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Willis Towers Watson Insider covers health care and retirement benefit regulations, case law and policy, along with historical trends and future directions. This issue addresses the continued expansion of paid sick leave laws around the country, tax guidance for parking fringe benefits and the new Insurance Provider Assessment tax in Michigan, which replaces the Health Insurance Claims Assessment tax.

Expansion of paid sick leave laws expected to continue in 2019

Employers should remain alert to all developments in state and local paid sick leave laws in their places of operation. Read more.

IRS provides tax guidance for parking fringe benefits

The notice explains how to determine the nondeductible amount of employee parking expense and establishes a four-step safe harbor for the calculations. Read more.

Michigan repeals HICA tax and adds new IPA tax

The Insurance Provider Assessment (IPA) tax will be levied on sponsors of fully insured health plans, who will see the new tax reflected in their premiums. Read more.