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Author Archives: Bret Clark

Employer reporting under the Affordable Care Act (access required)

The Affordable Care Act imposes significant new reporting requirements on Idaho employers, and unless they prepare now, they will be hard pressed to satisfy the January 2016 deadline. The IRS recently finalized the forms and instructions employers will use to ...

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Employees should prioritize retirement plan document restatements (access required)

Many Idaho employers that sponsor qualified retirement plans use plan documents that have been pre-approved by the IRS and are maintained by plan service providers such as a third party administrator or plan recordkeeper. All pre-approved defined contribution plan documents ...

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Employers, it’s time to determine same-sex spouse benefits

Both supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage in Idaho are on hold after the United States District Court for the District of Idaho’s decision invalidating Idaho’s same-sex marriage ban was delayed pending appeal to the United States Court of Appeals ...

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Employers should start now to prepare for health care reform

Last July, when the Obama administration announced the one-year delay, until Jan. 1, 2015, in imposing the employer-shared-responsibility penalties of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (often referred to as health care reform), many Idaho employers slammed the brakes ...

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Employers: Start now on preparing for ACA 2015 deadline

Last July, when the Obama administration announced the one-year delay, until Jan. 1, 2015, in imposing the employer-shared-responsibility penalties of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, many Idaho employers slammed the brakes on their compliance efforts. Even though 2015 ...

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Employer-provided spousal benefits face different requirements from state to state

Idaho-based employers with employees in multiple states could be subject to significant penalties and litigation if they do not comply with the laws of each state regarding group health coverage and other benefits provided to the same-sex spouses of employees. ...

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DOMA guidance affects Idaho employers

The Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor invalidating Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act requires the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages valid under state law. Because employee benefit plans are regulated by federal law, many questions ...

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