Category Archives: Regulatory & Compliance Updates

November 7, 2016- Compliance Observer Alert- 2016 Reinsurance Fees are Due

November 7, 2016 2016 REINSURANCE FEES ARE DUE The deadline to submit your 2016 annual enrollment counts and schedule your 2016 reinsurance payment(s) is November 15, 2016.  This marks the third and final year to pay the reinsurance fees. Sponsors of self-insured group health plans are responsible for paying the reinsurance fees. If you are […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – October 2016

Safety Sentinel: October 2016 Lockout/Tag-out Errors: “The Fatal Five” Lockout/tag-out refers to a series of procedures designed to keep employees safe while servicing or performing maintenance on machinery or other energized systems (i.e. electric, hydraulic, etc.) This handout outlines common lockout/tag-out errors, as well as employee attitudes which can contribute to these oversights.  All employees […]

Sep 16, 2016 – Compliance Observer Alert – Year End Compliance Requirements & Deadlines

September 16, 2016 Year End Compliance Requirements & Deadlines Key benefit requirements and deadlines for 2016. September Summary Annual Report (SAR) – A narrative summary of your Form 5500, including a statement of the right to receive the annual report, must be distributed to plan participants by the last day of the ninth month following […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – September 2016

September 2016 Responding to Electrical Exposure Incidents Contact with low voltage electricity or lightning is often the cause of an electrical injury, usually a burn. The electrical current needs to be broken before help can be given.  If the casualty has been thrown by the current there may be a fracture; if unconscious the heart may […]

Aug 26, 2016 – Compliance Observer Alert – New ACA Nondiscrimination Rules

August 26, 2016 What Do the New ACA Nondiscrimination Rules Mean to You? Applies to: All Employers On May 18, 2016, we published this Compliance Alert detailing the requirements of the new ACA Nondiscrimination Rules (Section 1557 of the ACA) and to whom the rules apply. Since then, we have received many questions regarding how these […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – August 2016

August 2016:  Merging Carefully onto Highways Merging onto a congested highway can potentially be a dangerous task, especially when we consider the unpredictable behavior of the other driver. We need to stress to our drivers how to merge safely onto busy highways, by driving defensively and taking precautions to prevent collisions when merging. A Key […]

Jul 28, 2016 – Compliance Observer Alert – ACA Reporting Update

July 28, 2016 ACA Reporting Update Applies to:  All Employers   Background Under the ACA, Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) are required to report on the health coverage offered to full-time employees.  To report this information to the IRS an ALE must use forms 1094-C and 1095-C (“IRS returns”) and these forms must be filed by […]

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