Human Resources News & Insights

Does new IRS action spell doom for ACA employer mandate?

Employers who could be subject to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate penalties should be very interested in the latest move by the IRS. 

Protect employees from identity theft and refund fraud this tax season

Now that Tax Season 2017 is upon us, it is time for HR departments to remain vigilant against the pervasive threat of identity theft and refund fraud arising from the distribution of personal tax information, say guest posters Ken Dort and Reeva Thakrar, both attorneys for the firm of  Drinker Biddle & Reath. ____________________________________________________________________________

Trump issues ACA executive order: The fallout for employers

One of President Donald Trump’s first orders of business when he took office was issuing an executive order on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since then, much has been written about the order’s potential effect on the individual marketplace. Now, it’s time to address how it could impact employer plans. 

Feds pump out even more Obamacare instructions

If you believe Republicans on Capitol Hill, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) isn’t long for this world. Still, the Obama administration continues to clarify how businesses are supposed to comply with the law’s many provisions. 

DOL and IRS want a closer look at your retirement plan

Two of the most-feared government agencies for employers — the DOL and IRS — have decided there’s a real problem with the way retirement plans are being run, and they’re ramping up their audits to find out why that is.

Good news: Some employers get to start using stand-alone HRAs again

Employers may soon be able to use a key money-saving strategy that was recently taken away from them by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

No big changes in IRS retirement plan limits

The IRS just released the 2017 retirement plan contribution limits, and the changes aren’t big ones.   

IRS releases 2017 COLAs: Flex accounts, adoption assistance impacted

The IRS just released the 2017 Cost-Of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) for a slew tax-related employee benefits. Here’s what employers need to know about the new COLA limits:

New ACA reporting forms released by IRS: 7 things you need to know

In a painful reminder that ACA reporting season isn’t as far away as most would like it to be, the IRS has released the final forms and instructions employers need to start getting comfortable with. 

Beware: Workers’ 401(k) loans could wind up getting you audited

Convincing employees not to take out that 401(k) loan not only benefits those staffers’ financial health, it also helps keep you out of the feds’ crosshairs.