dol Archives - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | 2020 Compliance Mid-Year Roundup

Please join us for this HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as Patrick Haynes, AssuredPartners’ General Counsel and SVP of Compliance, covers the following compliance topics through 2020 thus far: IRS Notices 2020-29, 2020-33 Changes to Cafeteria Plans, HCFSAs, HSAs, DCAPs, and more COVID-19 Relief and Changes Other DOL, IRS, and HHS Guidance, including […]

Read More...

AssuredPartners Town Hall Webinar | State Reopening Orders & Employee Return to Work Measures

AssuredPartners is pleased to continue our Town Hall meeting series this week with a focus on State Reopening Orders and Employee Return to Work Measures. Based on significant demand from our customers, we will cover the following topics for discussion with our presenters: Recent DOL and IRS Changes for COBRA, Special Enrollments, and Claims Deadlines State […]

Read More...

DOL Issues COVID-19 Relief and Guidance for Employee Benefit Plans

The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) issued deadline relief and other guidance under Title I of ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) to help employee benefit plans, plan participants and beneficiaries, employers and other plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, and other service providers impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. […]

Read More...

CARES ACT – COVID-19 FAQs – Cost Sharing for COVID-19 Testing

On April 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Treasury (together, the departments) issued FAQ guidance regarding implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), and other health coverage issues related to […]

Read More...

IRS HDHP-HSA Plans May Cover Coronavirus Costs as Preventive Care

Today, in IRS Notice 2020-15, the Internal Revenue Service advised that HDHPs (High-Deductible Health Plans) can pay for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)-related testing and treatment, without jeopardizing their status. This also means that an individual with an HDHP that covers these costs may continue to contribute to a health savings account (HSA).   In Notice […]

Read More...

DOL Increases Civil Penalty Amounts for 2020

On January 15, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its 2020 inflation-adjusted civil monetary penalties that may be assessed on employers for violations of a wide range of federal laws, including: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); and The Occupational Safety and […]

Read More...

2019 4th Quarter Compliance Update

Topics include: IRS Offers Another Extension for 1094s and 1095s 2019 ACA Forms & Instructions Change in Benefits? A New SBC Template Will be Required for 2021 Are You an ALE for 2020? DOL Issues Model Health Care Transparency Disclosure Documents 2019 Year-End Round Up: ACA Changes – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly […]

Read More...

HRCI & SHRM Pre-Approved Webinar | Department of Labor Audits: How to Prepare and What to Expect – Your Survival Guide

The DOL (U.S. Department of Labor) audits of welfare benefit plans are happening with greater frequency for companies of all sizes. Are you ready to spend months preparing to comply with and survive the audit? Did you know the following can be the basis for a DOL Audit: Complaints by welfare benefit plan participants to […]

Read More...

DOL – New Electronic Disclosure Guidance for Pension Plans under ERISA

The DOL (US Department of Labor) is proposing in this document a new, additional safe harbor for the use of electronic media by Retirement plans to furnish information to participants and beneficiaries of plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).  The proposal, if adopted, would allow plan administrators who satisfy […]

Read More...