EBIA Weekly Newsletter

IRS Information Letter Addresses Employer Shared Responsibility and Coordination With Prevailing Wage Laws

   July 19, 2018

IRS Information Letter 2018-0013 (June 21, 2018) Available at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-wd/18-0013.pdf The IRS’s Office of Chief Counsel has released an information letter on employer shared responsibility under Code § 4980H in response to an inquiry from a legislator on behalf of a constituent who owns a small business. The constituent’s company is subject to federal prevailing … Read More

Court Grants Relief to College With Religious Objections to Providing Contraceptive Coverage

   July 19, 2018

Geneva College v. HHS, 2018 WL 3348982 (W.D. Pa. 2018) Available at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-pawd-2_12-cv-00207/pdf/USCOURTS-pawd-2_12-cv-00207-6.pdf A federal trial court has granted a permanent injunction to a nonprofit college with religious objections to the contraceptive coverage mandate and accommodation process. As background, non-grandfathered group health plans must provide coverage without cost-sharing for certain preventive services, including … Read More

IRS Updates Model VCP Compliance Statements to Reflect Fee Changes

   July 19, 2018

IRS Forms 14568-B (Model VCP Compliance Statement – Schedule 2: Other Nonamender Failures and Failure to Timely Adopt a 403(b) Plan Timely) (2018); 14568-E (Model VCP Compliance Statement – Schedule 5: Plan Loan Failures (Qualified Plans and 403(b) Plans)) (2018); and 14568-H (Model VCP Compliance Statement – Schedule 8: Failure to Pay Required Minimum Distributions … Read More

Can Our Plan Require Cost-Sharing for Colonoscopy-Related Services?

   July 19, 2018

QUESTION: Our company sponsors a non-grandfathered group health plan subject to the preventive services mandate. We understand that the plan may not impose cost-sharing for a colonoscopy that is performed as a screening procedure under the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation. Are there other services performed in connection with a screening colonoscopy that … Read More

Compliance at Your Fingertips: EBIA’s Benefits Compliance Library     

   July 12, 2018

You can rely on EBIA to keep you up-to-date on the ever-changing compliance requirements for employee benefits. We provide expert analysis on a broad range of topics, with practical tips that will help you comply with the complex rules. Here are some of the latest enhancements to our Health Care Reform and Fringe Benefits publications: … Read More