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IRS Extends Deadline for Employers to Furnish Forms 1095-C and 1095-B | Ohio Benefit Advisors

On November 18, 2016, the IRS released Notice 2016-70 to extend the due date for employers to furnish Form 1095-C or 1095-B under the Affordable Care Act’s employer reporting requirement. Employers will have an extra 30 days to prepare and distribute the 2016 form to individuals. The due dates for filing forms with the IRS … Continued

2016 Election Results: The Potential Impact on Health and Welfare Benefits | Ohio Benefit Advisors

Following the November 2016 election, Donald Trump (R) will be sworn in as the next President of the United States on January 20, 2017. The Republicans will also have the majority in the Senate (51 Republican, 47 Democrat) and in the House of Representatives (238 Republicans, 191 Democrat). As a result, the political atmosphere is … Continued

What to Expect in 2016 – Clarifying Some of the Confusion of the ACA | Ohio Benefit Advisors

One thing rings true when it comes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA): “expect the unexpected.” I know this sounds cliché, but it was my best attempt to describe the experience HR professionals encounter as they attempt to comply with this somewhat murky piece of legislation. Last year on December 28, we were alerted a … Continued

Finally, a New I-9 | Ohio Benefit Advisors

Since the current version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, expired on March 31, 2016, employers have been awaiting a new, updated form. On August 25, 2016, the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved a revised Form I-9. Consequently, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has 90 days to update the form … Continued

Medical Marijuana law goes into effect September 8, 2016. |Ohio Benefit Advisors

On June 8, 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed legislation (H.B. 523) making Ohio the 25th state to adopt a workable medical marijuana law. The legislation will allow seriously ill patients to use and purchase medical cannabis that will be cultivated and processed in-state. With regards to employment, the bill does not: Require an employer … Continued

Shining a Light on HIPAA Compliance for Health and Welfare Plans | Ohio Employee Benefits

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal government became much more involved in what had always been a heavily regulated, but predominately private industry. What many people have forgotten is that the ACA was not the first legislation to be passed that involved private and employer-sponsored health and welfare plans. The … Continued

Employers Need to Prepare for Play or Pay Requirements

Depending on the size of your company, you may have to comply to play or pay requirements in 2015. See what requirements you need and if you expect to pay a penalty in 2015.

DOL Increases Audits to Enforce ACA Compliance

Employers subject to COBRA can also be subject to a DOL audit of the documents, procedures and processes related to those benefits. As the DOL increases their quota for audits, employers prepare for the daunting task. Read full article here…

DOL Increases Audits to Enforce ACA Compliance

Employers subject to COBRA can also be subject to a DOL audit of the documents, procedures and processes related to those benefits. In March 2012, the IRS provided a plan for COBRA audits and published a guide on audit techniques for examiners to determine an employer’s COBRA compliance.

Recent Changes in PPACA Employer and Employee Resource Guides

Newly released updated versions of several of the most in-demand PPACA resource guides that includes recent changes in play or pay regulations, compliance and responsibilities.

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