———

The Birch Blog

RECENT POSTS

COMPLIANCE ALERT – Philadelphia Commuter Benefits Ordinance

The "Employee Commuter Benefit Transit Ordinance" is a new law mandating that employers with 50 or more employees working in Philadelphia must offer employees a pre-tax commuter benefit by December 31, 2022.  Read our full compliance alert for details.

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ISSUES FINAL RULE TO END THE “FAMILY GLITCH”

The Biden Administration issued a final regulation and a new IRS notice on October 11, 2022, which eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) “family glitch” beginning on January 1, 2023. The “glitch” refers to the fact that the ACA’s current affordability standard is...

MEDICARE PART D COVERAGE NOTICES DUE MID-OCTOBER

The October 14, 2022 deadline by which plan sponsors that offer prescription drug coverage to provide notices of creditable or non-creditable coverage to Medicare-eligible individuals is fast approaching. Coverage that is deemed creditable is expected to cover, on...

Birch Welcomes Joe Ross as Strategy and Consulting Leader

Birch Benefits, a full-service employee benefits firm based in Wayne, PA, welcomes Joe Ross as Strategy and Consulting Leader, a new role created to guide Birch’s strategic vision. As former vice president of underwriting at Equinox Benefits Consulting, Joe brings his...