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Employer Newsletters

Benefits Buzz

  • September 2017Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz highlights the rejected Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal efforts, explains the new Form I-9 Sept. 18 requirement and provides information on the myRA program shutdown.  
  • August 2017Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz covers the HIPPA cyber attack response checklist, new fiduciary rules for providing investment advice and updates to the DOL overtime rule.  
  • July 2017Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz examines what a repeal of the employer mandate could mean for applicable large employers, explains the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180) and highlights the affordability contribution percentage decrease for 2018.  
  • June 2017Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefit Buzz examines the new health care legislation, what new laws could mean for pre-existing medical conditions, and the taxability of wellness incentives.  

P&C Pro-File Newsletter

  • September 2017Employers Newsletter – September’s newsletter discusses stress in the workplace, OSHA’s suspension of its Injury Tracking Application and the first round of negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement.  
  • August 2017Employers Newsletter – August’s P&C Pro-File newsletter discusses a new proposed compliance date for OSHA’s electronic reporting rule, additional recalls related to faulty air bag inflators and how responding to data breaches quickly can lower costs.  
  • July 2017Employers Newsletter – July’s P&C Pro-File discusses the surprising dangers of talking while driving, possible changes to the National Flood Insurance Program and the recent withdrawal of joint employment and worker classification guidance.  
  • June 2017Employers Newsletter – This month’s newsletter discusses the positive drug test rate for the U.S. workforce in 2015, a new executive order that aims to improve cyber security and Apple’s $1 billion fund to support U.S. manufacturing.  

Employee Newsletters – Health Awareness: Live Well, Work Well

  • September 2017Employee 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 provides information on opioid addiction, offers tips to help make the first day of school less stressful and highlights National Preparedness Month. There is a recipe for a quick and simple Microwave Denver Scramble Slider for those hectic school mornings. (Distribute to your employees).  
  • August 2017Employee Newsletter – This month’s Live Well, Work Well covers skyrocketing hepatitis C rates, provides tips for preventing heat illness and addresses law enforcement’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.  There is also a recipe for Broccoli Strawberry Orzo Salad.  (Distribute to your employees).  
  • July 2017Employee 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 provides seizure first-aid tips, lists family-friendly summer activities and presents grilling safety reminders.  There is also a recipe for Turkey Burgers.  (Distribute to your employees).  
  • June 2017Employee 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 provides information on preventive measures to take this tick season, explains why shopping for seasonal produce is good for your physical and financial well-being, and offers fireworks safety tips.  There is also a recipe for Chicken and Veggie Salad.  (Distribute to your employees).  

Legislative Briefs

  • 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.  
    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.  
    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.

    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.