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Employer Newsletters

Benefits Buzz

  • July 2017Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz examines what a repeal of the employer mandate could mean for applicable large employers, explains the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180) and highlights the affordability contribution percentage decrease for 2018.  
  • June 2017Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefit Buzz examines the new health care legislation, what new laws could mean for pre-existing medical conditions, and the taxability of wellness incentives.  
  • May 2017Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz provides an overview of the future of certain Affordable Care Act taxes and fees, explains the cost-saving potential of generic drugs and highlights the Department of Health and Human Services’ promotion of ACA Section 1332 waivers.  
  • April 2017Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz provides an overview of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and its implications, and explains the most recent extension to the existing transition policy for certain noncompliant health care plans under the Affordable Care Act. Note: To account for the March 24, 2017, pulling of the AHCA by House Republicans, this Benefits Buzz has been updated.  

P&C Pro-File Newsletter

  • July 2017Employers Newsletter – July’s P&C Pro-File discusses the surprising dangers of talking while driving, possible changes to the National Flood Insurance Program and the recent withdrawal of joint employment and worker classification guidance.  
  • June 2017Employers Newsletter – This month’s newsletter discusses the positive drug test rate for the U.S. workforce in 2015, a new executive order that aims to improve cyber security and Apple’s $1 billion fund to support U.S. manufacturing.  
  • May 2017Employers Newsletter – May’s P&C Pro-File Newsletter examines a resolution that overturned OSHA’s ongoing recordkeeping rule, how autonomous vehicles could eliminate up to 4 million jobs and the reasons for rising auto insurance prices.  
  • April 2017Employers Newsletter – This month’s newsletter discusses the Trump administration’s budget blueprint, the costs of employee substance abuse and the record number of vehicle recalls in 2016.  

Employee Newsletters – Health Awareness: Live Well, Work Well

  • July 2017Employee 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 seizure first-aid tips, lists family-friendly summer activities and presents grilling safety reminders.  There is also a recipe for Turkey Burgers.  (Distribute to your employees).  
  • June 2017Employee 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 information on preventive measures to take this tick season, explains why shopping for seasonal produce is good for your physical and financial well-being, and offers fireworks safety tips.  There is also a recipe for Chicken and Veggie Salad.  (Distribute to your employees).  
  • May 2017Employee Newsletter – The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers various topics. This month’s issue discusses reasons to quit smoking today, offers tips for alleviating spring allergies and covers the importance of aging well as you near retirement. There is also a recipe for Refreshing Watermelon Salad. (Distribute to your employees).  
  • April 2017Employee 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 information on how phlegm can help fight off illnesses, lists tips on how to monitor rice intake to minimize arsenic consumption and highlights the importance of getting enough calcium. There is also a recipe for Basic Quiche.  (Distribute to your employees).  

Legislative Briefs

  • 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.