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Employer Newsletters

Benefits Buzz

  • May 2023 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz newsletter discusses the end of the COVID-19 national emergency and its impact on health plans, as well as the deadline for submitting the second prescription drug report.
  • April 2023 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the deadline for submitting gag clause attestations under a federal transparency law and highlights the lowered threshold for mandatory electronic reporting of ACA returns (Sections 6055 and 6056 reporting).
  • March 2023 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the Biden administration’s decision to end the COVID-19 emergency periods, as well as a proposed rule that would expand access to contraceptive coverage.
  • February 2023 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz Newsletter discusses an extension that allows HDHPs to continue to provide first-dollar coverage for telehealth or other remote care services, as well as upcoming reporting deadlines under the ACA.

P&C Pro-File Newsletter

  • May 2023 – Employer Newsletter – This HR Brief monthly newsletter discusses upcoming EEO-1 reporting deadlines and understanding the basics of pay transparency in 2023.
  • April 2023 – Employer Newsletter – This HR Brief newsletter discusses the DOL issuing guidance on Telework and FMLA Eligibility and employment policies to review in 2023.
  • March 2023 – Employer Newsletter – This HR Brief Newsletter discusses how to retain employees during economic uncertainty and provides information on the quiet hiring trend.
  • February 2023 – Employer Newsletter – This HR Brief Newsletter covers how HR organizations can work to become recession-proof and the FTC’s proposed rule on banning noncompete agreements.

Employee Newsletters – Health Awareness: Live Well, Work Well

  • May 2023 – Employee Newsletter – This month’s Live Well, Work Well Newsletter explores boosting your daily mental health, combating caffeine withdrawal symptoms and improving your relationship with your phone. Stuffed Bell Peppers is our highlighted recipe.
  • April 2023 – Employee Newsletter – This month’s Live Well, Work Well Newsletter highlights managing seasonal allergies, understanding the Mediterranean diet and reducing your risk of hospitalization with exercise. Brown Rice Tabbouleh is this month’s delicious recipe.
  • March 2023 – Employee Newsletter – This month’s Live Well, Work Well Newsletter highlights increasing your nutrient absorption with food pairings, understanding kidney health and drinking enough water. This month’s highlighted recipe is Red Beans and Rice.
  • February 2023 – Employee Newsletter – This month’s Live Well, Work Well Newsletter highlights the art of waking up refreshed, the importance of anxiety screening and how to boost your immunity with food. Salmon Patties is this month’s featured recipe.

Legislative Briefs

    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.