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Employer Newsletters

Benefits Buzz

  • July 2021 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the ACA’s individual mandate lawsuit and the expected impact on ACA reporting for 2021.
  • June 2021 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the updated HSA/HDHP limits for 2022, the second final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2022, and the recent guidance on the taxability of dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs) for 2021 and 2022.
  • May 2021 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the recently released FAQs and model notices for the COBRA premium assistance provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), as well as FAQs regarding the Consolidated Appropriations Act and mental health parity.
  • April 2021 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and its employment-related provisions, including additional detail regarding the COBRA subsidy provisions.

P&C Pro-File Newsletter

  • July 2021 – Employer Newsletter – This edition of HR Brief Newsletter provides considerations for supporting employees with COVID-19 vaccine cards, and provides tips for attracting top remote talent.
  • June 2021 – Employer Newsletter – The EEOC recently opened its portal for employers to begin submitting EEO data from 2019 and 2020. This edition of HR Brief Newsletter provides more information about the announcement, and provides tips for preventing HR teams from burnout.
  • May 2021 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief discusses the use of technology in learning and development and offers tips for virtual recruiting.
  • April 2021 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief lists the EEOC’s top workplace discrimination claims for 2020 and discusses how HR teams can prepare for future health crises.

Employee Newsletters – Health Awareness: Live Well, Work Well

  • July 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 the 2021 Dirty Dozen list, summer picnic safety tips and reasons to leave your shoes at the door. This month’s recipe if Avocado and Corn Salsa.
  • June 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 outdoor exercise safety tips, health benefits of gardening and ways to snack smartly. Try this month’s recipe of Cucumber Blueberry Salad.
  • May 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 self-care and your mental health, skin cancer and how fast food impacts heart health. Pasta Primavera is this month’s featured recipe.
  • April 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 Alcohol Awareness Month, how to improve your health by moving 11 minutes per day, and mental health support during the pandemic. Spring Vegetable Sauté 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.