All Items: Benefits Administration

  • IRS Addresses Tax Treatment of Popular Wellness Program Benefits

    Date:
    April 26, 2017

    Two IRS Chief Counsel Advice Memoranda provide good examples of the tax ramifications of wellness program benefits provided under various scenarios.

  • 'Respectful Treatment' Biggest Driver of Job Satisfaction, Says SHRM Survey

    Date:
    April 24, 2017

    Although 65 percent of the 600 employees surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management said "respectful treatment of all employees at all levels" is very important for job satisfaction, only 38 percent said they are currently satisfied with the level of respect in their workplaces.

  • Final IRS Regulations Define Marriage in Gender-Neutral Terms

    Date:
    September 6, 2016

    On September 2, the IRS released immediately effective final regulations that define the term "spouse" in a gender-neutral manner under federal law. The regulations follow up on two Supreme Court decisions that have recognized same-sex marriage at the federal and state levels since 2013.

  • IRS Discusses Tax Treatment of Wellness Program Benefits

    Date:
    June 10, 2016

    The IRS has released a Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum discussing the tax treatment of wellness program benefits and employer reimbursement of premiums provided on a pretax basis under a ยง 125 cafeteria plan (under the Internal Revenue Code - IRC).

  • EEOC Releases Employer Wellness Programs Final Rules

    Date:
    May 25, 2016

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules on employer wellness programs, which address employee protections under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

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