Benefits Snapshot - 11/9

Written by Allison Loehman | November 10, 2017

Data Security | ACA Update | IRS Benefit Limits

Every day on our LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook pages, we share need-to-know industry information for benefits pros. If you haven't joined the experts who follow us, here are the top stories from around the web:

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Data Security

October was National Data Security Month, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology released new guidelines for passwords. As you prepare your annual enrollment strategy, it's a great time to review your data breach response plan and how you're keeping your employee data secure. Check out our data resources here.

ACA Update

The Affordable Care Act is sticking around, despite the October 12th executive order. The first week of enrollment saw increased registrations and website visits over last year for ACA coverage, despite a restricted advertising budget. In addition, the IRS is continuing to enforce ACA requirements, including Employer Shared Responsibility Payments. Be sure to join our next webinar on November 21st for a refresher on everything you need to know about ACA compliance.

IRS Benefit Limits

The IRS announced the updated benefit limits for 2018 plans. Our compliance expert, Larry Grudzien, covered everything you need to know. We also created this handy printable infographic for a quick-reference guide you can use all year. Want to be the first to know about these updates? Subscribe now to stay up to date with our weekly newsletter.

Topics: For Employers