Archive for the ‘Benefits’ Category

IRS Extends Employer Deadline For ACA Reporting Forms

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that it is extending the due date for certain 2016 Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting forms to be provided to employees. The deadline for employers to provide Form 1095-B, Health Coverage or Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage to employees is March 2, 2017 (extended from […]

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Questions Remain for Implementing State-Run Retirement Savings Program

Numerous questions remain about how the new state-run retirement savings program will be implemented, but it is critical that everyone be educated about their roles to make the program successful, said California Chamber of Commerce Policy Advocate Marti Fisher yesterday during a panel discussion in Sacramento. The discussion about what the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Program means for employers was part of an expert […]

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401(k) Contribution Limits Remain Unchanged for 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced cost of living adjustments affecting 401(k) pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2017. Several key limitations remain unchanged this year Many pension plan limitations, including those governing 401(k) plans, did not change this year because the increase in the cost-of-living index did not meet the statutory […]

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EEOC Issues Sample Notice for Employers Offering Wellness Programs

Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employer wellness programs that are part of a group health plan. The rules apply prospectively to workplace wellness programs beginning on or after January 1, 2017. Under […]

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DWC Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2017

California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced that the minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates will increase on January 1, 2017: The minimum TTD rate will increase to $175.88 (from $169.26); and The maximum TTD rate will increase to $1,128.43 per week (from $1,128.43 per week). California Labor Code section 4453(a) (10) requires […]

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