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StormChaser: PFL Tidbits #4

Posted on Posted in Paid Family Leave

Special Tidbits for NFP’s in New York

MSC employee’s moving to a newly form Coordinated Care Organization (CCO)or another similar type newly formed organization.

Once an employee resigned from a NFP and are hired at a newly formed Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) or similar type organization, they will lose their existing PFL rights under their current employer even if they are currently in an approved PFL claim. Employees will have to meet the 26 consecutive weeks/175 days eligibility period before they are eligible for PFL under the new CCO.

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StormChaser: PFL Tidbits #2

Posted on Posted in Paid Family Leave

 PFL Tidbits #2

Employers are questioning what wages they are to take Paid Family Leave contributions from.  I have reached out to the attorneys at the Worker’s Compensation Board and their response was “employers are to take PFL contributions from any “Wages” as defined under 12 CRR-NY.  We have provided the definition of wages under Title 12 below.

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES, AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, TITLE 12. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR; CHAPTER V. WORKERS’ COMPENSATION; SUBCHAPTER H. DISABILITY BENEFITS; ARTICLE 1. REGULATIONS UNDER DISABILITY BENEFITS LAW; PART 357. WAGES

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StormChaser: HSA Contribution Reduced for 2018

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2018 HSA Contribution Lowered     

Today the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2018-18 within the Internal Revenue Bulletin 2018-10 which impacts contributions to HSAs in 2018

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill, cost of living increase calculations have changed. Due to this new calculation, a reduction in the maximum family HSA contribution for those with family coverage under an HDHP went from $6,900 to a new limit of $6,850. 

What does this mean and why you may need to act now? This could mean, that election changes may be required, and excess contributions may need to be returned (e.g., for individuals who have already contributed the full family amount). 

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StormChaser: Non-Profit PFL Exempt Employees

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StormChaser: Non-Profit PFL Exempt Employees

Non-profits may have some additional paperwork to complete if they want to cover teachers, executives, and professionals under NYS DBL and Paid Family Leave. Non-profits should first make the determination if they are or are not a religious, charitable, or educational organization. The definition of a religious, charitable or educational organization can be found below. If the determination is yes, action steps may be needed.

In discussions with the Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB) and the Plans Acceptance Unit (PAU) the following is clarification on the actions needed by a non-profit if electing to voluntarily cover teachers, executives, and professionals. Links to forms DB-136 and DB-135 are provided below.
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