benefits. Effective for 2018:
March 2, 2018
Deadline for furnishing 2017 Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals
February 28, 2018
Deadline for 2017 filing with the IRS in paper form
April 2, 2018
Deadline for 2017 filing with the IRS electronically
On Dec. 22, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2018-06 to:
December 22, 2017
The tax reform bill was signed into law by President Donald Trump.
2019 Tax Year
Individual mandate penalties will be reduced to zero.
On Dec. 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the tax reform bill, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, after it passed …
On Nov. 16, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a tax reform bill, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Then, on Dec. 2, the U.S. Senate passed its own tax reform bill, also called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. These tax reform bills differ in some ways, and will need to be …
CVS Health to Acquire Aetna; Combination to Provide Consumers with a Better Experience, Reduced Costs and Improved Access to Health Care Experts in Homes and Communities Across the Country
The following is an Aetna official press release published on December 3, 2017 at www.aetna.com. All rights reserved to Aetna Inc.
WOONSOCKET, RI and HARTFORD, CT – CVS Health …