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Limited relief for certain employer health plan premium payments or reimbursements

USA - April 13 2015 Under so-called “employer payment plans” (“EPPs”), an employer pays or reimburses an employee for substantiated premium costs under individual health...

David M. Glaser, Bernard F. O'Hare, Jessica S. Carter.


Reminder: amendments needed to reflect $2,500 limit on health FSA contributions by year end

USA - December 5 2014 As mentioned in a prior Alert, beginning in 2013 employees' salary reduction contributions to a health flexible spending account (health FSA) may not...

David M. Glaser, Bernard F. O'Hare, Jessica S. Carter, Meridith Bogart Krell.


New developments and impending deadlines for employer group health plans

USA - October 10 2014 As the federal government agencies continue to push forward with implementation and administration of Health Care Reform (i.e., the Patient...

David M. Glaser, Bernard F. O'Hare, Jessica S. Carter, Meridith Bogart Krell.


New IRS guidance regarding same-sex spouses: employer action needed

USA - May 20 2014 On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court, in the landmark case, United States v. Windsor, found the provisions of that portion of the "Defense of...

David M. Glaser, Bernard F. O'Hare, Jessica S. Carter, Meridith Bogart Krell.


Final employer “play or pay” mandate guidance: employer action needed

USA - March 19 2014 The federal health care reform law enacted in 2010, known as the Affordable Care Act, added a provision to the Internal Revenue Code ("Code") (Code...

David M. Glaser, Bernard F. O'Hare, Jessica S. Carter, Meridith Bogart Krell.