Benefit News

Legislative and Marketplace Updates

Nov 2017 New California Laws Set to Take Effect
Nov 2017 California Enacts New Parent Leave Act
Oct 2017 2018 IRS Benefit Limits and San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance (SFHCSO) Contribution Requirements
Oct 2017 Reminder: Annual Medicare Part D Notice Distribution Deadline is October 14, 2017
Aug 2017 Anthem and Memorialcare Hospitals Terminate Contract
Jun 2017 New York Paid Family Leave Law Set To Take Effect
May 2017 IRS Announces 2018 HSA/HDHP Limits
Apr 2017 Reminder: San Francisco 2017 Annual Reporting Deadlines
Feb 2017 Aetna - Humana Merger Plans Called Off, Cigna Seeks to End Merger Deal with Anthem
Jan 2017 Reminder: Annual Medicare Part D Disclosure to CMS Due by March 1, 2017 for Calendar Year Plans
Nov 2016 San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance Compliance Update
Oct 2016 Reminder: Annual Medicare Part D Notice Distribution Deadline is October 14, 2016
Jul 2016 DOL Increases Penalties for Employee Benefit Plan Violations
Jun 2016 New Paid Leave and Minimum Wage Laws for Several California Cities
Jun 2016 EEOC Finalizes Wellness Rules Under ADA and GINA; Publishes Sample Notice for Employers to Comply with ADA
May 2016 IRS Announces 2017 HSA/High Deductible Health Plan Limits
May 2016 DOL Issues FMLA Employer Guide and Updates FMLA Poster
Apr 2016 Reminder: San Francisco 2016 Annual Reporting Deadlines
Feb 2016 Reminder: Annual Medicare Part D Disclosure To CMS Due By February 29, 2016 For Calendar Year Plans
Jan 2016 Transit Parity Becomes Law
Nov 2015 EEOC Issues Proposed Rule on GINA and Wellness Programs
Jul 2015 California's New Paid Leave Law Amended
Apr 2015 EEOC Issues Proposed Rule On The ADA and Wellness Programs
Apr 2015 San Francisco - 2014 Annual Reporting Deadlines
Mar 2015 DOL Expands Protections to Same-Sex Spouses Under the FMLA
Jan 2015 Reminder: Annual Medicare Part D Disclosure to CMS Due By March 1, 2015 for Calendar Year Plans
Dec 2014 Are You Ready to Comply with California's New Paid Sick Leave Law?
Nov 2014 HPID Requirement Delayed Indefinitely
Oct 2014 Annual Medicare Part D Notice Distribution Deadline
Sep 2014 California Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law
Sep 2014 Deadline for Updating HIPAA Business Associate Agreements is September 22, 2014
Aug 2014 San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance - More Changes on the way for 2015
Apr 2014 Commuter Benefits Program Now Required for Bay Area Employers
Apr 2014 San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance Annual Reporting Due
Jul 2013 San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance 2014 Health Care Expenditure Rates Announced
Jun 2013 Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, Clears way for Same-Sex Marriage in California
Feb 2010 Health and Welfare Plans: 2009 - 2010 Legislative Summary
Dec 2009 COBRA Subsidy Update. New Legislation Extends Eligibility for ARRA Premium Subsidy to February 2010
Dec 2009 Congress Working to Extend COBRA Subsidy

Annual Limits

2017 2017 IRS Benefit Limits San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance (SFHCSO) Contribution Requirements
2016 2016 IRS Benefit Limits San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance (SFHCSO) Contribution Requirements
2015 IRS Announces Indexed Limits for 2015; Medicare Premiums, Deductibles for 2015
2014 IRS Announces Indexed Limits for 2014; Medicare Premiums, Deductibles for 2014
2013 IRS Announces Indexed Limits for 2013; Medicare Premiums, Deductibles for 2013
2012 IRS Announces Indexed Limits for 2012; Medicare Premiums, Deductibles for 2012
2011 IRS Announces Indexed Limits for 2011; Medicare Premiums, Deductibles for 2011
2010 IRS Announces Indexed Limits for 2010; Medicare Premiums, Deductibles for 2010
2009 IRS Announces Indexed Limits for 2009; Medicare Premiums, Deductibles for 2009

Burnham Benefits Bulletin

Apr 2016 ACA Litigation May Affect Employers / HHS's Office for Civil Rights launches Phase 2 of HIPAA Privacy Audit Program / US Supreme Court Seeks New Ways to Decide Birth Control Cases Involving Religious Institutions / Minimum Wage Law Updates
Mar 2016 Recent Court Rulings Raise Questions about FMLA / Revised SBC Template Proposed / ERISA Compliance
Feb 2016 ACA Reporting Deadlines Delayed / HHS Proposes Increased Out-of-pocket Maximums