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Employer Newsletters

Benefits Buzz

  • July 2020 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the newly released health savings account and high deductible health plan limits for 2021, and COVID-19 guidance for Section 125 midyear election changes.
  • June 2020

    Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the updated model COBRA notices and the deadline relief issued to help employee benefit plans and plan participants affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • May 2020
    Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the IRS’ decision to allow high deductible health plans to cover coronavirus-related costs before deductibles are met and two laws that provide workers with paid leave for reasons related to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
  • April 2020

    Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a challenge to the ACA and examines limitations for pay or play penalties.

P&C Pro-File Newsletter

  • July 2020 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief looks at the DOL’s revised fluctuating workweek overtime method and examines recruiting efforts post-coronavirus.
  • June 2020 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief discusses federal relief for employee benefit plans and considers how to reopen a business post coronavirus.
  • May 2020 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief looks at the new coronavirus relief laws and provides best practices for employers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • April 2020

    Employer Newsletter – This month’s HR Brief discusses the new joint-employer rule from the NLRB and explains what employers can do about coronaviruses.

Employee Newsletters – Health Awareness: Live Well, Work Well

  • July 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 provides tips for boosting your mental health during these uncertain times, surviving the summer heat and social distancing. Enjoy this month’s recipe for Quick and Easy Baked Potato Salad.
  • June 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 the health benefits of cleaning, grilling safety tips and how to reduce your food waste. This month’s recipe is California Avocado Super Summer Wrap!
  • May 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 smoking cessation, sugar substitutes and workplace loneliness. This month’s recipe is Tofu with Broccoli.
  • April 2020 – Employee Newsletter – This month’s Live Well, Work Well newsletter discusses how humor can combat stress and explains why calcium is so important for your body. Citrus Salad 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.