• Temporary Modifications to I-9 Process

    Physical document inspection not required for remote workers during the pandemic The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it will defer the requirements for employers to physically review I-9 documents in-person with new employees. This change applies only to employers and workplaces that are operating completely remotely.  If there are any employees physically at the End excerpt

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  • Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses

    Source: IRS.com New legislation ensures workers are not forced to choose between paychecks and their health amidst the global pandemic. The U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (Labor) announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately End excerpt

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  • IRS Announces Higher 2020 Retirement Plan

    November 7, 2019 | Blog/HR News/Uncategorized

    The IRS has announced the inflation-adjusted figures for retirement account savings and other cost-of-living changes in Notice 2019-59 effective January 1, 2020. 2020 Highlights 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan: limits increased by $500 from $19,000 in 2019 to $19,500 in 2020 The catch-up contribution: limit for employees over End excerpt

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  • Reporting Requirement Under D.C. Individual Mandate

    OTR NOTICE Under new tax guidance (Notice 2019-04), D.C. residents must have minimal essential health care coverage (MEC), have a coverage exemption, or pay a tax penalty for tax years ending on or after December 31, 2019. Insurance companies, business providing insurance to their employees, and other applicable entities are required to file information returns End excerpt

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  • 2019 Medicare Part D Notice

    The following information is provided as guidance for employers and their employees regarding Medicare Part D notification requirements. Should you have specific questions regarding your organization’s health plan, or other employee benefits, please contact a FosterThomas Employee Benefits Specialist. Medicare Part D Eligible Employees This post serves as a reminder that employers who provide prescription drug End excerpt

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  • 2020 Health Savings Account and Compliant Health Plan Limits

    August 14, 2019 | Blog/HR News

    The IRS has announced the annual Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution limits and High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) minimum deductible and maximum out-of-pocket limits that will apply in 2020. Individual contributions are increasing from $3,500 to $3,550. Maximum contributions for family plans are increasing from $7,000 to $7,100. High deductible plans in 2020 will be those that have an End excerpt

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  • 2018 Medicare Part D Notice

    October 3, 2018 | Blog/HR News/News

    2018 Medicare Part D Notice The following information is provided as guidance for employers and their employees regarding Medicare Part D notification requirements. Should you have specific questions regarding your organization’s health plan, or other employee benefits, please contact a FosterThomas Employee Benefits Specialist. Medicare Part D Eligible Employees This post serves as a reminder that End excerpt

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  • PEO Vs. HR Outsourcing – What’s the Difference?

    September 7, 2018 | Blog

    Running a small business can prevent a few issues stemming from staff management, as developing an infrastructure and determining employee benefits can prove challenging. Insert PEOs, or Professional Employer Organizations, which partner with companies to aid human resources, employee benefits, regulatory compliance, and payroll outsourcing. While that all sounds positive, moving forward with a PEO End excerpt

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  • Upcoming Due Date for VETS-4212 report

    August 14, 2018 | Blog/HR News

    The VETS-4212 report is due annually on September 30th. The submission of the Veterans-4212 report is required if you are a government contractor or subcontractor with contracts of $150,000 or more. Federal contractors and subcontractors completing the VETS-4212 report must provide information on the number of employees and new hires during the reporting period who End excerpt

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  • IRS Sets New 2019 Limits for Group Plans and HDHP/HSA Plans

    July 11, 2018 | Blog

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has recently released the 2019 cost-of-living adjusted limits for group plans, high deductible health plans (HDHPs), and health savings accounts (HSAs). Below are the details: HSA Contribution Limits. The 2019 annual HSA contribution limit is $3,500 for individuals with self-only HDHP coverage (a $50 increase from 2018), and $7,000 for End excerpt

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