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Employer Newsletters

Benefits Buzz

  • February 2021 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the employee benefits provisions contained in the Consolidated Appropriations Act and the 2020 calendar year ACA reporting deadlines in early 2021.
  • January 2021 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the requirement for most health plans to cover the COVID-19 vaccine without cost-sharing and a federal regulation allowing greater flexibility for grandfathered plans.
  • December 2020 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses employee benefits plan limits for 2021 and a final rule on health care transparency.
  • November 2020 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz provides a summary of the 2020 Employer Health Benefits Annual Survey and discusses transition relief for 2020 Affordable Care Act reporting.

P&C Pro-File Newsletter

  • February 2021 – Employer Newsletter –This month’s HR Brief provides an overview of answers to frequently asked questions provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, and insights on driving HR efficiencies with technology.
  • January 2021 – Employer Newsletter –This month’s HR Brief looks at ways to encourage employees to use telehealth services, and developing important employee skills for the post-pandemic workplace.
  • December 2020 – Employer Newsletter –This month’s HR Brief discusses financial well-being and how to help employees, and considerations for hosting a virtual workplace holiday party.
  • November 2020 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief discusses the Occupational Safety and Health Administrations (OSHA) clarified COVID-19 reporting requirements, and considerations for preventing workplace gossip during a crisis.

Employee Newsletters – Health Awareness: Live Well, Work Well

  • February 2021 – 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 ways to boost your heart health, how to deal with job burnout during the pandemic and the importance of preventive care. Slow Cooker Lentil Soup is this month’s featured recipe.
  • January 2021 – 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 ways to start your year off right, how to kick stress eating to the curb and National Blood Donor Month. This month’s recipe is for Baked Lemon Chicken.
  • December 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 celebrating holidays safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, making over your holiday baking recipes and getting enough water. This month’s recipe is for Spicy Baked Squash.
  • November 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 flu season and how to differentiate between symptoms of the common cold, the flu and COVID-19. Also learn how to take control of your health during American Diabetes Month. Fall Veggie Casserole is this month’s recipe.

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.