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

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

September Benefits Buzz

Reading Time: 3 minutes 2018 ACA REPORTING DRAFT FORMS NOW AVAILABLE The IRS released draft 2018 forms for Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056.  Draft instructions for 2018 have not yet been released. The 2018 draft forms are substantially similar to the final 2017 versions. However, the revised version of the Form 1095-C

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Which Federal Employment Laws Apply to my Company?

Reading Time: 1 minute Employers must comply with a variety of federal employment laws that each have their own set of rules. The federal employment laws that apply to your company depend on your industry and your size (how many employees you have). This Compliance Overview (download) provides a top-level overview of key federal employment laws and details which

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SEPTEMBER HR BRIEF

Reading Time: 3 minutes CTE PROGRAMS EARN $1.2 BILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING Career and technical education (CTE) programs earned a huge win in July when President Donald Trump re-enabled a major source of their funding. The bill President Trump signed reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act—last authorized in 2006—and amends the legislation to make its funds more

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Medicare Part D Notices are Due Before October 15, 2018

Reading Time: 8 minutes GET YOUR MEDICARE PART D PLANS DONE Each year, Medicare Part D requires group health plan sponsors to disclose to individuals who are eligible for Medicare Part D and to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) whether the health plan’s prescription drug coverage is creditable.  Plan sponsors must provide the annual disclosure notice

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August Benefits Buzz

Reading Time: 3 minutes ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS EXPANSION The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a final rule that gives small businesses more freedom to join as a single group to purchase health insurance in the large group market or to self-insure. These arrangements are called association health plans (AHPs). By forming AHPs, small employers can avoid certain Affordable

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