Government Funding Bill Defers Cadillac Tax To 2022

Date: 02.01.18

Topic: Health Care Reform

The Big Picture: Already the beneficiary of a two-year delay that passed in December of 2015, the effective date of the “Cadillac tax” has been kicked down the road again, this time to 2022. The stop gap funding measure also suspended the Heal...

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From Tinseltown to the Workplace: Sexual Harassment Takes Center Stage

Date: 01.19.18

Topic: HR Consulting

#MeToo. This hashtag has rocked social media sharing platforms and shattered sexual harassment myths over the past month. Shocking harassment and assault allegations railed against A-List personalities in Hollywood, Washington, D.C. and major news...

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Department Of Labor Releases Adjustments To Penalties Associated With Employee Benefit Programs

Date: 01.06.18

Topic: Benefits News

Each year, the Department of Labor (DOL) is required to release the annual adjustments it makes to monetary penalties imposed for benefits-related violations. Employers who maintain compliance throughout the year will not be subject to any penalt...

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IRS Extends ACA Forms Issuance Deadline 2017

Date: 12.23.17

Topic: Benefits News, Health Care Reform

On December 22, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2018-06 to announce a 30-day automatic extension for insurers and employers to furnish 2017 IRS Forms 1095-B (Health Coverage) and 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Of...

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Baker Tilly Vantagen Named One Of NEPA’s Best Places To Work

Date: 12.13.17

Topic: Company News

We are honored to be one of the recipients of the inaugural “NEPA Best Places To Work” award. Thank you to our staff – you make Baker Tilly Vantagen so great – and thank you to the Times Leader readers for this distinction!...

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2015 ESR Assessment coming from IRS

ESR Assessments Are Coming!

Date: 11.16.17

Topic: Benefits News, Health Care Reform

The Fast Facts: Yes, we are actively preparing for the reportable year 2017 forms release.  No, the IRS has not adjusted the deadlines for the 2017 reporting that is due in early 2018.  What the IRS has done recently, however, is update its guid...

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IRS Announces PCORI Fee Increase

Date: 10.12.17

Topic: Benefits News, Health Care Reform

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a notice earlier this week announcing an increase in the dollar amount used to determine the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee for the upcoming plan year. The applicabl...

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It’s Not Too Late To Offer Valuable Identity Theft Benefits During Open Enrollment!

Date: 09.16.17

Topic: Benefits News

There’s a pretty good chance that some of your employees have been impacted by the recent Equifax breach, which affected nearly 143 million people. Employees are worried and with good reason. According to a recent study, your employees are 11...

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In Search Of The Elusive ITIN: The Devil Is In The Data

Date: 08.20.17

Topic: Health Care Reform

Individuals whose individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITINs) expire at the end of 2017 can begin sending renewal applications to the IRS. As background, the IRS issues ITINs to individuals who are required to have a U.S. taxpayer identific...

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COBRA Notice Delivery: Are You Keeping Up?

Date: 07.14.17

Topic: Benefits News, HR Consulting

As recently evidenced in a lawsuit brought against an employer,  providing COBRA notices in a timely fashion (and more importantly, having proof of such), is critical. The lawsuit stated that a former employee claimed that they had not received...

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Ask Us How To Utilize Seasonal Employees

Date: 06.15.17

Topic: HR Consulting

Days are getting longer and temperatures are warming up.  You’re probably thinking about heading to the beach but what you should be thinking about is how to incorporate a wonderful resource into your organization – summer help. Whether you d...

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IRS Update: HSA and HDHP Maximums

Date: 05.15.17

Topic: Benefits News, BeneTips

Baker Tilly Vantagen is committed to sharing IRS-issued updates that impact employers and employees alike. In the ever-changing world of employee benefits, we are here to distribute the important information you need to make benefits-related d...

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