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Employer Shared Responsiblity Penalties

To avoid possible penalties, applicable large employers (ALEs) must offer affordable/minimum value health benefits to at least 95% of full-time employees and their dependents. Find and download the matrix.

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2024 Penalty Amounts for Health Benefits Compliance Violations

On January 11, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued the 2024 inflation-adjusted civil monetary penalties that may be assessed for a wide variety of employee benefits compliance violations. The new amounts are effective January 15, 2024. See more in this article and download the PDF.

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Legal Update: Colorado FAMLI Reminder

Last chance notice. Employers who receive approval for private plans with an effective date of Jan. 1, 2024, will be eligible for a refund of premiums paid in 2023. The deadline for submission and approval of the plan is October 31, 2023. These organizations must also register with the division.

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Mental Health Parity Proposed Regulations

Mental Health Parity rules originated in 1996, but significant issues with non-compliance have more recently triggered additional attention, traction and action at the federal level. The 2023 proposed regulations are a good illustration of increasing federal regulatory focus on mental health parity, particularly with respect to the NQTLs, which are explained in more detail here.

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New Form I-9 Available Aug. 1, 2023

Legal Update: On July 21, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new version of Form I‑9, also known as the Employment Eligibility Verification form. Employers are required to use this form to verify that their employees are authorized to work in the United States. Employers can begin using the new form Aug. 1, 2023.

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