Beware of Phishing Email Disguised as HIPAA Privacy Audit Letter

The Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has posted an alert warning employers and others of a fake communication involving the OCR audit program under HIPAA. The email falsifies HHS departmental letterhead and the...

Adjusted PCOR Fee for Fifth Filing Year Released

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released Notice 2016-64, which provides the adjusted applicable dollar amount for the fifth filing of the PCOR fee. The adjusted dollar amount for plan years ending on or after October 1, 2016 and before October 1, 2017 is...

Extension of Deadline for 2016 Forms 1095-C Issued

On November 18, 2016, the IRS issued Notice 2016-70 which provides a limited extension of time for employers to provide 2016 Forms 1095-C to individuals. It also extends good-faith transition relief from certain penalties for the 2016 reporting year.