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Employer Newsletters

Benefits Buzz

  • April 2018Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses how to handle an ACA penalty letter, emphasizes the importance of reviewing your SPDs and offers tips for avoiding complex tax scams.  
  • March 2018Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz examines the latest spending resolution’s effect on ACA taxes, provides details about new disability claim rules and looks at the new HHS secretary’s position on the opioid crisis.  
  • February 2018Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz provides an overview of two major employee benefits changes, highlights the Department of Labor’s annual inflation adjustments for civil penalties for 2018 and briefly explains a new tax credit introduced by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.      
  • January 2018Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz examines the new rules for disability benefit claims, offers important Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting deadlines and looks at the latest tax bill’s potential impact. UPDATED: this newsletter was updated Dec. 20 to include the passage of the tax bill and again on Jan. 2 to reflect the extension of the ACA reporting furnishing deadline  

P&C Pro-File Newsletter

  • April 2018~ HR BRIEF ~Employers Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief explains compensable time, highlights a new phishing scam impacting HR professionals and employees, and discusses voluntary employee turnover.  
  • March 2018~ HR BRIEF ~Employers Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief provides an overview of the opioid epidemic and what HR managers can do to combat opioids in the workplace, offers four flu prevention tips and highlights the severe skills shortage affecting many U.S. industries.  
  • February 2018~ HR BRIEF ~Employers Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief provides an overview of blockchain technology and how it can be used for HR, lists four things employees can do to improve cyber security and discusses the prevalence of work-related stress in the United States.  
  • November 2017Employers Newsletter – November’s newsletter examines a survey that shows the danger of regulatory risks, how to prepare your business for an active shooter and questions to ask when making a cyber security plan.    

Employee Newsletters – Health Awareness: Live Well, Work Well

  • April 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 features five healthy snack ideas, provides information on kidney stones and discusses the impact of distracted driving.  There is also a recipe for Apple Sage Wild Rice Stuffing.  
  • March 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 features money-saving tips for eating healthy, provides an update on this deadly flu season and offers suggestions to improve your sleep.  There is also a recipe for One Pan Potatoes & Chicken.  
  • February 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 highlights a recent study that links two chronic conditions to elevated cancer risks, explains the nutritional facts of avocados and provides tips that can help you stop the spread of a cold.  There is also a recipe for Mexican Chicken Soup.  
  • January 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 highlights Thyroid Awareness Month, provides winter sports safety tips and explains three steps you can take to prevent a workout-related injury. There is also a recipe for Green Onion Omelet (Distribute to your employees).  

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.