EBIA Weekly Newsletter

EBIA’s Manuals Keep Compliance in Reach

   October 27, 2016

With EBIA’s manuals, you have a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips! Here are some highlights of what we’ve added lately to our Consumer-Driven Health Care and Group Health Plan Mandates publications: Consumer-Driven Health Care. We have added a new subsection discussing the correction of HRA distribution errors. Our discussion of wellness programs … Read More

IRS Releases 2017 Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Health FSAs, Transportation Benefits, Adoption Assistance, and More

   October 27, 2016

Rev. Proc. 2016-55 (Oct. 25, 2016); IRS News Release IR-2019-139 (Oct. 25, 2016) Rev. Proc. 2016-55 News Release The IRS has released the 2017 cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for a wide variety of tax-related limits, including limits relating to salary reductions under health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs), qualified transportation fringe benefits, … Read More

EEOC Answers More Questions About Wellness Program Incentive Limits

   October 27, 2016

EEOC Informal Discussion Letter on ADA and GINA: Applicability of Incentive Limits for Employer Wellness Programs (Aug. 31, 2016) Available at https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/foia/letters/2016/ada_gina_wellness_programs_limits_8_31.html The EEOC’s legal staff has written another informal discussion letter clarifying aspects of the EEOC’s final regulations on wellness programs. This letter responds to questions about the regulations under the Americans … Read More

EBIA Virtual Conference and Upcoming EBIA Webinars From Checkpoint Learning

   October 20, 2016

Don’t miss our upcoming Virtual Conference, featuring selected topics from our advanced conference in Seattle! Our upcoming webinars cover Group Health Plan Notices, COBRA Compliance, and Form 1094/1095 Reporting. EBIA webinars, conferences, and seminars—now including seminar recordings—are available for purchase and registration on the Checkpoint Learning® platform. For more information, please … Read More