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DOL Increases Civil Penalty Amounts for 2021

February 11, 2021 | DOL , ERISA , FMLA

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released its 2021 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 Health […]


Section 6055 Reporting Workbook Instructional Guide

January 13, 2021 | ACA , General Benefits

Step-by-step Instructions for the Section 6055 Reporting Workbook The Section 6055 Reporting Workbook can be used to help users record the information needed to satisfy reporting requirements added by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), under Internal Revenue Code Section 6055. This reporting provision requires entities that provide minimum essential coverage (MEC) to report information to […]


Section 6056 Reporting Workbook Instructional Guide

January 13, 2021 | ACA , General Benefits

Step-by-step Instructions for the Section 6056 Reporting Workbook The Section 6056 Reporting Workbook can be used to help employers record the information needed to satisfy reporting requirements added by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), under Internal Revenue Code Section 056. This reporting provision requires applicable large employers (ALEs) subject to the ACA’s employer shared responsibility […]


2020 Benefits Plan Guide

September 28, 2020 | General Benefits , HSA/HRA/FSA , PCORI

Keep track of all the various rates, plan limits, and changes from 2018 to 2019 that apply to benefit plans with this guide. Download Guide 


Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and ERISA

September 28, 2020 | ERISA

Employers that offer benefits to their employees are typically familiar with ERISA, or the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. Most US employers are subject to ERISA (exemptions apply to certain government employers and church-based employers), leaving employers to determine which benefits they offer are subject to ERISA. ERISA Part 7 sets standards for […]


FAQ Domestic Partners and Benefits

May 29, 2019 | General Benefits

Providing health and welfare benefits to employees, their spouses, and their dependent children is a relatively straight-forward process that most employers and employees are familiar with. Questions often arise, however, when employees are permitted to elect coverage for individuals who are their domestic partner, but who are not their tax dependent. 2019 Domestic Partners and […]


HIPAA Privacy & Security Compliance Toolkit

November 27, 2018 | HIPAA

This toolkit is intended to help employers that sponsor group health plans understand their compliance obligations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It also provides sample resources to help employers comply with HIPAA’s documentation requirements for their group health plans. View Toolkit 


Roadmap to Regulatory Compliance

November 27, 2018 | COBRA , DOL , ERISA , FMLA , Food , General Benefits , HIPAA , News , Transportation

A growing business is an exciting opportunity for most employers, as they focus on their customers and service. Although it might not be at the forefront of their strategic plan or annual calendar, employers should be aware that with growth comes increased regulatory compliance in the employee benefit and human resources world. Employers should also […]


FSA, HRA and HSA Comparison Chart

February 9, 2018 | HSA/HRA/FSA

Trying to understand the differences between FSA, HRA and HSAs? Use our comparison chart for a general understanding of the differences between the two: FSA, HRA and HSA Comparison Chart


The Employer’s Guide to the FMLA

February 9, 2018 | FMLA

The Department of Labor has provided this guide as a public service. It is intended as general information only and does not carry the force of legal opinion. The Employer’s Guide to the FMLA  


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