Compliance Corner 1/28/15 Edition

February Lifestyle & Wellness Newsletter

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Compliance Corner 1/14/15 Edition

January Lifestyle & Wellness Newsletter

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Compliance Corner 12/17/14 Edition

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In this Issue:

IRS Publishes New Standard Mileage Rates for 2015

IRS Publishes 2015 Version of Publication 15-B, Employer’s Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits

IRS Releases Publication 4810 Explaining Electronic Filings for Form 8955-SSA


IRS Publishes New Standard Mileage Rates for 2015

On Dec. 10, 2014, the IRS released the 2015 standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Specifically, the standard mileage rate for transportation or travel expenses is 57.5 cents per mile for all miles of business use, and the standard mileage rate is 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations.

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Compliance Corner 12/8/14 Edition

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In this Issue:

OPM Issues Proposed Rule Regarding Multi-State Plan Program

CMS Issues Proposed Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016

IRS Issues Final Regulations on Individual Mandate Exemption for Unaffordable Coverage

IRS Issues Notice Describing Certain Individual Mandate Hardship Exemptions

IRS Provides 2016 Indexing Adjustments Related to the Individual Mandate and Premium Tax Credits

IRS Issues Guidance Related to Transportation Benefits and Electronic Media

PBGC Releases Final Rules on the Treatment of Rollovers from Defined Contribution Plans to Defined Benefit Plans

Compliance Corner 11/21/14 Edition

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In this Issue:

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging Premium Tax Credits Provided Through Federally Facilitated Exchanges

DOL FAQs Emphasize Prohibition on Premium Reimbursement Arrangement

IRS Clarifies Deductibility of Reinsurance Program Contributions for Insurers and Self-insured Plan Sponsers

IRS Clarifies Premium Tax Credit Eligibility for Pregnant Women

DOL Releases Interim Final Rule on Additional Reporting Requirements of Multiple-Employer Plans

DOL Issues Guidance on State Regulation of Stop-loss Insurance

Deadline Extended for 2014 Enrollment Counts for Transitional Reinsurance Program


Compliance Corner 11/4/14 Edition

Capital Building   In this Issue:

IRS: Plans Without Coverage for Hospital or Physician Services Do Not Meet Employer Mandate's Minimum Value Requirement

HPID Requirement Delayed Indefinitely

Online Enrollment in SHOP Marketplace Begins Nov. 15

CMS Provides Additional Reinsurance Contributions Guidance, Deadline Extended to Nov. 17

IRS Issues 2015 Pension Plan Limitations and Cost of Living Adjustments

 IRS Issues Guidance That Encourages Use of Annuities in 401(k) Plans

Compliance Corner 10/23/14 Edition

Capital Building In this issue:

Federal Agencies Issue Guidance Related to Reference-based Pricing

IRS Issues Information Letter Explaining Vanpooling as Tax-free Benefit

IRS Releases 401(k) Plan Checklist

November Compliance Requirements for Self-insured Plans



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Federal Agencies Issue Guidance Related to Reference-based Pricing