December 20, 2017

On Dec. 20, 2017, the tax reform bill, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill is now expected to be signed into law by President Trump by the end of the day.

This tax reform bill, drafted based on a...

November 16, 2017

It's about to get real, folks.

ACA penalties are on the way. And employers must prepare to respond. 

In the next 45 days, the IRS will send fine notices to employers who have failed to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Guidance released by the IRS explains that...

November 16, 2017

On November 2, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) quietly updated its Questions and Answers page pertaining to the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Significantly, the IRS added a section titled, “Making an Employer Share...

October 13, 2017


1) The White House announced that it will end cost-sharing reduction payments through the Exchange. (These are credits that lower your copays or deductible when you use your insurance, if you qualify.)

2) The administration asserted that it does not...

October 13, 2017


On Oct. 12, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order intended to change certain rules under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The order would relax regulations on association health plans. This change could allow individuals and small businesses to p...

October 9, 2017


Final forms for 2017 reporting under Section 6055 and Section 6056 are now available.

Final instructions for 2017 were released in early October.

The 2017 forms are substantially similar to the 2016 versions.

Additional clarifications were included in the instru...

October 9, 2017

You can probably remember how you felt when you first heard about the Las Vegas massacre on October 1, 2017. I know how I felt - angry, sad, and fearful. My heart ached for the families who were affected. I wanted to do something to help. 

Unfortunately, the freq...

September 26, 2017


The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has issued a ruling affecting the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) final wellness rules. In AARP v. EEOC, the court directed the EEOC to reconsider its final wellness rules under the Americans...

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