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Employer Newsletters

Benefits Buzz

  • November 2021 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses FAQs on COVID-19 vaccine coverage and premium discounts, as well as guidance regarding the HIPAA Privacy Rule related to COVID-19 vaccine inquiries.
  • October 2021 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the Oct. 15 deadline for Medicare Part D notices, as well as proposed changes to the Form 5500 to implement the SECURE Act.
  • September 2021 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the recently issued FAQs regarding the No Surprises Act and transparency rule, as well as a proposed rule that would expand electronic filing with the IRS.
  • August 2021 – Employer Newsletter – This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses new FAQs issued by the IRS on the American Rescue Plan Act’s COBRA subsidy and proposed updates to the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2022.

P&C Pro-File Newsletter

  • November 2021 – Employer Newsletter – This edition of HR Brief Newsletter discusses what President Biden’s vaccine mandate means for employers and provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Labor’s final tip rule.
  • October 2021 – Employer Newsletter – This edition of HR Brief Newsletter discusses tips for preparing for open enrollment with a hybrid workforce and provides details on how employers have even more time to submit equal employment opportunity (EEO-1) workforce data from 2019 and 2020.
  • September 2021 – Employer Newsletter – This edition of HR Brief Newsletter provides an overview of what the Delta variant means for mask policies and discusses how COVID-19 will impact open enrollment 2021.
  • August 2021 – Employer Newsletter – This edition of HR Brief Newsletter provides an overview of hybrid work models, and considerations for preventing turnover post-pandemic.

Employee Newsletters – Health Awareness: Live Well, Work Well

  • November 2021 – 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 cold and flu season, the importance of a good night’s sleep and meal prepping. Enjoy the recipe for Broccoli Potato Soup.
  • October 2021 – 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 pandemic financial stress, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year’s flu season. Pumpkin Ricotta Stuffed Shells is this month’s highlighted recipe.
  • September 2021 – 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 pandemic re-entry anxiety, cholesterol and breathing exercises for anxiety. Enjoy this month’s recipe of Apple Oatmeal Muffins.
  • August 2021 – 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 summer travel safety tips, long-term effects of COVID-19 and how caffeine and sleep can impact your day. Green Bean and Mushroom Medley is this month’s highlighted 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.