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
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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.
Electrical current is found in power lines, transformers, breaker boxes and power outlets. Exposure to an electric current can cause shock, injury and even death. Proper maintenance of equipment and thorough employee safety training can reduce your risks.
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?
The Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study - Collaborative Risk Management examines the concept of using functional network structures and collaborative teams that are formed to manage enterprise-wide risks.
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.
Many workers routinely use hand tools and don’t think of them as dangerous, but accidents continue to occur. Protect yourself and your employees with documented procedures, communications and training.
This Article Includes: Split Appellate Decisions on Contraceptive Coverage and For-Profit Businesses Likely to End with Supreme Court, California Imposes 60-Day Limit on Eligibility Waiting Periods, 2013 Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate County List Updated, DOL Releases Modifiable Notice of Coverage Options for Employer Use, New Healthcare Reform Website Targeted at Employers Launched by Government, CMS Releases FAQ on Marketplace Income Verification, HHS Requests Comments to Help Develop PPACA Nondiscrimination Regulation, Questions and Answers for Employers
Hand washing is considered a routine practice of hygiene, but many workers don’t realize how important it can be in the prevention of disease. Proper skin care and hand protection help to keep workers healthier, productive and on the job.
Tragedies can occur anywhere. School administration and personnel nationwide are focused on school safety and security policies and procedures. This includes after-hours religious education programs. Creating the most comprehensive emergency plan for your facility will best ensure safety for everyone.