February 22, 2018

H&W HIPAA Breach Notification: Deadline Quickly Approaching

The HIPAA Breach Notification Rule requires HIPAA covered entities and their business associates to provide notification following a breach of unsecured protected health information.  In addition to notifying affected individuals and the media (where appropriate), covered entities must notify the Secretary of breaches of unsecured protected health information. Covered entities will notify the Secretary by… Continue Reading

January 26, 2018

H&W Cadillac Tax Delay…again!

On Monday, President Trump signed off on legislation that delays the Cadillac tax until 2022.  The provision delaying the tax for 2 years was included in the bill that ended the government shutdown. As a reminder, the Affordable Care Act included a provision for the Cadillac tax, sets forth a 40% excise tax to be… Continue Reading

December 27, 2017

H&W 2017 Transition Relief for Employer 6055/6056 Reporting

As we discussed in our blog dated December 26, 2017, the IRS Notice 2018-06 extended the due date for large employers to furnish employees with statements regarding minimum essential coverage provided by the employer. Transition Relief This notice also extended transition relief to employers  that can show that they have made good-faith efforts to comply with… Continue Reading

December 26, 2017

H&W IRS Extends Deadline to Provide 2017 1095-B and 1095-C Employee Statements

On December 22, the IRS announced that it had extended the 2018 due date for certain entities to provide 2017 health coverage information forms to individuals. Insurers, self-insuring employers, other coverage providers, and applicable large employers now have until March 2, 2018, to provide Forms 1095-B or 1095-C to individuals, which is a 30-day extension… Continue Reading

November 22, 2017

H&W IRS Letter 226J: ACA “Play or Pay Penalties” Loom

With another year soon drawing to a close, we have two years of employer shared responsibility reporting, aka 1094/1095 filings, under our belt. As a reminder, the employer shared responsibility mandates of the Affordable Care Act generally apply to employers that employ 50 or more full-time employees and these employers are referred to as applicable… Continue Reading

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