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Healthcare Reform Explained

Healthcare Reform will bring changes to the benefits you provide your employees and how you provide them. The legislation is full of new benefits, rules and penalties. To help you understand what the legislation will mean for you, we have created this resource.

Upcoming Webinars


Medicare and Employee Benefits
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Presented by Sarah Grcevich and Bob Radecki
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has completed its second round of HIPAA Privacy and Security Audits. We now have more information on what employers are doing wrong that is putting them at risk. More importantly, this webinar will focus on strategies employers can implement to better comply with these complicated rules.

Medicare and Employee Benefits
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Presented by Bob Radecki and Regan Debban
Employers typically think employee benefits compliance is complicated, confusing, and full of bad news. In this webinar we are looking at the compliance world from a different angle. We will cover good news about compliance obligations that are going away, like the end of the PCORI fee, and the rescission of the HPID requirement. We will review ways that employers can use compliance rules to save money or avoid risk, for example, how an employer can reduce COBRA costs by helping qualified beneficiaries understand their other options. We will also share ideas about how to use the IRS employer safe harbor rules to reduce the employer’s plan contribution requirements.

If you have questions about our webinars, please email us at info@psfinc.com

Past Webinars

Medicare and Employee Benefits
Thursday, January 24, 2019
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2018 Regulatory Wrap-Up and a Look Forward to 2019
Thursday, December 20, 2018
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Tobacco Related Wellness Programs
Thursday, November 29, 2018
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Into the Weeds - Again! Answers to Specific Employer Benefits Questions We’ve Received
Thursday, October 25, 2018
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New Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) Rules
Thursday, September 27, 2018
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5500 Filing and Plan Structure Issues
Thursday, August 23, 2018
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New Association Health Plan Regulations
Thursday, July 26, 2018
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Employees vs. Independent Contractors – Why It Matters and What the Future Looks Like
Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Employee Benefits Compliance Update
Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Compliance Issues Related to Emerging Employee Benefit Strategies
Thursday, April 26, 2018
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HIPAA Privacy and Security for Employers
Thursday, March 29, 2018
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HSA Administration and Compliance
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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IRS §4980H Penalty Collection Efforts and
Why Employer Reporting Still Matters

Thursday, January 25, 2018
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2017 Regulatory Wrap-Up and a Look Forward to 2018
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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The Future of Wellness Plans
After the AARP v. EEOC Decision

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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ACA 1094/1095 Employer Reporting - Year 3
(And Possible Changes to the ACA)

Thursday, October 26, 2017
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Benefit Plan Transition Issues
Thursday, September 28, 2017
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Health Insurance Legislative Update
Thursday, August 24, 2017
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COBRA is Here to Stay
Thursday, July 27, 2017
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Section 125 Cafeteria Plan Rules Review
Thursday, June 22, 2017
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No “Repeal or Replace” – What Should the Employer Focus on Now?
Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Employee BenefitsDuring an FMLA Leave
Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Keeping Up with Changes to Employee Benefits Rules (Part 2)
March 23, 2017
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Keeping Up with Changes to Employee Benefits Rules (Part 1)
February 23, 2017
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Employee Benefits and Medicare Coordination Issues
January 19, 2017
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Into the Weeds! Answers to Specific Employer Benefits Questions We’ve Received
December 15, 2016
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How Will the Election Impact Employee Benefits Regulations & A Look Forward to 2017
November 17, 2016
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ACA 1094/1095 Employer Reporting Year 2
October 27, 2016
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ACA and Benefits Compliance Update
September 22, 2016
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Wellness Plan Regulations Update
August 18, 2016
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HRA/HSA Compliance and Administration Issues
July 28, 2016
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OCR Begins New Phase of HIPAA Audits
June 23, 2016
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Plan Affordability Under the ACA
May 26, 2016
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Making Sense of the Employee Classification Puzzle
April 28, 2016
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ACA and Benefits Compliance Update
March 24, 2016
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EEOC Wellness Regulations
February 25, 2016
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ACA 1094/1095 Reporting Details
January 28, 2016
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2015 Regulatory Wrap-up and a Look Forward to 2016
December 17, 2015
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ACA Issues when Using a Staffing Firm
November 19, 2015
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Public Marketplace (Exchange) Third Open Enrollment Period
October 27, 2015
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Employer 1095 and 1094 Reporting
September 24, 2015
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Articles

Past articles can be found at www.psfinc.com/articles

Tobacco Surcharges
January 25, 2019 More

HHS Proposes to Rescind Adoption of HDIP
January 18, 2019 More

Texas Judge Issues Controversial ACA Ruling
December 11, 2018 More

The State of Massachusetts has Introduced a
New Employer Reporting Requirement

December 11, 2018 More

IRS Extends Due Date for Employers to Provide Form 1095 to Employees and Participants
December 10, 2018 More

IRS Announces 2019 Health FSA Limits
November 15, 2018 More

IRS Now Assessing §4980H Penalties for the
2016 Plan Year

November 5, 2018 More

New HRA Rules Issued
November 1, 2018 More

Benefits for Technology Firms
October 18, 2018 More

Determining the COBRA Premium for an HRA
October 16, 2018 More

Great Wines and Top Surgeons (Not Necessarily at the Same Time)
October 10, 2018 More

How Employers Should Handle MLR Rebates
October 4, 2018 More

Employer Reporting – 2018 Draft Forms and Instructions for the 1095/1094
September 26, 2018 More

Medicare Part D Notice Reminder:
Deadline of October 14th

September 24, 2018 More

Domestic Partner Benefits and Imputed Income
September 19, 2018 More

Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave – What now?
September 11, 2018 More

Compliance Considerations When Moving from Fully-Insured to Self-Funded
August 2, 2018 More

IRS-SSA-CMS Data Match Employer Reporting Requirement Suspended
July 18, 2018 More

DOL Issues New Rules for Association Health Plans
June 20, 2018 More

2019 “Affordability” Percentage
June 18, 2018 More

HSA Requirements for 2019
May 24, 2018 More

REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due July 31
May 23, 2018 More

ANOTHER Change in 2018 HSA Contribution Limits
April 30, 2018 More

AARP vs. EEOC Lawsuit Update – Still No Clarity
April 9, 2018 More

IRS Continues to Send 226J Letters: What Employers Need to Know
March 26, 2018 More

Disability Claim Regulations Take Effect April 1, 2018
March 26, 2018 More

Change in 2018 HSA Contribution Limits
March 7, 2018 More

Complying with the New York Disability Benefits Law
March 2, 2018 More

Reminder: 1095S Due to Employees by March 2, 2018
February 23, 2018 More

§4980H Offer Requirements and Associated Penalties
February 2, 2018 More

Cadillac Tax Delayed Until 2022 and
HIT Suspended for 2019

January 29, 2018 More

Tax Treatment of Transportation Benefits Changes Under New Law
January 10, 2018 More

IRS Extends Due Date for Employers Provide Form 1095 to Employees and Participants
December 26, 2017 More

Summary of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Employee Benefit Provisions
December 20, 2017 More

Lessons Learned From Parker, Smith & Feek’s FMLA Manufacturing Roundtable
December 19, 2017 More

Tax Bill Benefit Changes Getting Closer
December 7, 2017 More

IRS – Letter 226J – What Employers Need to Know
December 4, 2017 More

How to Turn Open Enrollment Into a Win-Win
November 13, 2017 More

IRS Releases Information on the Collection Process for §4980H Payments from Employers
November 9, 2017 More

IRS Announces 2018 Health FSA Limits
October 24, 2017 More

How Employers Should Handle MLR Rebates
October 20, 2017 More

Contraceptive Exemption Expansion
October 17, 2017 More

President Trump Signs Executive Order Permitting the Creation of “Association” Health Plans
October 16, 2017 More

Legislation Introduced to Simplify Employer Reporting
October 13, 2017 More

Employer Reporting – 2017 FINAL Forms and Instructions
October 5, 2017 More

Graham-Cassidy Update: Senate Tries to Repeal
the ACA One More Time

September 26, 2017 More

Common Gaps in Disability Insurance
September 20, 2017 More

Wellness Program Updates
September 20, 2017 More

Medicare Part D Notice Reminder:
Deadline of October 14th

September 13, 2017 More

Employer Reporting – 2017 Draft Forms and Instructions
September 11, 2017 More

6 Common Gaffes to Avoid When
Considering a Self-Funded Plan

September 11, 2017 More

IRS Decreases ACA “Affordability” Percentage
August 31, 2017 More

Employer Reporting – 2017 Draft Forms and Instructions
August 15, 2017 More

Washington Paid Sick Leave Effective Jan. 1, 2018
August 10, 2017 More

Washington Enacts Paid Family and Medical Leave
August 4, 2017 More

HSA Requirements—2018
May 17, 2017 More

The House Passes New Version of the AHCA
May 8, 2017 More

REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due July 31
April 27, 2017 More

ACA Status Update
March 30, 2017 More

Republicans Release Health Policy Proposed Legislation
March 10, 2017 More

UPDATE – Taxation of Fixed Indemnity Plans
March 7, 2017 More

IRS Issues Memorandum on Taxation of Indemnity Plans
February 16, 2017 More

Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement
January 30, 2017 More

Trump Issues Executive Order Regarding the ACA
January 23, 2017 More

IRS Extends Deadline for Providing 2016 Form 1095s
November 21, 2016 More

The Impact of the Election on Employer Sponsored Health Benefits
November 16, 2016 More

IRS Announces 2017 Health FSA Limits
October 27, 2016 More

Employer Reporting – 2016 FINAL Forms and Instructions
October 26, 2016 More

Medicare Part D Notice Reminder: Deadline of October 14th
September 22, 2016 More

2017 HSA Contribution Limits
September 9, 2016 More

Employer Reporting – 2016 Draft Forms and Instructions
August 30, 2016 More

OCR Phase 2 HIPAA Audits Underway
August 24, 2016 More

§4980H Affordability - Opt-Out Guidance
July 25, 2016 More

HHS Releases Discrimination Rule Affecting Transgender Benefits
July 18, 2016 More

Final SBC Template and Related Materials
June 27, 2016 More

Employer Exchange Subsidy Notices – Appeal or Not?
June 13, 2016 More

EEOC Final Rules on Wellness Programs
May 31, 2016 More

Reminder: PCORI Fees Due July 31
April 26, 2016 More

Form 1095 Deadline and Penalties
March 23, 2016 More

Proposed Revisions to SBC and Uniform Glossary
March 14, 2016 More

Form 1095 – Employee Communications
February 5, 2016 More

Cadillac Tax – Delayed
January 11, 2016 More

IRS Releases Broad Range of Guidance in Notice 2015-87
January 7, 2016 More

IRS Released Additional §4980H Guidance
December 30, 2015 More

IRS Extends Deadline for Employer ACA Reporting
December 29, 2015 More

EEOC Issued GINA Wellness Rules
December 7, 2015 More

Common Misconceptions about the ACA Reporting Requirements
November 9, 2015 More

PACE Act Changes the Definition of Small Group Insurance
October 12, 2015 More

IRS Clarifies No ACA Employer Reporting Required for Most HRAs
September 24, 2015 More