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Welcome to the June 2024 Issue

The Baldwin Bulletin serves as a monthly guide to important regulatory developments, legal news, and employee benefits-related industry happenings designed to keep you abreast of the latest developments.

This month’s issue focuses on important upcoming compliance deadlines and includes our timeline of upcoming compliance requirements, in addition to providing information regarding certain hot-button compliance issues significantly impacting employers.

Upcoming Compliance Deadlines

For information regarding upcoming compliance deadlines for employer-sponsored group health plans.

IRS Releases 2025 HSA, HDHP, and HRA Inflation Adjusted Limits for 2025

The ​​Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2024-25 announcing the calendar year 2025 annual health savings account (HSA)

IRS Announces 2025 Affordable Care Act Pay-or-Play Penalties

The IRS has announced 2025 penalty amounts related to the employer shared responsibility requirements under the Affordable Care Act.

U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, May Uphold Nationwide Block on Mandated ACA Preventive Care Coverage

This last March, a three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (includes Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi)…

REMINDER – PCORI Fees Due July 31, 2024

The annual fee to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is due on July 31, 2024. The fee is paid by filing IRS Form 720 (Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return)..

Navigating Healthcare Costs: Update on Advanced Explanation of Benefits (AEOB)

On April 23, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided a status update on the implementation of the Advanced Explanation of Benefits (AEOB)…

DOL Rescinds 2018 Final Rule on Association Health Plans

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule rescinds the 2018 rule entitled ‘‘Definition of Employer Under Section 3(5) of ERISA—Association Health Plans’’ (2018 AHP Rule).

Change Healthcare, a U.S. Healthcare Company, is Confirmed as a Cyberattack

On February 21, 2024, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated disclosed that one of its companies, Change Healthcare, was experiencing a cyberattack…

HHS Finalizes Rule to Strengthen Reproductive Health Care Privacy

On April 22, 2024, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule (Final Rule) to modify certain provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule…

Question of the Month

Our “Question of the Month” concerns whether a group with separate entities should file a 5500 for each entity…


Deadline Updates and Reminders

Stay on top of everything and never miss out with our comprehensive calendars guiding you every step of the way

2024 HIPAA Complete Training Calendar.

2024 Baldwin Professional Education Connection Educational Webcast Calendar.

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