New York State Update 8/20/18: New York State confirmed that state insurance laws preempt ERISA; therefore, existing New York State laws which prohibit small group or individual associations still take precedent over the Department of Labor regulations. Refer to Department of Financial Services Circular Letter No. 10 from July 27, 2018 addressing Association Health Plans in… Continue reading DOL Finalizes Rule to Expand Association Health Plans
NYC’s Temporary Schedule Change Law took effect July 18, 2018. Under the law, covered employees have a right to temporary changes to their work schedule for certain “personal events.” For more information including the required posting, please visit the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs website.
The Health Insurance Provider Fee is paid by the health insurance carriers. While employers are not directly subject to the fee, in many instances, the carriers pass the cost on to employers sponsoring coverage through the premium. As a result, this one-year moratorium would remove the carriers’ need to pass on that cost to employers… Continue reading Health Insurance Provider Fee 2019 Moratorium
Most draft forms for 2018 reporting under Section 6055 and Section 6056 are now available. The draft 2018 forms are substantially similar to the final 2017 versions. The “Plan Start Month” box in Part II of Form 1095-C continues to be optional for 2018 reporting. Additional clarifications have been included in the draft instructions. Important Dates: January… Continue reading Draft 2018 ACA Reporting Forms Released