Resource Center

We make it our business to keep you connected to industry issues that shape your business every day.

Stay connected as we bring you topical industry news, case studies, white papers and more. Our goal is to give you a competitive advantage – no better way to do this than via timely and topical information that is updated on this resource page to keep you connected on strategies and techniques to enhance your benefit and compliance issues.

Employer Newsletters

Benefits Buzz

  • 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.
  • December 2019 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz announces the new FSA contribution limits and discusses the DOL’s new proposed method for retirement plan disclosures.
  • November 2019 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz examines the annual Kaiser health benefits survey and provides tips for enticing millennial workers with voluntary benefits.
  • October 2019 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the upcoming Medicare Part D notice disclosure deadline and explains that employers are planning to spend more on health care and wellness next year.

P&C Pro-File Newsletter

  • 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.
  • December 2019 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief focuses on LGBTQ discrimination under the Civil Rights Act and offers tips for planning a seasonal workplace party.
  • November 2019 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief discusses the Department of Labor’s new salary limits for overtime exemptions and the pros and cons of incentive pay.
  • October 2019 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief discusses how stay conversations can keep employees engaged and ways to help workers overcome the Sunday blues.

Employee Newsletters – Health Awareness: Live Well, Work Well

  • 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.
  • December 2019 – 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 issue discusses holiday dieting tips, holiday decoration safety and the benefits of omega-3 supplements. This month’s recipe is for Curried Squash Stew.
  • November 2019 – 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 prevention strategies, the health benefits of consuming flavonoids and the dangers of drinking soda. Try our recipe for Autumn Vegetable Succotash.
  • October 2019 – 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 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the sleep-stealing effects of electronic devices and the dangers of vaping. Enjoy a recipe for Corn, Zucchini and Tomato Pie.

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.