Medicare Part D Notices – Due October 14th!

Progressive Benefit Group would like to remind you that on an annual basis, Medicare Part D requires employers to disclose to individuals who are eligible for Medicare Part D and to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) whether the health plan’s...

Changes in SDI & PFL Policies Coming in 2018

In an effort to offer assistance to low wage workers and to shrink the growing income gap, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 908 in early 2017; a bill that will increase State Disability Insurance (SDI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) in the State of California. AB 908 will...

IRS Announces 2018 Health Savings Account (HSA) Limits

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reviews Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for contribution limits, the minimum deductible required for a health plan to qualify as a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) and the maximum out-of-pocket expenses. Based on this...

House Republicans Pass Amended AHCA

OVERVIEW On May 4, 2017, members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted 217-213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), after it had been amended several times. The AHCA is the proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The AHCA...

Mandatory OSHA Deadline Approaching

Each year from February 1 to April 30, Employers Must Post the OSHA Form 300A Employers with more than ten employees and whose establishments are not classified as a partially exempt industry must record work-related injuries and illnesses using OSHA Forms 300, 300A...

1095- Extended Reporting Dates

On November 18, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced extended deadlines for 2016 Minimum Essential Coverage (Section 6055) and Large Employer Shared Responsibility (Section 6056) reporting due to individuals in early 2017. The extended deadlines are as...

New I-9 Form Released

The new I-9 form was released on November 14. It may now be used, although the old form will remain valid through January 21, 2017. After that date, you must use the new form. We recommend you train all employees who are responsible for completing the I-9 and start to...

New 2017 Limits Announced

HSA Limits: For 2017, the maximum annual HSA contribution for individuals with self-only coverage will increase from $3,350 to $3,400, but the limit will remain $6,750 for individuals with family coverage. The minimum annual deductible and maximum annual out-of-pocket...