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IRS Extension of QSEHRA Notice

Posted by Kevin Quigley on Sep 12 2017

 Are you are an employer with less than 50 employees, not subject to ACA coverage requirements, and do not offer a group health plan to any employees? If so then you can offer pre-tax contribution for insurance premiums and health expenses to eligible employees, know as a Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA). QSEHRA is a useful option for small business owners, and makes it easier to reimburse employees for individual insurance plans on a pre-tax basis. 

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Topics: Employee Benefits, ACA Compliance

Christmas On a Sunday? Should You Still Give Employees a Day off?

Posted by Eric Daniel on Dec 14 2016

First, you are by no means required to offer an alternate day off of work. However, most employers do elect to offer another day off when a holiday falls on a weekend. The most common policy we see is that if the holiday falls on a Saturday, the Friday before is given off. And if the holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday after is given off. Consequently, we anticipate that most office employers will be closed on Monday, December 26th and Monday, January 2nd.

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Topics: Employee Benefits

Federal Law Alert: Pay Data

Posted by Eric Daniel on Nov 23 2016

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that it will require employers with 100 or more employees to submit summary pay data and total hours worked for the year as part of the annual EEO-1 report.

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Topics: Employee Benefits

Federal Law Alert: New i-9 Form

Posted by Eric Daniel on Nov 16 2016

The new I-9 form was released yesterday, November 14. What does that mean, exactly? If you'll recall, I-9 forms serve the purpose of verifying the identity and employment authorization status of individuals hired for employment in the United States.

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Topics: Employee Benefits

How Do Medical Reimbursements Work?

Posted by Eric Daniel on Oct 19 2016

The IRS prohibits employers from offering stipends or reimbursing employees for individual health plans, regardless of the tax treatment of the stipend or reimbursement. On the other hand, the IRS understands that employers have the right to set salaries however they like.

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Topics: Employee Benefits


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