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Be a Winsider, stay up-to-date on the latest news in employee benefits, legislative updates, wellness, compliance and human resources information.

IRS Q&A: INFORMATION REPORTING BY EMPLOYERS ON FORM 1094-C AND FORM 1095-C

Reading Time: 2 minutes The IRS released new Q&A’s. These Q&A’s provide additional information about completing Form 1094-C and Form 1095-C for calendar year 2017 that are to be filed in 2018. The Q&A’s may be used in conjunction with the Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, which provide detailed information about completing the forms. For information about the reporting requirements under section

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BENEFITS SCOOP – DECEMBER 2016

Reading Time: 4 minutes 2016 Election and Compliance Issues Republican candidate Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States, and Republicans have retained control of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Under President-elect Trump and the Republican-led houses of the U.S. Congress, it is likely that some changes will be made to the ACA

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HR HIGHLIGHTS – DECEMBER 2016

Reading Time: 7 minutes IRS ISSUES RETIREMENT UPDATES Cost of living adjustments are coming, are you ready? The IRS recently published Notice 2016-62, which details the cost‑of‑living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for the 2017 tax year. HIGHLIGHTS OF LIMITATIONS THAT REMAIN UNCHANGED FROM 2016 The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k),

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HR TOOLKIT – TERMINATIONS

Reading Time: 18 minutes INTRODUCTION Terminating an employee can be one of the most difficult parts of an HR professional’s job. Many HR professionals rush through the process in order to make it less painful; however, this is a big mistake. Having a termination process in place is just as important as creating a comprehensive onboarding program. Employers that

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COMPLIANCE OVERVIEW

Reading Time: 6 minutes SECTION 105(H) NON-DISCRIMINATION RULES Let’s break down the Rules for self-insured health plans Internal Revenue Code (Code) Section 105(h) contains nondiscrimination rules for self-insured health plans. Under these rules, self-insured health plans cannot discriminate in favor of highly compensated individuals (HCIs) with respect to eligibility or benefits. The eligibility test looks at whether a sufficient number of

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BUILDING TRUST AND CONFIDENCE IN SENIOR LEADERSHIP

Reading Time: 3 minutes BUILDING TRUST AND CONFIDENCE IN SENIOR LEADERSHIP Attracting and retaining top talent continues to be a struggle for many employers. One area that many employers fail to hit the mark on is instilling a sense of trust and confidence in senior leadership among its employees. According to a study from Willis Towers Watson, trust and

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