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Employee Benefits, Tax

Health Flexible Spending “Use or Lose” Rule Amended

On October 31, 2013 in Notice 2013-71 the IRS announced a modification to the “use or lose” rule for Health Flexible Spending Arrangements (Health FSAs). Health FSAs permit employers to reimburse employees for health care expenses, such as deductibles and co-pays. In general, these plans are funded by employees through salary reduction agreements.

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Employee Benefits, Employment Law

Implementation of ACA Employer Mandate Delayed

On July 2, 2013, the Obama administration announced that it will be delaying the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that “large” employers either provide health coverage for their employees or pay penalties (commonly known as “the employer mandate”). These requirements, which are a central part of the ACA and which were previously scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2014, will now be delayed until 2015.

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