Form 5500 Filing Reminder

For calendar year plans, the 2015 plan year Form 5500 is due to be filed electronically no later than August 1, 2016. ERISA requires that Form 5500 be filed with the Department of Labor for most health and welfare plans (for example, medical, dental, and life...

PCOR Fee Filing Reminder for Self-Insured Plans

The PCOR filing deadline is August 1, 2016 for all self-funded medical plans and HRAs for plan years ending in 2015. For the Form 720 and Instructions, visit: http://www.irs.gov/ uac/Form-720,-Quarterly-Federal-Excise-Tax-Return. The information is reported in Part...

Checking Your Employee Handbook for Benefit Provisions

Handbooks are important for many reasons such as informing employees of their rights and duties, communicating available resources, and outlining paid time off policies. With respect to health and welfare benefits, here are a few things to consider.

Departments Issue 31st Set of FAQs

The Departments of Labor, the Treasury, and Health and Human Services (collectively, the “Departments”) have issued the 31st set of Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) frequently asked questions (“FAQs”). This time, the Departments address a wide range of topics including...