Posts by Tina Bull

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  1. IRS Provides Guidance on Employer Tax Credit for Paid Family & Medical Leave (Benefit Minute)

    The Internal Revenue Service has issued Notice 2018-71 which provides guidance on the employer tax credit for paid family and medical leave.  This new tax credit was established by the tax reform bill passed in December 2017 and applies to wages paid in the 2018 and 2019 tax years. Eligible Employers An employer need not […]

  2. Recent Litigation Revolving Around the ACA (Benefit Minute)
  3. Taxable & Nontaxable Fringe Benefits: A Refresher (Benefit Minute)
  4. DOL Expands Association Health Plans (Benefit Minute)

    In response to an executive order issued in October 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final regulation that is intended to make it easier for sole proprietors and small employers to join together via Association Health Plans (AHPs) and obtain health insurance coverage in the large group market, which generally imposes fewer […]

  5. Department of Labor Continues to Focus on Mental Health Parity (Benefit Minute)
  6. Legislative and Regulatory Updates (Benefit Minute)
  7. Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (MHWFA) (Benefit Minute)

    On January 12, 2018, the Maryland legislature enacted the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (MHWFA) by overriding Governor Hogan’s veto from the prior legislative session. The MHWFA requires all Maryland employers to provide sick and safe leave to eligible employees.  Legislative attempts to delay the effective date of the Act have been unsuccessful, so it is […]

  8. New Disability Claims Regulation Effective April 2, 2018 (Benefit Minute)
  9. IRS Provides Short-Term Relief for HSA Eligibility in Maryland (Benefit Alert)