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HR Compliance: Resource Center

We understand that you need resources to help you maintain compliance within your Human Resource functions. In an effort to keep you up-to-date on the most recent compliance information, we've put together the following resources that will be of assistance to you. Please check back for future updates and changes!

Available Documents

  • As things are constantly changing with COVID-19, it is more important than ever to stay up to date on the most current developments.  This document contains resources to help keep you informed during this time.  Stay healthy during this time! 

  • This document contains information on new coronavirus relief laws as well as actions steps employers should familiarize themselves with. 

  • This document contains information on compliance issues employers are facing during this unprecedented time. It goes through some action steps, as well as containing links to information resources. 


  • This pdf contains great resources, communication pieces, and general information regarding the 2019 employee benefits. Topics include timely health care updates, health care consumerism, plan designs, workplace wellness and more. The pdf also includes links to video content on enrollment, benefit communications pieces, and more. 

  • The Department of Labor (DOL) has broad authority to investigate or audit an employee benefit plan’s compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Audits are performed by the DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA).

  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA) added a new disclosure requirement for group health plans and health insurance issuers—the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC).

  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a fee on health insurance issuers and plan sponsors of self-insured health plans to help fund the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers to report the aggregate cost of employer-sponsored group health plan coverage on their employees’ Forms W-2.

  • Effective Jan. 1, 2006, the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) added a voluntary outpatient prescription drug benefit to the Medicare program, known as Medicare Part D.

Overview Information

  • This guide is intended to provide information for employers on the Internal Revenue Code (Code) Section 6056 reporting requirements.

  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created a number of federal reporting requirements for employers and health plans. The additional reporting is intended to promote transparency with respect to health plan coverage and costs.

  • The controlled group and affiliated service group rules apply to many employee benefit laws, such as nondiscrimination testing and the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility rules, in order to discourage employers from setting up multiple companies to avoid the laws’ requirements.

  • The ACA provides basic eligibility criteria for individuals to enroll in “qualified health plans” (QHPs) through the Exchanges. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Exchange enrollment guidance for Medicare beneficiaries, which provides that Medicare beneficiaries are ineligible for coverage through the Exchanges’ individual market.

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