Compliance Alerts

Compliance alerts are a necessary resource for employee benefit administrators and decision makers looking for organizational security and peace of mind.

DOL Issues Advisory Opinion on Intermittent FMLA Leave

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued an advisory opinion regarding whether an employee may take intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to attend special education meetings with a speech pathologist, school psychologist, and occupational therapist to discuss the employee’s children’s individualized education programs.

IRS Releases the Indexed 2020 Affordability Percentage

The IRS released Notice 2019-29 that adjusts the affordability percentage for 2020.

USPSTF Issues a Final Recommendation Giving PrEP an “A” Rating

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a final recommendation that gives an “A” rating to preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment.

DOL, HHS, and Treasury Publish Final Rules on Health Reimbursement Arrangements

On June 20, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Treasury (Treasury) (collectively, the Departments) published their final rules regarding health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and other account-based group health plans.

IRS Releases Memo on 2-percent Shareholders' Health Coverage Deductions

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a memorandum.

Update on Nondiscrimination Regulations Relating to Sex, Gender, Age, and More

On May 24, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a proposed rule to revise its regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Section 1557. OCR also released a fact sheet and press release.

Tri-Agency Final Rules on Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Final rules have been released regarding health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and other account-based group health plans.

CMS Publishes 2020 Benefit Payment and Parameters Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its final rule and fact sheet for benefit payment and parameters for 2020.

DOL’s Annually Adjusted Federal Penalties

On January 23, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2019 which is the DOL's annual adjustment of federal civil monetary penalties.

Proposed 2020 Benefit Payment and Parameters Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule for benefit payment and parameters for 2020. CMS also released its draft 2020 actuarial value calculator and draft 2020 actuarial value calculator methodology.