Month: February 2020

HR Newsletter 2/25/20

In this Issue: EEOC Closes EEO-1“Component 2” Pay Data Collection; Upcoming Filing Requirements Not Yet Clear Reporting Deadline for OSHA Form 300A Looms Whistleblower Rights in Today’s Evolving Federal Statutory Landscape Cupid’s arrow strikes at work: Managing romantic personal relationships in the workplace Beltway Buzz U.S. DOT Issues Warning Regarding Use of CBD Products By …

Benefits Newsletter 2/18/20

In this Issue: Agencies Issue FAQs Clarifying Applicability of Updated 2021 SBC Template and Related Materials New Lawsuits Challenge Abortion Policy, Advisory Opinion on Association Health Plan 2018 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report Engaging and Monitoring Health Plan TPAs: Understanding Your Fiduciary Obligations IRS Tax Tip 2020-21: Taxpayers Must Reconcile Marketplace Advance Payments and …

HR Newsletter 2/11/20

In this Issue: Responding to the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak: Best Practices for Employers Retailers Take Note – DOL Releases its “Joint Employer” Final Rule Election season is here: Can your employees leave work to vote? Employers, Help Me To Help You – Please, Document! Exclusions for Gender Reassignment Surgery May Violate Title VII and the …

Bulletin: Individual Coverage HRAs

Effective January 1, 2020, employers may offer to employees a new type of health reimbursement arrangement (HRA): the Individual Coverage HRA (ICHRA). Details of the ICHRA were first released in June 2019 in response to an earlier executive order in which President Trump directed the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury …

Benefits Newsletter 2/5/20

In this Issue: HHS Releases Proposed Benefit & Payment Parameters for 2021 Deadline is Approaching for Group Health Plan Service Agreement Updates ACA Litigation Round-Up: A Status Check IRS Confirms That Cafeteria Plans Need Not Permit Midyear Election Changes Supreme Court to Opine on ERISA Preemption as Applied to State Regulation of Pharmacy Benefit Managers …