Each month we will be sending our newly designed and updated benefits digest to assist you and your team with staying informed of the latest group benefits news, analyses and legal updates. We would like to offer one of our Weekly Benefit Briefs highlighting information regarding: Can a Telehealth-Only Plan Continue After the [...]
We are excited to extend an invitation to you and your team to attend our next compliance webinar, The ADA in 2023: Understanding Employer Responsibilities and Best Practices on February 16th at 2PM EST. Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2195151203428257621?source=RDG The ADA in 2023: Understanding Employer Responsibilities and Best Practices – The Americans with Disabilities Act is an […]
If you were unable to catch our latest webinar, Benefits Compliance in 2023: Preparing for a New Year held on January 19th at 2PM EST, we have included the recording so that you can review it at your convenience to stay informed on these important benefits topics. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6673655578155528193 Please feel free to let […]
Each month we will be providing our newly designed and updated benefits digest to assist you and your team with staying informed of the latest group benefits news, analyses and legal updates. We would like to offer one of our Weekly Benefit Briefs highlighting information regarding: 2023 Health Plan Compliance Calendar Download 2023 [...]
We would like to offer one of our Weekly Benefit Briefs highlighting information regarding: Fifth Circuit Rules in Section 1557 Litigation Hospital and Insurer Price Transparency Rules Now in Effect But Compliance Is Still Far Away Benefits-Related Provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 And more.... Download HR Weekly Digest 9/19/2022 HERE.
U.S. DOL Releases Guidance on FMLA Leave and Mental Health By, Epstein Becker & Green PC NLRB Releases Spring Rulemaking Agenda Forecasting Changes to Joint Employer Standard and Representation Election Procedures By, Proskauer Rose LLP Download HR Weekly Digest 6/30/2022 HERE.
Employee Benefits Might Still Facilitate Abortions and Reproductive Choice in a Post- Roe vs. Wade America Court Blocks Enforcement of Certain ACA Section 1557 and Title VII Nondiscrimination Rules against Christian Employers Group Check out Much, Much More.............. Download HR Weekly Digest 5/25/2022 HERE.
We are excited to extend an invitation to you and your team to attend our next compliance webinar, HSAs, HRAs, and FSAs . . . Oh, My! on Thursday, May 19th, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET. View the webinar HERE.
“Federal officials continued to issue guidance on the Affordable Care Act in early 2022. This article summarizes the status of the so-called SUNSET rule, new materials for the 2023 plan year, Section 1332 waiver applications for Minnesota and Virginia, new risk adjustment data validation results, and guidance from the Internal Revenue Service and Centers for [...]
President Continues COVID Extensions “President Biden has extended the COVID-19 National Emergency, which was declared on March 13, 2020, and was scheduled to end March 1, 2022. This latest extension of the National Emergency is expected to last for at least one year. Extending the National Emergency also extends temporary delays of certain deadlines applicable [...]
We are excited to an extend invitation to you and your team to attend our next compliance webinar, A Guide to Dependent Eligibility Verification Audits on – March 17th, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET. View the webinar HERE.
The beloved groundhog Punxsutawney Phil has predicted the remaining duration of winter. While the prediction isn’t what most hoped for, six more weeks of winter weather, we are moving closer to spring every day. While we steadily progress towards longer days and better weather, many employers are navigating a competitive talent landscape and creating short-term [...]
Many tenants do not obtain their own renters insurance. Either they underestimate the value of their personal possessions or they incorrectly assume the landlord’s policy will cover them. Read more to get more information.... Download article HERE.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), enacted in December 2020, amended the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MPHAEA) to require employers that sponsor self-funded group health plans that cover mental health or substance use disorder benefits to perform a “comparative analysis” of any non-quantitative treatment limitations (NQTLs) effective February 10, 2021. [...]
Workers’ Compensation The Fear Of The Unknown Too frequently those of us that have dealt with workers compensation claims everyday become complacent and maybe even cavalier in our approach to the injured employee. We know the process inside and out and have a lot of trust in the system working. Why not, we have seen [...]
“The deadline extension is automatic, but the alternative method of furnishing forms to certain individuals requires careful consideration of the detailed requirements described in the instructions. Elimination of the good faith penalty relief for incorrect or incomplete information means filers need to really scrutinize their returns before filing.” Download HR Weekly Digest 1/6/2022 HERE.
“Earlier this month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued its “COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard” (the “ETS”) requiring employers of 100 or more employees to implement policies requiring employee vaccination or enhanced safety measures for unvaccinated employees (including wearing face coverings and weekly COVID-19 testing). ETS was subject to over 30 [...]
If you were unable to catch our latest webinar, “COBRA Compliance 101” held on July 15, 2021, we have included the recording so that you can review it at your convenience to stay informed on these important benefits topics. View the webinar HERE.