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Employer Newsletters

Benefits Buzz

  • February 2024 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz newsletter highlights upcoming ACA reporting deadlines and summarizes the DOL’s increased civil penalty amounts for 2024.
  • January 2024 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz newsletter discusses the requirement to provide an expanded cost comparison tool for 2024, as well as the IRS’ lower threshold for electronically filing ACA returns.
  • December 2023 – Employer Newsletter – his HR Brief newsletter discusses the 2024 retirement plan limits and provides winter attraction and retention tips.
  • November 2023 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefit Buzz newsletter discusses the final forms and instructions for 2023 ACA reporting and the upcoming deadline for submitting gag clause attestations.

P&C Pro-File Newsletter

  • February 2024 – Employer Newsletter – This HR Brief newsletter outlines three HR trends to monitor in 2024 and provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Labor’s final independent contractor rule.
  • January 2024 – Employer Newsletter – This HR Brief Newsletter discusses a delay in the joint employer rule and key trends driving employer health care costs in 2024.
  • December 2023 – Employer Newsletter – This HR Brief covers the draft instructions for 2023 ACA reporting and the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan for FYs 2024-28.
  • November 2023 – Employer Newsletter – This HR Brief covers the draft instructions for 2023 ACA reporting and the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan for FYs 2024-28.

Employee Newsletters – Health Awareness: Live Well, Work Well

  • February 2024 – Employee Newsletter – This month’s Live Well, Work Well Newsletter highlights ways to boost your heart health, cutting back on salt and cleaning your reusable water bottle. Baked Parmesan Fish.
  • January 2024 – Employee Newsletter – This month’s Live Well, Work Well Newsletter highlights how to make and keep your New Year’s resolution, the health benefits of Dry January and ways to protect your skin during winter.
  • December 2023 – Employee Newsletter – This month’s Live Well, Work Well Newsletter explores managing financial stress during the holidays, mindful holiday eating and the best time to work out. This Month’s recipe is Citrus Chicken.
  • November 2023 – Employee Newsletter – This month’s Live Well, Work Well Newsletter highlights American Diabetes Month, dietary supplements and how to adjust to daylight saving time. Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes is our recipe to try this month.

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.