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Compliance Alerts

Key compliance deadlines for employers-sponsored group health plans.

Deadline:

January 03, 2019

Applicability:

Group health plans that provide prescription drug coverage…

Requirement:

Medicare Part D disclosure to CMS

Deadline:

January 31, 2019

Applicability:

Employers that filed 250 or more IRS Forms…

Requirement:

Form W-2 (including health plan costs)

Deadline:

February 28, 2019

Applicability:

Employers that are not ALEs and sponsor self-insured…

Requirement:

Section 6055 reporting (paper filing deadline)

Deadline:

February 28 ,2019

Applicability:

Employers that are ALEs and sponsor fully insured…

Requirement:

Section 6056 reporting (paper filing deadline)

Deadline:

February 28, 2019

Applicability:

Employers that are ALEs and sponsor self-insured health…

Requirement:

Sections 6055/6056 reporting (paper filing deadline)

Deadline:

March 04, 2019

Applicability:

Employers that are not ALEs and sponsor self-insured…

Requirement:

Section 6055 individual statements

Deadline:

March 04, 2019

Applicability:

Employers that are ALEs and sponsor fully insured…

Requirement:

Section 6056 individual statement

Deadline:

March 04, 2019

Applicability:

Employers that are ALEs and sponsor self-insured health…

Requirement:

Sections 6055/6056 individual statements

Deadline:

April 01, 2019

Applicability:

Employers that are ALEs and sponsor self-insured health…

Requirement:

Sections 6055/6056 reporting (electronic filing deadline)

Deadline:

April 04, 2019

Applicability:

Employers that are not ALEs and sponsor self-insured…

Requirement:

Section 6055 reporting (electronic filing deadline)

Deadline:

April 04, 2019

Applicability:

Employers that are ALEs and sponsor fully insured…

Requirement:

Section 6056 reporting (electronic filing deadline)

Deadline:

July 31, 2019

Applicability:

Employers with ERISA-covered group health plans that do…

Requirement:

Form 5500 (regular deadline)

Deadline:

July 31, 2019

Applicability:

Employers with self-insured health plans

Requirement:

PCORI fee (for plan years ending in 2018)

Deadline:

September 30 ,2019

Applicability:

Group health plans that are subject to the…

Requirement:

Summary annual report (regular deadline)

Deadline:

September 30, 2019

Applicability:

Employers with fully insured health plans that receive…

Requirement:

Medical loss ratio (MLR) rebates

Deadline:

October 14,2019

Applicability:

Group health plans that provide prescription drug coverage…

Requirement:

Medicare Part D notices

Deadline:

October 15,2019

Applicability:

Employers with ERISA-covered group health plans that do…

Requirement:

Form 5500 (extended deadline)

Deadline:

December 15, 2019

Applicability:

Group health plans that are subject to the…

Requirement:

SAR (extended deadline)

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