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Benefit Advisors is a leading provider for Group Insurance, Human Resource Management and Employee Engagement Programs. We assist employers in attracting and retaining the best possible employees by providing valuable employee benefits such as group health insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, dental and vision insurance packages. These same employers look to us for their Human Resource Compliance Management and Employee Engagement Programs.


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03.03.15

Tip Tuesday! Obamacare: IRS gives small firms break from costly penalty

By Jared Bilski

The feds are still warning firms that offering employees stand-alone health reimbursements (HRAs) to purchase coverage on their own won’t satisfy the health reform law’s employer mandate.
But the feds are giving small firms a little bit longer before they will get penalized for such a move.

Relief until July 1

In Notice 2015-17, the IRS and Treasury department announced that this “transitional relief” from enforcement for standalone HRAs will be extended until July 1, 2015.

After this date, employers with these arrangements could once again face stiff penalties.

The recent notice from the feds also addressed certain other arrangements. Specifically, the guidance offers relief if the payment arrangement is:

  • sponsored by an employer with 50 or fewer employees that is not an “applicable large employer” subject to the employer mandate (e.g., a stand-alone HRA)
  • a healthcare arrangement sponsored by an S-corporation for 2% shareholder employees
  • a Medicare premium reimbursement arrangement, or
  • a TRICARE-related health reimbursement arrangement.

 

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02.24.15

Tip Tuesday! Breaking down IRS’ final Obamacare reporting forms

By Jared Bilski

The wait is over. Employers now have access to the final versions of the forms they’ll file to show they’re in compliance with the ACA “Shared-Responsibility” mandate. And the sooner they start making sense of these forms, the better.

The IRS just released the final forms, which include Form 1095-B, Form 1095-C, and Form 1094-B and Form 1094-C, which will be used in 2016 for the 2015 filing year. (Note: Firms aren’t required to file for tax year 2014, but may do so if they wish.)

The agency also released guidance titled “Affordable Care Act: Reporting Requirement for Applicable Large Employers, which covers preparations for monthly tracking and filing help for 2016.

The forms

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02.10.15

Tip Tuesday! Misclassification enforcement: 17 states now sharing info with DOL

By Jared Bilski

The DOL has been looking for help to come after employers that misclassify full-time employees as independent contractors (ICs) — and it just added another major ally to its growing list. 
Florida recently added itself to the other 16 states that have entered into formal agreements with the DOL to share info about worker misclassification.

The formal agreement, which is officially called a Memorandum of Understanding, allows the DOL and the Florida Department of Revenue to pass along any info they come across about workers who are misclassified as ICs.

The feds hope the info-sharing will make it easier to find and penalize employers that misclassify employees.

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