On February 1st the EEOC confirmed that the deadline for submission will be extended from March 31, 2019 to May 31, 2019. Private employers with 100 or more employees, including independent schools, are required to complete this filing. If you need additional information on filing, please visit the EEOC website. Austin & Co.’s HR Consultants provide a… Continue reading EEO-1 Filling Deadline Extended to May 31, 2019
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a $100 million plan that he said would provide affordable “healthcare for all,” reaching about 600,000 people, including undocumented immigrants, low-income residents not enrolled in Medicaid and young workers whose current plans are too expensive. The plan dubbed “NYC Care,” will offer public health insurance on a sliding… Continue reading New York City Health Care for All
The ACA’s individual mandate penalty no longer applies, beginning in 2019. Individuals will still need to certify on their 2018 tax return (filed in early 2019) whether they complied with the individual mandate for 2018. Impact on Years Prior to 2019 Although the tax reform bill eliminates the ACA’s individual mandate penalty, this repeal did… Continue reading ACA Individual Mandate Penalty No Longer Applies
If your organization employs individuals who are vital to its success, key-person life insurance or key-person disability insurance can help protect you from chaos caused by their abrupt absence. These insurance solutions can give your organization options other than immediate bankruptcy should you lose your company’s key person or people without warning. Many organizations can… Continue reading Who Needs Key-person Life or Disability Coverage?
On December 14th a federal judge ruled in Texas v. United States that the entire ACA is invalid due to the elimination of the individual mandate penalty in 2019. Following this decision, the White House announced that the ACA will remain in place pending appeal. Therefore, all requirements pertaining to employers, including the employer mandate (“play or pay”)… Continue reading ACA Remains the Same Following Texas Court Ruling
The holidays are upon us and schools will soon be closed for the break. Nearly every year, a client sets the thermostat too low when school is not in session, resulting in frozen pipes and water damage claims. Did you know that every insurance policy requires the property owner to maintain appropriate heat and utilities all year long? Otherwise,… Continue reading DON’T BE THAT SCHOOL!
NY has released videos on their website to assist employers in meeting the new training requirements. The videos below, which may be watched via YouTube or downloaded, meet all state minimum training requirements except one: the videos alone are NOT considered interactive. If you are using this video to meet the training requirements, you must… Continue reading NY Sexual Harassment Training Videos Released
At the end of November the IRS released Notice 18-94 announcing a deadline extension for the distribution of Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals from January 31, 2019, to March 4, 2019. This extension is provided without the need to submit Form 8809. This notice did NOT apply to the deadline for filing forms (1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, and 1095-C) with… Continue reading ACA Year-End Reporting – IRS Extends Individual Distribution
Many employee benefits are subject to annual dollar limits that are periodically increased for inflation. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced cost-of-living adjustments to the annual dollar limits for various welfare and retirement plan limits for 2019. Although some of the limits will remain the same, many of the limits will increase for 2019. HSA Contribution Self-only HDHP coverage:… Continue reading 2019 Benefit Plan Limits
Effective February 3, 2019, New York Paid Family Leave will be expanded to include job protected – paid time off for employees to care for a covered family member who opts to act as an organ or tissue donor. On Monday, November 5, 2018, Governor Cuomo signed the “Living Donor Protection Act” which amends the definition… Continue reading New York Adds Organ Donation to State Paid Family Leave