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Employer Newsletters

Benefits Buzz

  • March 2019

    Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020 and the increased civil penalty amounts for 2019.

  • February 2019 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the upcoming Affordable Care Act reporting deadlines and the removal of the wellness plan incentive limits.
  • January 2019 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the 2016 pay or play enforcement and provides an overview of the health flexible spending account contribution limit increase for 2019.
  • December 2018 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz provides an overview of the proposed rule that would expand health reimbursement arrangement options, gives a reminder to provide a summary of benefits and coverage this open enrollment and discusses the Trump administration’s efforts to promote transparency in drug pricing.

P&C Pro-File Newsletter

  • March 2019

    Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief examines how workplace wellness should include more than just physical health initiatives and briefly explains how to avoid retaliation claims.

  • February 2019 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief examines how empathy can help retain your workers and informs about the proper way to calculate overtime pay.
  • January 2019 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief reviews 2019 plan limits and considers how to attract Gen Z talent.
  • December 2018 – ~ HR BRIEF ~ Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief offers tips for preventing the flu in the workplace, discusses workplace accountability regarding sexual harassment and includes ways to stay safe on the roads during the holidays.

Employee Newsletters – Health Awareness: Live Well, Work Well

  • March 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 spring allergy alleviation, signs your body needs a break and ways to strengthen your financial wellness plan. This month’s recipe is for Veggie Chow Mein.

  • February 2019 – 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. In honor of American Heart Month, this month’s issue discusses various ways to improve your heart health.  This month’s recipe is entitled Gingery Quinoa with Green Beans.
  • January 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 fad diets, winter illnesses and post-holiday depression.  Enjoy a recipe for Kale and Tuna Salad.
  • December 2018 – 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 provides tips for sticking to an exercise plan during the winter months, discusses how your cellphone may be covered in bacteria and highlights ways to fight holiday stress.  Enjoy a recipe of Crunchy Potato Casserole.

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.