Author Archives: Ventris

IRS Decreases 2018 HSA Contribution Limit Drops $50 for Family

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that the 2018 annual limitation on health savings account (HSA) contributions by individuals with family coverage under a high deductible health plan (HDHP) is now $6,850….

IRS “Pay or Play” Penalty Letters Coming

Employers Will Have Opportunity to Respond Before Penalty Assessment The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it will begin mailing employers letters informing them of their potential liability for…

Reminder: Second Transitional Reinsurance Program Payment Due Nov. 15

Final Payment Due for Contributing Entities That Opted for Two-Part Contribution The second transitional reinsurance contribution payment for the 2016 benefit year is due November 15, 2017 for issuers and certain self-insured group…

Compliance Alert – Increased Tax Savings for 2018

  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced a number of inflation-adjusted tax items for 2018, some of which remain unchanged.   *Flexbile Spending Accounts (FSAs)  The annual dollar limit on employee…

#metoo – Sexual harassment in the workplace…are you doing enough to protect your employees and your business?

  Before one of the largest sexual harassment scandals in history broke a few weeks ago (in terms of the number of women allegedly affected), there were names such as…

Workplace Wellness Planning and Resources

Engage your employees by creating a happy and healthy work environment. Join us to learn about some great resources available through Ventris on Wednesday, August 9th at 9:00 AM.

New Expiration Date for Health Insurance Exchange Notices is May 31, 2020

Model Notices Previously Set to Expire on May 31, 2017 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has extended the effective date of its model Health Insurance…

NEW PENALTY FOR PAYMENT OF WAGES – UTAH LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

The 2017 Utah legislative session was a busy one, with over 500 bills being passed.  While only a few of these bills were employment-related, it’s important to know what was…

Updated Health Insurance Exchange Notice

Model Notices Previously Expired on February 28, 2017 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has extended the effective date of its model Health Insurance Exchange Notices…

New 2017 Form I-9 Compliance Tips

Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of all employees hired to work in the United States.  All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of the…