Entries by Becky Stidham

LIVE WELL, WORK WELL NEWSLETTER – March, 2018

Click Here to Download: Live Well, Work Well – March 2018 This Deadly Flu Season is the Worst in Nearly a Decade According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2017-18 flu season is more intense than any other since the 2009 swine flu pandemic. Unfortunately, the CDC says this flu season […]

FURNISHING DEADLINE DELAYED FOR 2017 ACA REPORTING

Click Here to Download the Full Article: Furnishing Deadline Delayed for 2017 ACA Reporting On Dec. 22, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2018-06 to: Extend the due date for furnishing forms under Sections 6055 and 6056 for 2017 for 30 days, from Jan. 31, 2018, to March 2, 2018; and Extend good-faith […]

Individual Mandate Penalty Will Be Eliminated in 2019

Click Here to download the full document: Individual Mandate Penalty Will Be Eliminated in 2019 On Dec. 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the tax reform bill, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, after it passed both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. This tax reform bill makes significant […]

Annual Compliance Deadlines for Health Plans

Click Here to Download the Full Article: Annual Compliance Deadlines for Health Plans Employers that provide group health plan coverage to their employees are subject to numerous compliance requirements throughout the year, such as requirements for reporting, participant disclosure and certain fee payments. Some of these requirements have been in existence for many years (for […]

House and Senate Pass Tax Reform Bill

On Dec. 20, 2017, the tax reform bill, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill is now expected to be signed into law by President Trump by the end of the day. This tax reform bill, drafted based on a tax reform […]

Get to Know Telemedicine!

Click Here to download the Telemedicine Toolkit As technology has developed, so has people’s ability to overcome the traditional communication barriers of time and distance. The practice of telemedicine is a step forward in the health care industry to use telecommunication to bridge the gap of time, distance and affordability to reach patients in need […]

IRS Announces Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2018

OVERVIEW 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 2018. Although some of the limits will remain the same, many of the limits will increase for […]