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Employee Benefits Compliance Resources

Employee benefits compliance is a complex and ever changing landscape.
We provide up-to-date information and notice of changes
to state and federal legislation that may affect your benefit plans.

Upcoming Webinars


Regulatory Review & Wrap-Up
Thursday, December 15, 2022

Presented by Benefit Comply, LLC

It was another busy compliance year in 2022, with prescription drug reporting requirements, mental health parity, the Dobbs decision, and even ongoing Covid-related issues impacting employers. This webinar will review important employee benefits compliance issues from 2022 and look forward to important legal and regulatory developments coming in 2023 that will impact your benefit plans.

Dealing with Enrollment Mistakes & Changes
Thursday, January 19, 2022

Presented by Benefit Comply, LLC

Fourth Quarter is over, and everyone has made their elections. All is finally calm and – oh wait, that’s not true at all. Now it’s time to address all the post-enrollment benefits questions that inevitably arise, including claims of mistaken enrollments. During this webinar, Benefit Comply staff will address some of the most common questions and issues we see employers face post-enrollment and will cover what types of election changes may be made and under what circumstances.

Domestic Partners
Thursday, February 23, 2022

Presented by Benefit Comply, LLC

More and more employers continue to add benefits for domestic partners to their suite of product offerings. With this come more and more questions with respect to exactly how benefits for domestic partners work: When must income be imputed? How do we handle children of domestic partners? Do we have to offer domestic partner coverage? What proof of relationship is required? And more! This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of all the compliance considerations employers should consider when deciding whether to cover domestic partners – consider this your Domestic Partner Benefits 101 course!

Regulatory Update
Thursday, March 23, 2022

Presented by Benefit Comply, LLC

There will be lots of regulatory ground to review by end of first quarter, including a review of transparency requirements and reviewing the impact of the recent fix to the so-called “Family Glitch.” During this webinar, we’ll cover these and other important regulatory news that impacts employee benefit.

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

Past Webinars

Prescription Drug Reporting
Thursday, November 17, 2022
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Common Questions Regarding HSAs, HRAs, and FSAs
Thursday, October 20, 2022
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Employer Reporting
Thursday, September 22, 2022
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PS&F 2022 Employee Benefits Annual Update
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
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SCOTUS Abortion Ruling: Considerations and Impacts for Employee Benefits Plans
Thursday, July 21, 2022
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Update on Transparency, Surprise Billing, and Prescription/Health Cost Reporting Requirements
Thursday, June 23, 2022
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Answering Your Questions About Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
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Overview of 5500 Reporting Requirements
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave: Is It Time to Opt Out?
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
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Overview of State Laws Impacting Employee Benefits
Thursday, April 21, 2022
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Regulatory and Legislative Update
Thursday, March 24, 2022
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Medicare and Employee Benefits
Thursday, February 17, 2022
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Section 125 Election Changes & HIPAA Special Enrollments
Thursday, January 27, 2022
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Regulatory Review and Wrap-Up
Thursday, December 16, 2021
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Wellness Rules Overview
Thursday, November 18, 2021
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Employer Reporting
Thursday, October 21, 2021
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Handling MLR Rebates
Thursday, September 23, 2021
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Legal & Regulatory Update and Transparency Notice & Disclosure Requirements
Thursday, August 26, 2021
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Employee Benefit Nondiscrimination Rules Review
Thursday, July 22, 2021

Common Benefits Mistakes Employers Make
Tuesday, June 24, 2021

Regulatory Update
Thursday, May 20, 2021
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Deep Dive into the COBRA Subsidy Rules
Thursday, April 22, 2021
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Regulatory and Legislative Update
Thursday, March 25, 2021
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Answering Employer Compliance Questions
Thursday, February 18, 2021
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Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP) Administration
Thursday, January 21, 2021

2020 Benefits Regulatory Wrap-up and a Look Forward to 2021
Thursday, December 17, 2020
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Employer Reporting 2020 Update
Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Answers to Your Employee Benefits Questions
Thursday, October 22, 2020
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Medicare and Employee Benefits
Thursday, September 24, 2020
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Employee Benefits Compliance 2020 Mid-Year Update
Thursday, August 20, 2020
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HSA Administration and Compliance
Thursday, July 23, 2020
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Benefits During Breaks-in-Service, Leaves, and Re-hire Issues
Thursday, June 25, 2020
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Parker, Smith & Feek 2020 Employee Benefits Update Webinar
Thursday, May 28, 2020
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Regulators Make Big Changes to Benefit Plan Notice and Disclosure Deadlines
Thursday, May 21, 2020
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Strategic and Defendable Terminations Webinar
Thursday, May 12, 2020
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We Answer Your Employer Benefits Questions on Pressing COVID-19 Issues
Thursday, April 23, 2020
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COVID-19 Benefit Related Issues and HSA Administration and Compliance
Thursday, March 26, 2020
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Parker, Smith & Feek Washington PFML Webinar
Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Properly Administering HIPAA Special Enrollments
Thursday, February 20, 2020
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2019 Employer Reporting and How to Avoid IRS §4980H Penalties
Thursday, January 23, 2020
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2019 Regulatory Wrap-up and a Look Forward to 2020
Thursday, December 19, 2019
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Answers to Your Employee Benefits Questions
Thursday, November 11, 2019
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How to Handle Employee Benefits Notices and Disclosures
Thursday, October 24, 2019
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Why ERISA Plan Design and Documentation Matters
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Employee Benefit Technology and Compliance
Thursday, August 22, 2019
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New Standalone HRA Regulations Released
Thursday, July 25, 2019
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Into the Weeds – Again! Answers to Specific Employer Benefits Questions
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Employee Benefits Issues During Mergers and Acquisitions
Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Employee Benefits During an FMLA Leave
Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Articles

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

2023 Health FSA & Qualified Transportation Limits
October 20, 2022 More

IRS Issues Final Rules for Family Coverage Affordability Determination
October 18, 2022 More

Medicare Part D Notice Reminder: Deadline of October 14th
September 26, 2022 More

MLR Rebates Are Coming
September 26, 2022 More

2023 “Affordability” Percentage
August 5, 2022 More

Supreme Court Decision – Abortion Rights
June 27, 2022 More

Transparency Compliance – Machine Readable Files (MRF)
June 6, 2022 More

Updated Health Savings Account & Excepted Benefit HRA Limits for 2023
May 16, 2022 More

PCORI Fees
April 11, 2022 More

Congress Temporarily Reinstates Telemedicine/HSA Eligibility Relief
March 18, 2022 More

UPDATE – Additional Guidance Released for Health Plan Coverage of Over-The-Counter COVID-19 Tests
February 17, 2022 More

2022 State Individual Mandates and Reporting Requirements
February 14, 2022 More

Washington Long Term Care Services and Supports Act – Payroll Tax for Washington Workers Delayed Until July 2023
January 31, 2022 More

Supreme Court Blocks OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard For Employers
January 19, 2022 More

Guidance Released for Health Plan Coverage of Over-The-Counter COVID-19 Tests
January 12, 2022 More

IRS Releases Updated PCORI Fees
January 4, 2022 More

Court Rules OSHA Vaccination Mandate Emergency Temporary Standard Can Move Forward
December 20, 2021 More

W-2 Health Insurance Reporting Review
December 10, 2021 More

2021 Employer Reporting Update– Permanent Extension to Provide Employee Forms and End of Transition Relief for Reporting Errors
December 9, 2021 More

Is Direct-to-Employer Contracting Right for Your Organization?
November 11, 2021 More

IRS Announces 2022 Health FSA & Qualified Transportation Limits
November 11, 2021 More

OSHA Releases Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate
November 5, 2021 More

HHS Issues FAQ Regarding Vaccines and HIPAA Privacy
November 1, 2021 More

The Washington State Long-Term Care Trust Act Opt Out is Now Available Online
October 1, 2021 More

Don’t Go Chasing Rabbits… and Other Musings of a Career in Employee Benefits
September 21, 2021 More

Presidential Executive Order to Require Vaccine Mandate or Frequent Testing
September 16, 2021 More

Medicare Part D Notice Reminder:
Deadline of October 14th

September 10, 2021 More

2022 “Affordability” Percentage
September 9, 2021 More

Transparency Requirements & Surprise Billing – Agency FAQs Offer Several Delays
August 30, 2021 More

Health Plan Cost Transparency
August 19, 2021 More

COVID Vaccinations – Employer Strategies
August 18, 2021 More

COBRA Subsidy Expiration Notice
July 30, 2021 More

IRS Releases Additional COBRA Subsidy FAQ
July 30, 2021 More

COBRA Subsidy – Updated Form 941
July 14, 2021 More

Surprise Billing – “Part 1” of Regulations Issued
July 12, 2021 More

COVID Vaccine Incentives
June 7, 2021 More

HSA Requirements and Limits for 2022
June 1, 2021 More

IRS Releases Additional COBRA Subsidy Guidance
May 24, 2021 More

IRS Provides Clarification for DCAPs in 2021 and 2022
May 13, 2021 More

Department of Labor Releases COBRA Subsidy Website and Model Notices
April 8, 2021 More

Additional Sections 125 and 129 Flexibility Included in COVID-19 Relief Legislation
December 23, 2020 More

Significant Benefits Issues in New COVID-19 Relief Legislation
December 23, 2020 More

Group Health Plan Coverage of COVID-19 Immunizations
December 14, 2020 More

Tax-Favored Employee Benefit for Disaster Relief
December 9, 2020 More

Updated PCORI Fees Released
December 7, 2020 More

California Releases Draft Employer Reporting Instructions
September 28, 2020 More

Medicare Part D Notice Reminder: Deadline of October 14th
September 18, 2020 More

How Employers Should Handle MLR Rebates
August 31, 2020 More

Supreme Court Ruling – Title VII Nondiscrimination Rules
August 4, 2020 More

2021 “Affordability” Percentage
August 3, 2020 More

Business Leaders – The Times They Are A-Changin…
July 22, 2020 More

Long-term Care – More Than Just an Executive Benefit
July 17, 2020 More

Supreme Court Ruling – Contraceptive Exemption
July 14, 2020 More

Agency Update
June 22, 2020 More

Effects of COVID-19 on Health Care Consumption
June 17, 2020 More

Updated PCORI Fees Released
June 10, 2020 More

REMINDER: PCORI Fees
June 2, 2020 More

HSA Requirements and Limits for 2021
May 27, 2020 More

COVID-19: Benefits-Related Checklist
May 22, 2020 More

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – DOL Temporary Rule
April 3, 2020 More

IRS Releases Guidance on FFCRA Tax Credit
April 2, 2020 More

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – Model Notice and More Q&A Document Updates
April 1, 2020 More

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – More Updates to DOL FAQs
March 31, 2020 More

CARES Act Includes Employee Benefits Related Provisions
March 30, 2020 More

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – Agency Guidance Released
March 25, 2020 More

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Impact on Employee Benefits
March 19, 2020 More

HDHPs Will Not Lose HSA Qualified Status for Covering COVID-19 Expenses & Other Benefits Questions
March 17, 2020 More

The Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Important ACA Case
March 11, 2020 More

Appellate Court Invalidates ACA’s Individual Mandate
December 30, 2019 More

Cadillac Tax Repealed and Other Benefits Changes Contained in the End-of-Year Spending Bill Passed by Congress
December 26, 2019 More

IRS Provides 2019 Transition Relief and an Extended Deadline for Providing Form 1095 to Employees and Participants
December 9, 2019 More

IRS Announces 2020 Health FSA Limits
November 11, 2019 More

Health Insurance Tax (HIT) Resumes 2020
October 2, 2019 More

How Employers Should Handle MLR Rebates
September 23, 2019 More

Should Your Business be Considering Association Health Plans?
September 17, 2019 More

Things To Know When Evaluating Reference-Based Pricing Models for Your Business
September 9, 2019 More

Medicare Part D Notice Reminder: Deadline of October 14th
September 4, 2019 More

Funding Healthcare and Retirement Expenses with HSAs
August 6, 2019 More

2020 “Affordability” Percentage
July 25, 2019 More

HSAs & Preventive Coverage
July 22, 2019 More

HHS Changes Rule Regarding Prescription Drug Manufacturer Coupons and Cost-Sharing Requirements
July 18, 2019 More

Recent Executive Order
July 1, 2019 More

Final Rules – Two New HRA Options for 2020
June 26, 2019 More

Retain Employees with Student Loan Reimbursement
June 11, 2019 More

HHS Proposes Rolling Back Section 1557 Discrimination Protections Related to Gender Identity
June 6, 2019 More

HSA Requirements and Limits for 2020
June 4, 2019 More

REMINDER: PCORI Fees Due July 31
June 3, 2019 More

Gender Health Benefits in Washington State
May 22, 2019 More

IRS Clarifies Employer’s Ability to Recover Mistaken HSA Contributions
April 16, 2019 More

HIPAA Privacy and Security Mistakes Employers Make
April 8, 2019 More

Federal Court Blocks New DOL Association Health Plan Rules
April 3, 2019 More

Creative Strategies to Retain Key Employees
March 28, 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

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