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New ACA Affordability Threshold

In Rev. Proc. 2018-34, the IRS released the inflation adjusted amounts for 2019 relevant to determining whether employer-sponsored coverage is “affordable” for purposes of the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA’s”) employer shared responsibility provisions and premium tax credit program. As shown in the table below, for plan years beginning in 2019, the affordability percentage is 9.86%…
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Introductory and Waiting Periods

Our Company just hired a new employee: When do we need to offer them benefits? How long can we wait legally? What are other companies in California doing? What’s the difference between, Introductory, Probationary, and other waiting periods? Help! You are not alone! These terms and the best practices for these periods are confusing. Here’s…
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News About Association Health Plans (AHPs)

On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor released its Final Rule regarding Association Health Plans (AHPs). AHPs are not new, but they have not been widely available in the past and, in some cases, they have not been successful. The Final Rule is designed to make AHPs available to a greater number of small businesses…
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Minimum Wage Going Up In Multiple Municipalities

If your business is located in any of these cities or municipalities, the local minimum wage is going up effective July 1, 2018. Make sure you have the correct local notice posted in your office! Berkeley, CA (on 10/1/2018) Chicago, IL Cook County, IL Emeryville, CA Los Angeles City Los Angeles County Malibu, CA Milpitas,…
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