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Leveraging Benefits in Post-coronavirus Compensation

August 7, 2020

As organizations complete post-coronavirus planning, benefits can be leveraged as an attractive offering for both current and prospective employees. Learn more with this Benefits Insights article. Download article HERE.                        

Benefits Brief: Voluntary Plans Safe Harbor from ERISA

August 6, 2020

Voluntary benefits plans are becoming more and more popular given the current market. With the addition of voluntary plans, it is important that employers also consider their new compliance requirements. This Benefits Brief will address these considerations and requirements. Download HERE.                

Live Well, Work Well August 2020

August 5, 2020

The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s newsletter discusses sorting out coronavirus fact from fiction, sun safety tips and probiotics. Download newsletter HERE.                      

Benefits Newsletter 8/6/20

August 5, 2020

In this issue: President Trump Signs Drug Pricing Executive Orders Reinforcing the Administration’s Priorities HHS Extends National Public Health Emergency Through October 23 IRS Addresses Reconciliation and Recapture Rules for Tax Credits Under FFCRA and CARES Act California Provides Details on Employer Reporting for the State Individual Mandate HHS Secretary’s Report Calls for Congressional Action …

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Increased ACA Affordability Percentages for 2021

July 28, 2020

On July 21, 2020, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2020-36 to index the contribution percentages in 2021 for purposes of determining the affordability of an employer’s plan under the ACA. This ACA Compliance Bulletin describes the adjusted percentages. Download bulletin HERE.                    

Benefits Newsletter 7/22/20

July 21, 2020

In this issue: Supreme Court Upholds Rules Expanding Exemptions to ACA’s Contraceptive Mandate Proposed Regs Would Increase Flexibility for Grandfathered Health Plans HHS Final Regs Address Disclosures of Substance Use Disorder Records to Align More Closely with HIPAA Group Health Plans Must Cover Some – Not All – COVID-19 Testing Tracking Telehealth Changes State-by-State in …

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Benefits Brief: PCORI Fee Deadline Just Around the Corner

July 16, 2020

The ACA requires health insurance issuers and self-funded plan sponsors to pay PCORI fees to fund comparative effectiveness research. At the end of 2019, these fees were extended to apply through 2029. For plan years ending in 2019, PCORI fees are due July 31, 2020. This ACA Compliance Bulletin provides information on the deadline and …

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Benefits Buzz – July 2020

July 13, 2020

This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the newly released health savings account and high deductible health plan limits for 2021, and COVID-19 guidance for Section 125 midyear election changes. Download newsletter HERE.                        

Benefits Newsletter 7/8/20

July 7, 2020

In this issue: DOJ, Republican State Attorneys General Ask Supreme Court to Strike Down ACA DOL Addresses Health Plan Coverage for Return-to-Work COVID Testing and Other Issues IRS Allows Tax-Advantaged Leave Donation to COVID-19 Relief Organizations DOL Proposes Updates to Mental Health Parity Compliance Tool, Including Guidelines for Internal Compliance Plans COBRA Notice Class Actions …

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Live Well, Work Well – July 2020

July 2, 2020

The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s newsletter provides tips for boosting your mental health during these uncertain times, surviving the summer heat and social distancing. Download newsletter HERE.             …

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