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Healthcare Reform Update - September 12, 2013

This Article Includes: IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Employer Shared Responsibility and Issuer Reporting Requirements, Departments Issue Significant Guidance on the Notice of Coverage Options due by October 1: While Gallagher Releases Additional Resources to aid Employers, IRS Releases Final Individual Mandate Rules, Regulators Release Additional Guidance Clarifying 90-Day Waiting Period Requirement, Questions and Answers for Employers

Tag(s): Healthcare Reform; Health & Welfare;

Technical Bulletin-IRS Issues Guidance in Light of the Windsor Decision that Impacts Cafeteria Plan Election Rules, FSAs and HSA

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2014-01 (Notice) which provides guidance on the rules governing cafeteria plans, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. vs. Windsor. Previously, the IRS provided guidance in Revenue Ruling 2013-17, which interpreted the Windsor decision to define “spouse” for federal law purposes to include an individual married to a person of the same sex if the individuals are lawfully married under state law.

Tag(s): Health & Welfare; Compliance Consulting;

Property Management Remodeling Saves $100,000

A property management company had building remodeling plans approved by its city administration. The project included awnings that needed to be attached to the building. The remodeling was completed but inadvertently without awnings―until the city inspector noticed and delivered a fine. The updates and fine was anticipated to cost the company over $100,000. What could be done?

Tag(s): Loss Control; Real Estate; Property; Claims Advocacy;

Real Estate & Hospitality 2013 Mid-Year Update

While claims from Superstorm Sandy may still be open, the lingering effect on the property market has been negligible for most areas who did not suffer a loss. Sadly, some property and casualty brokers share a reputation similar to some real estate sponsors who just want the cash in the door, and fail to disclose the details on erroneous real estate information to the markets. If so, the unsuspecting customer can be left with little or no coverage.

Tag(s): Real Estate; Property; Hospitality;