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  • Health Care Reform in Massachusetts

    Individual Responsibility Under state health care reform enacted in 2006, all Massachusetts residents must have health coverage that is considered “creditable”. As proof of coverage, …

  • Form 1095 Extension Announced

    The IRS announced an automatic 30-day extension for employers to provide 2017 Forms 1095-C to employees. The extension also applies to carriers issuing Forms 1095-B to …

  • ACA Reporting Updates

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate for employers to offer affordable medical coverage to full-time employees was subject to several repeal efforts this year. Since …

  • IRS Confirms ACA Mandate Penalties in Effect

    Under ACA mandates, there are IRS penalties on individuals who do not have health coverage and on large employers who do not offer health coverage …

  • IRS Reaching Out to Form 1095 Non-Filers

    The IRS is preparing to assess penalties to employers that may have been subject to Form 1095 reporting in 2015, but failed to file forms …

  • Health Plan Audit Danger?

    The DOL continues to audit employer health plans for compliance with ERISA.  Be prepared prior to contact from the DOL by making sure your plan …

  • DOL Finalizes Changes to FLSA

    The Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has published a Final Rule amending the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Final Rule …

  • Employer-Provided Leave and the ADA

    How long does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) require an employer to continue employing a disabled employee who is on leave? This question comes …

  • ACA Reporting Updates

    Keller was happy to report last week that the deadline for large employers to distribute the 2015 Forms 1095-C to employees is now March 31, …

  • IRS 2016 Plan Limits Released

    The IRS has released 2016 annual limits for employee benefit plans, including the following: The maximum retirement plan annual elective deferral remains unchanged at $18,000, …

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