An updated model notice for employers to provide information on eligibility for premium assistance under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is now available for download from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
Personal goals are just that; personal. Creating goals can seem overwhelming, and it’s easy to procrastinate when it comes to this task. But whether your goals are related to physical, mental or spiritual health (or even work, home or personal life goals), chronic indecisiveness and delay can eventually undermine a healthy lifestyle.
Walking is one of the easiest ways to get the exercise you need to stay healthy. Experts recommend at least 2½ hours of moderate activity (such as brisk walking, brisk cycling, or yard work) a week. It’s fine to walk in blocks of 10 minutes or more throughout your day and week.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. By September 18, 2017, employers must use only the new version. Compliance Dates for New Form I-9 The new Form I-9 features a revision date of July 17, 2017. While employers may continue using a Form I-9 with […]
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The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it is not accepting electronic submissions of information from 2016 Forms 300A at this time. As a result, OSHA has proposed extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to electronically submit these forms pursuant to its recent “Electronic Recordkeeping […]
Worcester – In 2006, Massachusetts pioneered health care reform strategies that were then used as a model for the federal Affordable Care Act in 2008. Since then, the complexities of reform and overall health care cost continue to expand, resulting in confusion among Massachusetts business owners and residents.
On Monday, the IRS announced an extension to the due dates for 1094 and 1095 forms: The deadline to provide employees with 1095-B & 1095-C Forms has been extended from January 31, 2016 to March 31, 2016. The deadline to file paper 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B & 1095-C forms has been extended from February 29, 2016 […]
As you may have heard, yesterday President Obama signed into law an omnibus spending appropriations bill, and contained in this were several significant changes to the “Cadillac Tax” section of the Affordable Care Act. Here are the highlights: The effective date of the Cadillac Tax has been delayed until January 1, 2020 Any excise tax […]
The IRS has announced several inflation adjustments that affect tax-related items for employers and employees. Items that may be of particular interest for tax year 2016 include: Limit on Health Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) Contributions. The annual dollar limit on employee contributions to employer-sponsored health FSAs remains unchanged at $2,550. Small Business Health Care Tax […]