Special Alerts

2014 Issue 1 – IRS Guidance on Same-Sex Spouses
Issue 2 – Michigan Abortion Opt-Out Act
2013 Issue 1 – Changes to Medicare Part D Plan Parameters for 2014
Issue 2 – 2014 HDHP & HSA Limits
Issue 3 – DOMA Ruling Impact on Employers
Issue 4 – Federal Response to DOMA Decision
Issue 5 – DOL Updates Definition of Spouse
Issue 6 – IRS Permits Health FSA Carryovers
2012 Issue 1 - Michigan’s Public Employee Domestic Partner Benefit Restriction Act
Issue 2 – Michigan Autism Coverage
Issue 3 – 2013 Medicare Part D Parameters
Issue 4 – 2013 HSA Limits
Issue 5 – Common Questions on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
2011 Issue 1 – 2012 Medicare Part D Parameters
Issue 2 – 2012 Health Savings Account Provisions
Issue 3 – Extension for Filing Form 8928
Issue 4 – Public Employers in Michigan – Union Agreements
Issue 5 – Michigan Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act
Issue 6 – Michigan’s Publicly Funded Health Insurance Contribution Act
Issue 7 – New FAQs on Mental Health Parity Implementation
2010 Issue 1 – DOL Releases Model Notices
Issue 2 – CHIP Notices
Issue 3 – ARRA Subsidy Extended
Issue 4 – New Self-Reporting Procedure for Health Plan Violations
Issue 5 – Extension of ARRA COBRA Subsidy
Issue 6 – 2011 Health Saving Account Provisions
Issue 7 – 2011 Medicare Part D Parameters
2009 Issue 1 – New Guidance- Medicare Notices
Issue 2 – COBRA Assistance Required by Stimulus Package
Issue 3 – Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009
Issue 4 – New Notices for COBRA
Issue 5 – IRS Guidance on ARRA COBRA Administration
Issue 6 – 2010 Medicare Part D Parameters
Issue 7 – 2010 Health Savings Account Provisions
Issue 8 – GINA and Wellness Plans
Issue 9 - Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Changes
Issue 10 – ARRA COBRA Assistance Extended
2008 Issue 1 – FMLA Expansion
Issue 2 – More Wellness Guidance
Issue 3 – 2009 Medicare Part D Parameters
Issue 4 – 2009 Health Savings Account Provisions
Issue 5 - More Guidance on Health Savings Accounts
Issue 6 – HSA Grab Bag Guidance
Issue 7 – Two New Initiatives Impacting Employers
Issue 8 – Mandatory Medicare Secondary Payer Reporting
Issue 9 - HEART Act: Qualified Reservist Distribution
Issue 10 – Michelle’s Law
2007 Issue 1 – Major Enhancements to HSAs
Issue 2 – Additional Guidance of HIPAA Security
Issue 3 – More Guidance on FSA and HRA Rollovers
Issue 4 – New Guidance on Medicare Part D Notices
Issue 5 - New Health Savings Accounts Guidance
Issue 6 – EEOC Retiree Health Care Rule
Issue 7 – CMS Releases 2008 Medicare Part D Parameters
Issue 8 – Creditable Coverage Notice to CMS
2006 Issue 1 – Creditable Coverage Notice to CMS
Issue 2 – Final USERRA Regulations
Issue 3 – IRS Definition of Dependent Technical Corrections to WFTRA
Issue 4 – Privacy Notice Reminder
Issue 5 – New Guidance on Debit Cards
Issue 6 – Final Guidelines on Comparable Contributions With HSAs
Issue 7 – Electronic Filing of Form 5500
Issue 8 – Health Savings Accounts – Are They ERISA Plans?
2005 Issue 1 – EEOC Ruling on Retiree Healthcare Defeated
Issue 2 – Change in Section 125
Issue 3 – Recent HRA & HSA Guidance
Issue 4 – Comparability Requirements for HSAs
Issue 5 – More Guidance Released on HSAs
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