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Changes to IRS’ EPCRS Focus on Auto-features

The second round of revisions to IRS’ Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System in a week focused on failures in automatic enrollment and escalation in defined contribution retirement plans. The procedural changes from the agency also addressed DC plans’ automatic employee…

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IRS Adjusts Voluntary Correction Program, Including Fees

IRS on March 27 released a series of changes to its Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System that it said would improve the correction programs. Among the modifications to Revenue Procedure 2013-12  announced are new options for correction methods to recoup…

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IRS Rules Further Define Payment of ACA Insurer Fees

New IRS regulations define the way health insurers will pay fees under Section 9010 of the Affordable Care Act. In the rules, the IRS applies Notice 2014-47 and provides further guidance on how covered entities will pay the fees for 2015 and subsequent…

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Cafeteria Plans Can Help Employers Avoid Pay-or-Play Penalties

Employer contributions to a Section 125 cafeteria plan can be deducted from the employee’s cost of a health plan for purposes of determining the affordability of coverage, final IRS rules on minimum essential coverage published on Nov. 26 (79 Fed….

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Decisions Must be Made on How Employers Will Manage Section 6055/56 Reporting

Employers deciding how to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s reporting requirements have important housekeeping questions to decide, such as: (1) who will take phone calls from the IRS and employees about ACA forms; (2) whether electronic filing (for the…

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IRS Lawyers Discuss Reporting on Offers of Coverage

IRS officials described when employers themselves have to fill out full information on all health plan enrollees along with months enrolled, and when employers can hand that over to another entity, such as an insurer. Most employers offer minimum essential…

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Learning How to Count: IRS Attorneys Discuss ACA’s Pay-or-play Provisions

Employer preparation for preparing for health care reform’s pay-or-play provisions, especially data reporting (under Sections 6055 and 6056) to the IRS, can be complicated by: (1) changes in workers’ employment status (from part-time to full-time); (2) an organization’s switching from…

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Multiple DOL/IRS Filings Needed to Avoid Penalties for Late Form 5500s

So you thought you were all caught up on annual-report tasks when you filed your Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program form with the U.S. Department of Labor? Well … not exactly. Some plan sponsors that filed under the DFVCP may…

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IRS Standard Mileage Rates Drop a Half-cent

Employers whose employees use their own vehicles business can now adjust their reimbursement forms and procedures for 2014, since the IRS released the standard mileage rates for the year in Notice 2013-80 on Dec. 6. The IRS also adjusted the…

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Employers Have an Easy Way to Find Answers to Health Care Reform Dilemmas

Earlier this week, President Obama said the Affordable Care Act will not be repealed as long as he is in office, in spite of its turbulent implementation process. No mention was made of the great sacrifices and adjustments employers are…

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