November 14, 2017

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Podcast Episode 19: The Executive Order and Reform Proposals

In this episode, Suzanne Spradley and Jill Brooking discuss President Trump’s recent Executive Order, the latest health care reform proposals and the Republican tax reform proposal. While it may seem that nothing is currently happening on the reform front, there’s a lot of potential for change in the future. Suzanne and Jill go into detail on how the proposals could impact employers and the insurance market overall. They also briefly review recent state political races and consider how they could impact health care reform and future elections in 2018.

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November Webinar Series – Register Now

NFP Benefits Compliance has one webinar remaining in its November series: “Health Care Reform: 2018 and Beyond” on Nov. 15, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. ET. The recordings for the two previous sessions are available on the NFP Client Learning Portal: “Open Enrollment Training Camp” and “Plan Sponsors, Beware: Practical Take-Aways from Recent Litigation and Government Guidance.”

Can’t make a live webinar? A recording of each session will be posted to the NFP Client Learning Portal within 48 hours of the live webinar. Those listening to a recorded webinar aren’t eligible for recertification credit.

The moderator will answer as many questions as possible during the webinar. If your question isn't answered by the end of the webinar, reach out to your advisor for assistance.

Health Care Reform: 2018 and Beyond
November 15

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All programs are pending approval for 1.5 (general) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, visit the HR Certification Institute website at

Employer Shared Responsibility Payment White Paper Now Available

The IRS confirmed that enforcement of employer mandate penalties, referred to as employer shared responsibility payments (ESRPs), will begin in late 2017. This new white paper walks through the background of ESRPs and details of the IRS guidance, including how applicable large employers (ALEs) will be notified of an ESRP, how to respond to or dispute the assessment, and how to remit an owed ESRP to the IRS. Please ask your advisor or account management team for a copy.

Retirement Legal & Compliance Update Volume 7, No. 3 Available Now

The newest edition of the Retirement Legal & Compliance Update (Volume 7, No. 3) is now available. The newsletter includes an article on the IRS and DOL semiannual regulatory agenda, an update on the university lawsuits and an article on the church plan case, Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. The newsletter also contains an FAQ on excluding classes of employees from 403(b) plans. Please ask your advisor or account management team for a copy.

Next Edition of Compliance Corner Delayed

The next edition of Compliance Corner is regularly scheduled to be released on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, that edition will be delayed and released on Wednesday, Nov. 29.