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Employer Newsletters

Benefits Buzz

  • November 2018Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz provides an overview of the ACA hardship exemption for 2018, discusses IRS letters being sent to noncompliant employers and teases the possibility of an overtime rule update starting next year. Update: the Did You Know section was revised for the adjusted overtime implementation timeline.  
  • October 2018Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the guidance on association health plans issued by the IRS and Department of Labor, provides a reminder that Medicare Part D notices are due Oct. 15 and explains the repeal of the individual mandate penalty.  
  • September 2018Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz explains the 2018 Affordable Care Act reporting draft forms, briefly discusses two health savings account bills that passed the House of Representatives and highlights how disease management programs can help mitigate health care costs.  
  • August 2018Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz provides an overview of association health plans, examines critical HIPAA gaps identified by HHS and discusses the impact of Amazon’s PillPack acquisition.  

P&C Pro-File Newsletter

  • November 2018Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief discusses rising health care costs, flu prevention tips and the overtime rule listening sessions that were held in September 2018. Update: the Did You Know section was revised for the adjusted overtime implementation timeline.  
  • October 2018Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief explains the importance of employee financial literacy, offers tips for open enrollment communication and introduces an online resource for understanding worker protections.  
  • September 2018Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief focuses on CTE program revivals, LinkedIn’s new voice messaging and two potentially transformative health bills.  
  • August 2018~ HR BRIEF ~Employer Newsletter – This HR Brief explores the effects of ageism in the workplace, discusses the impact of enforcing communication guidelines and addresses the importance of having an attractive company culture.  

Employee Newsletters – Health Awareness: Live Well, Work Well

  • November 2018Employee 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 issue discusses how removing meat from your diet may improve your health, offers tips for practicing mindfulness and details how you can makeover your favorite holiday recipes.  Included in this issue is a recipe for Super Stuffed Squash  
  • October 2018Employee 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 issue discusses the “if it fits your macros” diet, explains and lists common superfoods, and highlights National Bullying Prevention Month, a health observance recognized every October.  There is also a recipe for Pumpkin and White Bean Soup.  
  • September 2018Employee 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 issue discusses the new high blood pressure guidelines, explains how the increase in foodborne illness affects you and highlights Fruits & Veggies – More Matters, a national health observance recognized in September.  There is a recipe for a Beets, Beans and Greens salad.  
  • August 2018Employee 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 issue discusses three illnesses you can get from going to the pool, explains how technology can be hurting your sleep and highlights National Immunization Awareness Month. You will also find a recipe for Spinach Power Salad with Mandarin Vinaigrette.  

Legislative Briefs

  • 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.