How Congress’ Budget Bills Could Impact Employers

Each chamber in Congress has presented their tax cut bills, being euphemistically referred to as tax reform bills – as promised during the 2017 campaign. While much of the discussion in New York State has been about state and local tax deductions, a deeper dive reveals some impacts the two tax bills could have on employee benefits.

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Surety 101: Understanding Surety Bonds

For most private businesses and municipal governments, surety bonds are the preferred approach for guaranteeing the performance of obligations between entities. Put simply, surety bonds exist to ensure contract completion in the event of default from one party.

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Updates on Notices from CMS & IRS and the Implications for Employers

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently posted notices about changes affecting the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs.) Here’s a brief breakdown of these recent notices, and the implications they will have for employers.

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FAQs About the New York State Paid Family Leave Program

Rose & Kiernan, Inc. recently held a second webinar on the New York State Paid Family Leave Program (PFL), offering an overview of the program’s final regulations and tips for effective administration. Following the webinar, we compiled a list with additional answers to many questions asked by attendees during our presentation.

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After No Repeal on the ACA, What Comes Next?

Now that we’re past the September 30, 2017 deadline for using reconciliation rules to repeal and replace the current U.S. health care system, what lies ahead for the Affordable Care Act? Dan Colacino, Vice President of Underwriting and Compliance, details the options for what could happen next.

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