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Pay or Play Affordability Percentage Will Decrease for 2024

By Employee Benefits, Legislative Updates

HIGHLIGHTS The IRS has announced the affordability percentage that will apply under the ACA’s pay or play rules for plan years beginning in 2024. This percentage (8.39%) is a significant decrease to the affordability threshold. ALEs will need to consider this affordability percentage in developing their health plan contribution strategies for the 2024 plan year. ALEs may need to lower the amount employees have to contribute for 2024 to meet the lowered percentage. On Aug. 23, 2023, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2023-29 to index the contribution percentage in 2024 for determining the affordability of an employer’s plan under the…

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Strengthening Safety and Mitigating Risks: Solutions Amid Michigan’s Overruling of Open and Obvious Defense in Slip and Fall Litigation

By Business Insurance, Legislative Updates, Risk Solutions

In a landmark decision, the Michigan Supreme Court has recently overruled decades of case law regarding the open and obvious defense in slip and fall litigation. This ruling has far-reaching implications for property owners, as it eliminates a commonly used defense strategy. It is crucial for business leaders to understand the implications of this decision and take proactive steps to address the issue. Kapnick can help.

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Key 2023 Health Plan Compliance Deadlines

By Employee Benefits, Legislative Updates

Employers must comply with numerous reporting and disclosure requirements throughout the year in connection with their group health plans. If you are concerned about missing key 2023 health compliance deadlines, we created this compliance overview that explains key 2023 compliance deadlines for employer sponsored group health plans. It also outlines group health plan notices employers must provide each year.

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Medicare Part D Disclosures Due to CMS

Legislative Update – DOL Releases EBSA Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01 – March 2021

By Legislative Updates

Quick Facts:Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued new guidance regarding notice and disclosure timeframe relief for employee benefit plans and plan participants due to COVID-19. EBSA Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01 (The Joint Notice) clarifies that the deadline for extended timeframes, such as a COBRA election, will be based upon the date each

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