Category: UBA Blog

The IRS and Department of Labor have provided guidance on managing benefit plans for employers affected by recent hurricanes or California wildfires.
Advance informational copies of the 2017 Form 5500 annual return have been released so that employers can prepare for required reporting on benefit plans.
In late 2017, the IRS plans to issue Letter 226J to inform large employers of their potential liability for an employer shared responsibility payment.
The prevalence of consumer-directed health plans continues to grow in most markets and costs are still below average.
If passed, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax reform bill would make changes to employee fringe benefits.
How should employers handle pay for employees unable to come to work because of a natural disaster?
The 2017 UBA Health Plan Survey reveals that employers continue to shift more of health care expenses to employees through out-of-pocket cost increases.
The 21st Century Cures Act provides a method for certain small employers to reimburse individual health coverage premiums up to a dollar limit.
The IRS has issued guidance on Forms 1094-1095, the PCORI fee, leave-based donation programs, and COBRA continuation coverage.
October was a busy month in the employee benefits world, with several U.S. agencies issuing guidance on regulation affecting group health plans.