December 2010 - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

IRS delays enforcement of discrimination rules for non-grandfathered, fully insured plans

Today, the IRS issued Notice 2011-1 addressing the timing of the application of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions prohibiting insured group health plans from discriminating in favor of highly compensated individuals. It states that the Treasury Department and the IRS, as well as the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services, […]


Congress Extends Transit Benefit (again)

Without this extension, the maximum 2011 transit benefit would have been capped at $120/month. Now, it can be as high as $230/month. Parking benefits have remained at $230/month and were not set to expire when the Bush-era tax-cuts were due to sunset this December 31st. For additional details about the other aspects of the bill, […]