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Preparing for California’s Workplace Violence Prevention Law

2024-06-17T15:37:52+00:00

Preparing for California’s Workplace Violence Prevention Law On Sept. 30, 2023, California enacted the California Workplace Violence Prevention Law (WVPL), enforced by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). The WVPL takes effect on July 1, 2024, and requires most employers in the state to comply with expansive workplace violence prevention requirements. [...]

Preparing for California’s Workplace Violence Prevention Law2024-06-17T15:37:52+00:00

Preparing for the Corporate Transparency Act

2024-06-17T15:37:07+00:00

Preparing for the Corporate Transparency Act The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), which became effective Jan. 1, 2024, requires certain business entities, or CTA “reporting companies,” to report their beneficial ownership information (BOI) and certain related information to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The CTA aims to combat illicit financial [...]

Preparing for the Corporate Transparency Act2024-06-17T15:37:07+00:00

HSA/HDHP Limits Will Increase for 2025

2024-06-17T15:36:26+00:00

HSA/HDHP Limits Will Increase for 2025 On May 9, 2024, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2024-25 to provide the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2025. The IRS is required to publish these limits by June 1 of each year. These limits include the following: The [...]

HSA/HDHP Limits Will Increase for 20252024-06-17T15:36:26+00:00

HHS Updates HIPAA FAQs Regarding Change Healthcare Cybersecurity Incident

2024-06-17T15:35:34+00:00

HHS Updates HIPAA FAQs Regarding Change Healthcare Cybersecurity Incident On May 31, 2024, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding HIPAA and the recent cybersecurity incident involving Change Healthcare, a unit of UnitedHealth Group. OCR enforces the HIPAA Privacy, Security [...]

HHS Updates HIPAA FAQs Regarding Change Healthcare Cybersecurity Incident2024-06-17T15:35:34+00:00

Employer Obligation to Designate FMLA Leave

2024-06-17T15:34:55+00:00

Employer Obligation to Designate FMLA Leave The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. Eligible employees may take up to 12 weeks of leave (26 weeks for military caregiver leave) each year for FMLA-qualifying reasons. Because FMLA leave is unpaid, employees often [...]

Employer Obligation to Designate FMLA Leave2024-06-17T15:34:55+00:00

Drug Test Cheating Surged in 2023

2024-06-17T15:34:13+00:00

Drug Test Cheating Surged in 2023 The rate of employees tampering with drug tests reached new highs in 2023, according to a report from health data analytics firm Quest Diagnostics. The percentage of tests that showed signs of tampering in 2023 was over six times greater than in 2022. Quest Diagnostics reported that the [...]

Drug Test Cheating Surged in 20232024-06-17T15:34:13+00:00

Electronic Filing of ACA Returns

2024-06-17T15:33:36+00:00

Electronic Filing of ACA Returns This ACA Compliance Overview describes the process for reporting electronically under Sections 6055 and 6056. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created reporting requirements under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056. Under these rules, certain employers must provide information to the IRS about the health plan coverage they [...]

Electronic Filing of ACA Returns2024-06-17T15:33:36+00:00

CORI Fees Due July 31, 2024

2024-06-17T15:32:38+00:00

CORI Fees Due July 31, 2024 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires health insurance issuers and self-insured plan sponsors to pay Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute fees (PCORI fees). The fees are reported and paid annually using IRS Form 720, the Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return. Form 720 and full payment of the PCORI fees [...]

CORI Fees Due July 31, 20242024-06-17T15:32:38+00:00

HR Brief – COBRA Common Questions – Notification Requirements

2024-05-17T15:55:12+00:00

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) allows individuals to continue their group health plan coverage in certain situations. Specifically, COBRA requires group health plans to offer continuation coverage to covered employees and dependents when coverage would otherwise be lost due to certain specific events, such as a termination of employment, a divorce or a [...]

HR Brief – COBRA Common Questions – Notification Requirements2024-05-17T15:55:12+00:00

IRS Announces Excepted Benefit HRA Limit for 2025

2024-06-13T19:07:37+00:00

IRS Announces Excepted Benefit HRA Limit for 2025 The IRS has released the inflation-adjusted limit for excepted benefit health reimbursement arrangements (EBHRAs) for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2025. Effective for 2025 plan years, the maximum annual employer contribution for an EBHRA will increase to $2,150 (up from $2,100 for plan [...]

IRS Announces Excepted Benefit HRA Limit for 20252024-06-13T19:07:37+00:00
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