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Employer Newsletters

Benefits Buzz

  • April 2020

    Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a challenge to the ACA and examines limitations for pay or play penalties.

  • March 2020 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the Supreme Court’s decision to deny motions to expedite the Affordable Care Act lawsuit, Texas v. Azar, and the Department of Health and Human Service’s final rule that increases the civil monetary penalties for HIPAA violations..
  • February 2020 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses a federal spending bill, which repealed the Cadillac tax and other key Affordable Care Act taxes, and extended the annual Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees for the 2020-2029 fiscal years.
  • January 2020 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the new summary of benefits and coverage template for 2021 and the final rule on hospital price transparency.

P&C Pro-File Newsletter

  • April 2020

    Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief discusses the new joint-employer rule from the NLRB and explains what employers can do about coronaviruses.

  • March 2020 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief discusses the DOL’s new joint employer determination test and increased civil penalty amounts for 2020.
  • February 2020 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief newsletter discusses the new Form W-4 and the DOL’s regular rate of pay rules.
  • January 2020 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief discusses the Department of Labor’s proposed revisions to the fluctuating workweek overtime method and best practices for performance reviews.

Employee Newsletters – Health Awareness: Live Well, Work Well

  • April 2020 – Employee Newsletter – This month’s Live Well, Work Well newsletter discusses how humor can combat stress and explains why calcium is so important for your body. Citrus Salad is this month’s recipe.
  • March 2020 – Employee Newsletter – 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 healthy eating on a budget, healthy sleep habits and the 2019-20 flu season. Try this month’s recipe of Baked Lentils Casserole.
  • February 2020 – Employee Newsletter 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. In honor of American Heart Month, this month’s newsletter discusses the common cold and ergonomics.. There is also a recipe for Gingery Quinoa with green beans.
  • January 2020 – Employee Newsletter – 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 New Year’s resolutions, National Blood Donor Month, and a superfood that may help prevent diabetes. Recipe of the month: Mexican Chicken Soup.

Legislative Briefs

  • HR COMPLIANCE
    Employer Bulletin – As the number of reported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise, employers are increasingly confronted with the possibility of an outbreak in the workplace. This Compliance Bulletin provides a summary of compliance issues facing employers in this situation.
  • HR Brief January 2018
    ~ HR BRIEF ~ Employers Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief discusses the EEOC Public Portal for harassment claims, the potential effects of the latest tax overhaul and the eagerness of employees to leave their current jobs.
  • HR Brief July 2017
    ~ HR BRIEF ~ Employers Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief discusses the highlights of the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180), explains the importance of keeping an updated employee handbook and briefly covers IBM’s change in its telecommuting policy.
  • COMPLIANCE BULLETIN
    Employers Newsletter – To prepare for open enrollment, health plan sponsors should be aware of the legal changes affecting the design and administration of their plans for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2017. In addition, health plan sponsors should make sure that open enrollment packages include certain participant notices. This Compliance Overview includes an open enrollment checklist for the 2017 plan year. It has been updated for the 2017 health FSA limit of $2,600.
  • ~ ACA OVERVIEW ~
    Legislative Brief – Several ACA requirements will be affected by changes in 2017, such as increased dollar limits or percentages. To prepare for 2017, employers should review upcoming requirements and develop a compliance strategy. This ACA Overview highlights the ACA’s key changes in 2017.
  • ACA COMPLIANCE BULLETIN-ACA Reporting Deadlines Delayed
    On Dec. 28, 2015, the IRS issued Notice 2016-4, which extended the deadlines for 2015 ACA reporting under Sections 6055 and 6056. This ACA Bulletin outlines the new due dates and additional guidance in this notice.
  • HEALTH CARE REFORM BULLETIN: 2016 Federal Budget Delays ACA’s Cadillac Tax & Suspends Two Other Taxes
    On Dec. 18, 2015, President Obama signed a federal budget bill for 2016 into law, which makes significant changes to three ACA taxes. The new law delays the Cadillac tax for two years, and temporarily suspends collection of the health insurance providers fee and the medical devices tax. This Health Care Reform Bulletin describes how this new law impacts the ACA.
  • Health Care Reform: Reporting Requirements for Employers and Health Plans
    This Legislative Brief provides a summary of ACA’s reporting requirements for employers and health plans. It summarizes Form W-2 reporting, applicable large employer health coverage reporting under Code Section 6056, provider reporting of health coverage under Code Section 6055, transparency in coverage reporting and quality of care reporting.
  • Health Care Reform Bulletin
    ACA Small Group Market Rule Repealed On Oct. 7, 2015, the President Obama signed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act into law. The PACE Act eliminates the ACA’s new definition of “small employer” and, instead, gives states the choice of whether to expand their small group markets to include businesses with up to 100 employees. This Health Care Reform Bulletin provides an overview of the impact of repealing the ACA’s small group market expansion.
  • COMPLIANCE BULLETIN
    This Compliance Bulletin provides information on the minimum wage rates that will go into effect in various states on Jan. 1, 2015. Please use this information to review your payroll and payment practices.