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BRCC / Baldwin Bulletin – May 2024


Baldwin Bulletin


Welcome to the May 2024 Issue

A monthly guide to important legal news and employee benefits-related industry happenings, designed to keep you abreast of the latest developments.

This month’s issue of the Baldwin Bulletin focuses on providing you with important upcoming compliance deadlines as well as information regarding certain hot-button compliance issues significantly impacting employers.

Upcoming Compliance Deadlines

Employers must comply with numerous reporting and disclosure requirements in connection with their group health plans. Review the upcoming deadlines below.

2024 HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule Training Calendar

BRCC’s HIPAA training calendar for 2024 is available below. Please note that all trainings will be broadcast on the first Tuesday of each month, beginning at 3:00 pm Eastern, 12:00 pm Pacific…

2024 BRCC Educational Webinar Calendar

The BRCC’s monthly webinar calendar for 2024 is available. Note that the webinar series is scheduled for the last Wednesday of every month at 1:00 pm Eastern, 10:00 am Pacific time…

Form 5500 Deadline is July 31, 2024, for Calendar Year Plans

Employers sponsoring certain tax-qualified employee benefit plans and other programs subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) must electronically…

Final Regulations Issued by the Departments Regarding Short-term, Limited-duration Insurance and Fixed Indemnity Coverage

On March 28, 2024, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments) released final rules regarding short-term, limited-duration..

Section 213(d): Overview and Applicability of Allowable Medical Expenses

Section 213(d) of the Internal Revenue Code is a critical component of the U.S. tax system. Specifically, Section 213(d) governs the taxability of certain reimbursements arising from qualifying

Impact of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) on the ACA Sec. 1557 & Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (CRA)

US District Court ruling in Christian Employers Alliance v. EEOC, et al. limits federal government enforcement of ACA Sec. 1557 and Title VII of CRA if they Interfere with the Religious Freedom…

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments Related to Legality of Medication Abortion

On March 26, 2024, the Supreme Court heard the case of Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, et al v FDA (5th Circuit Court ruling, stayed and awaiting final adjudication from the U.S. Supreme Court)

Question of the Month

Please confirm whether an employee’s spousal relocation of personal residence to the United States following a period of several years living as an ex-patriot (e.g., residing outside of the


Deadline Updates and Reminders

Ensure you don’t overlook critical updates and reminders that could potentially impact your employee benefits.

PCORI 2024 Fee Payment Amount Adjusted and Payment Reminder

Important Update on New Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Determination

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