February 2018
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art1HR Update from the Perspective of a Benefit Advisor
By Laurie Rood

On January 25, our sister company, HR Done Right, along with Fisher Phillips law firm, had a fabulous compliance update. I realized that although we announced it in our monthly newsletter, many of our clients and associates were unaware of the event.

The information below is one of the items that really struck me as an employee benefit advisor and an employer.  I kept this short and sweet using information from the presentation, with my slant of course.

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art2'Cadillac Tax' Delayed Until 2022

President Trump has signed the Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, which (among other things) delays implementation of the "Cadillac Tax," the Affordable Care Act's excise tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health coverage, until 2022. Previously, this tax-which would impose a 40% tax on plans that cost more than $10,200 (for self-only coverage) and $27,500 (for family coverage)-was set to become effective in 2020.

Article reprinted with permission from HR360.com 

Art3HR Done Right Blog: ICE Raids in Northern California

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a federal government law enforcement agency that is responsible for identifying and eliminating various security vulnerabilities in the United States. This government agency kicked off 2018 by raiding one hundred 7-11 stores throughout the US. On February 2, more than 75 businesses were visited by ICE, all in Northern California.

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Art4What Employers Need to Know About ACA Reporting in 2018

Under the Affordable Care Act, applicable large employers (ALEs)-generally those with at least 50 full-time employees, including full-time equivalent employees, in the preceding calendar year-must report certain information to their full-time employees and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about the health care coverage they have offered (if any).

With deadlines for 2017 reporting just a few weeks away, ALEs should begin thinking about these five information reporting facts:
  1. ALEs are required to furnish a Form 1095-C to each of their full-time employees by March 2, 2018.
  2. ALEs must file Forms 1095-C, accompanied by the transmittal Form 1094-C, with the IRS no later than February 28, 2018 (or April 2, 2018, if filing electronically).
  3. Self-insured ALEs must also report via Forms 1094-C and 1095-C.
  4. ALEs that file 250 or more Forms 1095-C must file them electronically.
  5. ALEs can find a complete list of information reporting resources at the IRS's Information Center for Applicable Large Employers.

Article reprinted with permission from HR360.com

Art5Harassment Prevention Training

Some California employers are required to complete mandatory training under California AB1825. This interactive, in person training session will be facilitated by HR Done Right's certified harassment prevention trainer, Julie Worley. This training meets AB1825 compliance requirements. Whether or not your business must comply with AB1825, this program is beneficial for all business owners, supervisors and HR professionals.

Wednesday March 14, 2018
8:15 AM Registration
8:30- 11:00 AM Training

Register today- this popular class will fill up quickly!

art6Office Closure: Presidents' Day

Benefits Done Right will be closed Monday, February 19, 2018 in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday.

We will process and respond to all email and voicemails promptly when normal business hours resume at 7:30 AM on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. 

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