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Medicare Part D Notices Due Soon: Coming Up in Compliance

Medicare Part D notice must be provided to employees by October 15, 2018. Here’s everything you need to know. The Basics Every year, Medicare Part D requires employers, as group health plan sponsors, to disclose to  employees eligible for Medicare Part … Continue reading

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The Davis-Bacon Act: Everything You Need to Know about DBA Compliance

Compliance tops the list, when it comes to government contractors’ priorities. Construction contracts with the federal government are governed by the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA), so it’s best to brush up on your DBA basics. Read on to learn more about … Continue reading

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Downstream Compliance and Contractor Responsibility

Every year, the federal government spends more than $500 billion a year on contracts. More than 50 percent of that total works its way down to subcontractors. Wow. The business of government contracting is built upon the hard work of … Continue reading

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Boon Buzz: HSA/HDHP Limits Will Increase for 2019

The IRS limits for HSA contributions are set to increase for 2019. This also includes the limits for HDHPs. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the inflation-adjusted limits on health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Pushes Back Against DOL Rule

Eleven states, accompanied by the District of Columbia, have launched a lawsuit against the federal government. This suit is led by New York and the following states have signed on, as well: California, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, … Continue reading

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New SCA Fringe Rates for 2018/2019 Issued

The Wage and Hour Division has released the new fringe rates for 2018/2019. The Wage and Hour Division’s All Agency Memorandum 227 sets the Service Contract Act (SCA) Health and Welfare Fringe Benefit rate for $4.48 per hour, an increase … Continue reading

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DOL Finalizes Rule to Expand Association Health Plans

On June 19, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule that makes it easier for small employers to join together to purchase health insurance. By forming these benefit arrangements, called Association Health Plans or AHPs, small employers can … Continue reading

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