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Employer Newsletters

Benefits Buzz

  • September 2022 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses updated penalties under the ACA’s pay or play rules, as well as the health reforms that are included in the Inflation Reduction Act.
  • August 2022 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses recent guidance from federal agencies regarding reproductive health, as well as the draft 2022 forms for ACA reporting under Sections 6055 and 6056.
  • July 2022 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the DOL’s guidance on FMLA and mental health conditions, as well as new HIPAA guidance on audio-only telehealth.
  • June 2022 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the updated limits for HSAs and HDHPs for 2023, as well as the updated benefit and payment parameters under the ACA that apply for the 2023 benefit year.

P&C Pro-File Newsletter

  • September 2022 – Employer Newsletter – This edition of HR Brief Newsletter discusses how to build employee skills with microlearning, and provides an overview of current HR trends for employers to monitor for the remainder of 2022.
  • August 2022 – Employer Newsletter – This edition of HR Brief Newsletter discusses the DOL’s expected proposed overtime rule, and provides tips for managing employees during the Great Reshuffle.
  • July 2022 – Employer Newsletter – This edition of HR Brief Newsletter provides an overview of the DOL’s reminder to prioritize safety for youth workers. It also discusses the new guidance from the EEOC and the DOJ about how employers’ use of artificial intelligence and other software tools to make employment decisions may result in unlawful disability discrimination under the ADA.
  • June 2022 – Employer Newsletter – This edition of HR Brief Newsletter provides an overview of HSA/HDHP limits increases for 2023, and discusses tips for attracting and retaining employees during the Great Reshuffle.

Employee Newsletters – Health Awareness: Live Well, Work Well

  • September 2022 – Employee Newsletter – The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s newsletter highlights mindful eating, emergency preparedness and how to identify phone scams. Apple Cinnamon Bars is this month’s recipe.
  • August 2022 – Employee Newsletter – The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s newsletter highlights America’s first three-digit mental health crisis line (988), safety tips to beat the heat and National Immunization Awareness Month. This month’s featured recipe is Cucumber Salad with tomatoes.
  • July 2022 – Employee Newsletter – The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s newsletter discusses the benefits of seasonal produce, staying safe in the summer sun and record-high drug overdoses in 2021. Banana Berry Muffins is the highlighted recipe this month.
  • June 2022 – Employee Newsletter – The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s newsletter discusses the 2022 Dirty Dozen list, grilling safety tips and new research about the heart benefits of coffee. Turkey Burgers are the highlighted recipe 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.