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2111, 2017

The Most Common Construction Fraud

November 21st, 2017|Categories: Construction|

Fraud of all kinds is prevalent across every type of construction project. While cases of construction companies defrauding their clients are the most reported, it is the companies themselves that often lose money to fraud [...]

1511, 2017

IRS Prepares to Levy 2015 ACA Penalties

November 15th, 2017|Categories: Employee Benefits, Vanner Benefits, Vanner Perspectives|Tags: , , , , |

The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) remains on the books. And, in a significant new development, the IRS is poised to begin levying penalties on employers, under the ACA’s employer mandate, for 2015. These penalties may be significant and it we cannot anticipate any “relief” reaching back to 2015.

311, 2017

Tax Cut and Jobs Act: A Benefits Perspective

November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Vanner Benefits, Vanner Perspectives|Tags: , , , , |

The proposed Tax Cut and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) has generated a number of big stories with big numbers, such as $1.5 trillion to lower individual tax rates and $1.5 trillion to lower corporate tax rates. But, also lurking in the 430-page draft, are many important “smaller” provisions that will affect the HR world.

211, 2017

ACA Update: Executive Order

November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Compliance Corner, Vanner Benefits|Tags: , , |

President Trump has issued an executive order to encourage the use of alternative health coverages. The order seeks to expand the use of association health plans, short-term limited health coverage and health reimbursement accounts. The order could, over time, shake up health insurance markets – but, buyer beware.