IRS Provides Transition Relief for 2020 ACA Reporting

IRS Provides Transition Relief for 2020 ACA Reporting

The IRS recently issued Notice 2020- 76 to: Extend the due date for furnishing forms under Sections 6055 and 6056 for 2020 from Feb. 1, 2021, to March 2, 2021. Provide a final extension of goodfaith transition relief from penalties related to 2020 information...
Open Enrollment and Benefits Compliance

Open Enrollment and Benefits Compliance

The BenefitWorks is here to help you with your benefit plans and the legal responsibilities that go along with them! Our clients have access to Client Portals that provide a plethora of HR resources and tools to streamline these tasks. As we all know, open enrollment...
Health FSA Limit will Remain the Same for 2021

Health FSA Limit will Remain the Same for 2021

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a dollar limit on employees’ salary reduction contributions to health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) offered under cafeteria plans. This dollar limit is indexed for cost-of-living adjustments and may be increased each year.  On...
Combating Pandemic Fatigue

Combating Pandemic Fatigue

An unintentional phenomenon is on the rise—pandemic fatigue. People are tired of staying at home. People want to be the social creatures they inherently are. People want their “normal” back. This collective fatigue is making some people— consciously or...
Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct. 15, 2020

Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct. 15, 2020

Each year, Medicare Part D requires group health plan sponsors to disclose to individuals who are eligible for Medicare Part D and to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) whether the health plan’s prescription drug coverage is creditable. Plan sponsors...
What Does Cyber Insurance Cover?

What Does Cyber Insurance Cover?

Across industry lines, organizations have become increasingly reliant on workplace technology to conduct key business operations. Whether it be for communication purposes, e-commerce, or data collection and storage, continued technological advancements have helped...
Best of Coronovirus Checklists for Employers

Best of Coronovirus Checklists for Employers

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has changed many aspects of the current workplace, and hygiene and cleanliness are key topics when creating post-coronavirus workplace plans. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there...
Eat Well, Live Well: Recipe Book

Eat Well, Live Well: Recipe Book

We have all been cooking at home the last 6 months, we can all use ideas for the next meal! Each category features five recipes, lists serving sizes and provides nutritional information. The Eat Well, Live Well: Recipe Book is designed to make eating and cooking...
Health FSA Limit will Remain the Same for 2021

DOL Issues Revised Optional FMLA Forms

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has revised the forms employers and employees may use to meet their notification and certification obligations under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In a July 16, 2020, statement...