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Key Health Plan Notice Updates for 2023, 2024, and Beyond

February 16, 2024

Employers should be aware of updates to several model notices that can be used to comply with certain disclosure requirements that apply to their group health plans under federal laws.

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DOL Releases Audit Results of ERISA Enforcement During 2023

February 14, 2024

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released the results of its Employee Benefits Security Administration’s (EBSA) enforcement actions during fiscal year (FY) 2023.

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DOL Releases Updated Model Employer CHIP Notice

February 1, 2024

The Department of Labor (DOL), through its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), has released a new model Employer CHIP Notice with information current as of Jan. 31, 2024.

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Retirement Changed in 2023; Are You Prepared?

February 2024

The past year has brought changes in the retirement landscape that demand workers’ attention.

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Small Business Bulletin

February 2024

In today’s market, HR professionals must adapt to the changing expectations of organizations and employees amid difficult economic conditions. As such, proactive HR leaders and professionals will approach 2024 with strategies that incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) into everyday operations, satisfy employee demands for greater compensation and flexibility, and conform to evolving compliance standards.

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Compliance Tracker Newsletter

February 2024

Employers must post OSHA Form 300A by Feb. 1, 2024, in each establishment in a conspicuous place or places where notices to employees are customarily posted.

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5 Key Employee Benefits Trends in 2024

February 2024

Attracting and retaining employees has been a challenge for employers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2024, the labor market is expected to cool slightly; however, competition for talent will remain.

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HR Brief

February 2024

In today’s market, HR professionals must adapt to the changing expectations of organizations and employees amid difficult economic conditions. To aid HR professionals in meeting these challenges, here are three HR trends to follow in 2024.

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Selecting a Mental Health Professional

February 2024

For the many Americans that seek help from mental health professionals, selecting a provider is an important decision that should be made carefully.

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ACA Reporting Deadlines are Approaching

February 2024

Employers subject to Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 or 6056 should prepare to comply with upcoming reporting deadlines.

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DOL Releases Benefit-related Penalty Amounts for 2024 

January 11, 2024

On Jan. 11, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published the 2024 inflation-adjusted civil monetary penalties that may be assessed for a wide range of employee benefit-related violations.

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Compliance Bulletin 

January 8, 2024

Employers subject to Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 or 6056 should prepare to comply with reporting deadlines in early 2024. The following employers are subject to ACA reporting under Sections 6055 and 6056:

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January 2024 Compliance Tracker 

January 2024

As 2024 begins, employers should review their compliance with federal, state and local employment laws.  This calendar summarizes compliance deadlines for January 2024 and provides important compliance reminders for the start of the year.

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The Impact of Sleep on Mental Health

January 2024

Not only is your physical health affected when you don’t get enough sleep, but it also takes a toll on your mental health. In fact, mental health and sleep are so closely related that a lack of sleep can often lead to issues such as anxiety or depression.

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Small Business Bulletin

January 2024

Recent findings from payroll provider ADP showed that small businesses hired more than large employees during the fall of 2023.

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HR Brief

January 2024

Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced it would push the effective date of the new joint employer rule to Feb. 26, 2024.

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2024 Limits to Know

January 2024

Many benefits plans have updated limits for the new calendar year. Understanding these limits can help you successfully manage your finances in the new year.

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Health Plans Must Expand Price Comparison Tool for 2024

January 2024

Beginning in 2024, group health plans and health insurance issuers must expand the internet-based price comparison tool they make available to participants, beneficiaries and enrollees so that it includes all covered items, services, and drugs.

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Benefits Breakdown

January 2024

4 key trends driving employer health care costs in 2024…

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2023 Employer Reporting Requirements

December 13, 2023

This document outlines sections 6055 & 6056, the “B” and “C” forms, and the employer reporting obligations to both employees and the IRS.

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Small Business Bulletin

December 2023

The last months of the year are a great time for small businesses to ensure they’re prepared for everything that needs to be done.

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Healthy Habits That Can Lower Your Risk of Depression

December 2023

A recent international study published in the Nature Mental Health journal found that certain lifestyle factors can reduce the risk of depression by 57%.

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Managing Financial Stress During the Holidays

December 2023

If the holiday shopping season stresses you out, you’re not alone….

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In the Loop

December 2023

The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that the average monthly Social Security check for retired workers will rise 3.2% or $59, to $1,906 next year.

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HR Brief

December 2023

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Notice 2023-75, containing cost-of-living adjustments for 2024 that affect amounts employees can contribute to 401(k) plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs).

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Employee Financial Wellness Programs

December 2023

A lack of financial knowledge can hold anyone back.  When left with few reliable financial resources, employees may continue to struggle.

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IRS Announces Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2024

December 2023

Many employee benefits are subject to annual dollar limits that are updated for inflation before the beginning of each calendar year.  Most of these annual dollar limits will increase in 2024.

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2024 Open Enrollment Checklist

November 1, 2023

To get ready for open enrollment, employers who sponsor group health plans should be aware of the legal changes affecting the design and administration of their health plans for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2024.

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Benefits Buzz

November 2023

The IRS has released final 2023 forms and instructions for reporting under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056.

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Benefits Breakdown

November 2023

According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 6 people struggle with fertility issues. The journey to parenthood can be costly and challenging, so it’s not surprising that family planning-related stress often impacts employees’ work performance.

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Live Well, Work Well

November 2023

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 37 million American adults have diabetes, and 1 in 5 don’t know they have it.

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Small Business Bulletin

November 2023

Open enrollment can be an overwhelming time for small businesses. They must choose a benefits package that balances cost and value, as well as facilitate the enrollment process for employees.

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HR Brief

November 2023

The IRS has released draft instructions for 2023 Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056. Draft forms for 2023 reporting were previously released in July.

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In The Loop

November 2023

On Sept. 21, 2023, the Biden administration announced an initiative that would prevent unpaid medical bills from impacting Americans’ credit scores.

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Mental Health Minute

November 2023

Daylight Saving Time’s impact on the brain…

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PCORI Fee Amount Adjusted for 2024

October 18, 2023

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued Notice 2023-70 to increase the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee amount for plan years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2023, and before Oct. 1, 2024. T

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Health Care Reform: How Employers Should Handle MLR Rebates

October 2, 2023

Employers that receive MLR rebates should review the rebate rules and decide how they will administer the rebates. Any rebate amount that qualifies as a “plan asset” under ERISA must be used for the exclusive benefit of the plan’s participants and beneficiaries. Also, employers should use this portion of the rebate within three months of its receipt to avoid ERISA’s trust requirements.

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Benefits Breakdown

October 2023

More of today’s employers are educating their employees on surprise medical bills, cost-sharing and choosing a health plan. This can help workers reduce health care costs for themselves and their organizations. Consider these strategies…

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HR Brief

October 2023

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule to amend current requirements employees in white-collar occupations must satisfy to qualify for an overtime exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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In the Loop

October 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) has contributed to significant advances across many industries. Now, many people are using AI as a tool for self-diagnosis or to get answers to health-related questions.

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Live Well, Work Well

October 2023

Influenza (flu) season lasts from October through May in the United States, with peak season between December and March.  Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic….

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Mental Health Minute

October 2023

How can grounding techniques help manage feelings?

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Small Business Bulletin

October 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) has made its way into many workplaces nationwide and is rapidly changing how organizations operate and make decisions.

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Prescription Drug Notices Due by October 15

September 25, 2023

Each year, group health plan sponsors must disclose whether the plan’s prescription drug coverage is creditable to all Medicare Part D-eligible individuals. The notice must be provided by Oct. 15, the beginning of the annual enrollment period for Medicare Part D. This is true even when, as in 2023, Oct. 15 falls on a weekend.

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MLR Rebate Checks To Be Issued Soon

September 20, 2023

As a reminder, insurance carriers are required to satisfy certain medical loss ratio (“MLR”) thresholds. This generally means that…

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Benefits Insights

September 2023

Inflation’s impact on 2024 Open Enrollment…

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Small Business Bulletin

September 2023

As small businesses compete amid ongoing talent shortages, often with fewer resources than large companies, they may need to get creative in their attraction and hiring efforts.

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HR Brief

September 2023

New Form I-9 includes remote verification procedures for E-Verify users…

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In the Loop

September 2023

The Biden administration recently launched a beta website for its new student debt loan repayment plan, the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) plan.

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Live Well, Work Well

September 2023

In the pursuit of a fulfilling life, happiness is a goal for many.  However, happiness is not an isolated concept…

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Benefits Breakdown

September 2023

2024 Open Enrollment: the power of early preparation…

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Mental Health Minute

September 2023

Recent research indicates that the communication between your brain and your gut plays a crucial role in your overall health.

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HR Compliance Bulletin

August 30, 2023

On Aug. 30, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule to amend current requirements employees in white-collar occupations must satisfy to qualify for an overtime exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Checklist for Completing Form I-9

August 21, 2023

Federal law requires employers to hire only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens or authorized foreign nationals.  To comply with the law, employers must verify the identity and employment authorization of each individual they hire….

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News Brief

August 17, 2023

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settles its first AI Discrimination Case.

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ERISA Compliance FAQs

August 3, 2023

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for employee benefit plans maintained by private-sector employers. ERISA includes requirements for both retirement plans (for example, 401(k) plans) and welfare benefit plans (for example, group health plans).

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Benefits Buzz

August 2023

On July 13, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it approved the first nonprescription daily oral contraceptive to prevent pregnancy.

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HR Brief

August 2023

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the date for employers to begin submitting 2022 EEO-1 Reports is delayed again, this time with a tentative new opening date in the fall of 2023.

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In the Loop

August 2023

In many parts of the country, wildfire season is now in full effect. Wildfires pose a serious threat to life, property, and health.

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Small Business Bulletin

August 2023

As talent shortages persist across industries, an increasing number of small businesses are grappling with the need to adapt to this “new normal” to address this challenge effectively.

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Live Well, Work Well

August 2023

Self-discipline is an important skill that can enable you to reach personal and professional goals. Developing self-discipline is like strengthening muscles; it can be improved with practice.

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Benefits Breakdown

August 2023

Strategies for identifying and resolving gaps in benefits offerings.

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Mental Health Minute

August 2023

Happiness is a positive emotion that can include feelings of gladness, satisfaction, joy, and well-being. Many Americans desire happy, fulfilling lives. However, happiness is not an isolated feeling. It’s complex and connected to your overall physical and mental health.

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Do You Have An Employee Losing Medicaid Coverage?

July 25, 2023

On July 20, 2023, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury (Departments) released a letter calling on employers who sponsor group health plans to extend their HIPAA special enrollment periods beyond 60 days for individuals who lose coverage under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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New Form I-9 Available Aug. 1, 2023

July 25, 2023

On July 21, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new version of Form I‑9, also known as the Employment Eligibility Verification form. 

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President Biden Announces New Actions Intended to Provide Debt Relief

July 24, 2023

President Joe Biden recently announced a new plan to pursue debt cancellation under the Higher Education Act (HEA).

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Are You Ready for a World Driven by Artificial Intelligence?

July 18, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) impacts almost every area of society. And as groundbreaking technologies like generative AI emerge, this impact will increase in the coming years.

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Important Update: COBRA Timeframes Resuming

July 13, 2023

The temporary pause on COBRA payments and timeframes, which was extended during the COVID-19 National Emergency, came to an end on July 10, 2023. 

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What the Groff v. DeJoy SCOTUS Opinion Means for Employers

July 10, 2023

On June 29, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Groff v. DeJoy. The case significantly heightens the bar for employers looking to deny an employee’s request for a religious accommodation.

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HR Brief

July 2023

The IRS recently released Revenue Procedure 2023-23 to provide the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2024. The IRS is required to publish these limits by June 1 of each year.

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Benefits Breakdown

July 2023

Cell and gene therapy (CGT) is a treatment that modifies a patient’s genetic code to treat or cure specific diseases.

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Live Well, Work Well

July 2023

At some point throughout the summer, you may spend time outside with family and friends at a picnic or backyard barbecue. If you aren’t careful about handling foods and beverages during these cookouts, you’re putting yourself and others at risk for potential food-related illnesses.

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In the Loop

July 2023

Self-discipline is a crucial skill that can help you reach professional goals and milestones.  It describes your ability to focus on a task or goal to accomplish it.

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Mental Health Minute

July 2023

A Healthline survey recently found that 25% of people say social media negatively impacts their mental well-being, and more than half (53%) believe cutting down on social media use could improve their mental health.

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Small Business Bulletin

July 2023

Employee fraud, which involves deliberate dishonesty, theft or deception by an employee for personal gain, is prevalent in nearly two-thirds of U.S. small businesses, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.

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EEOC Issues New Posters With PWFA Updates for June 27, 2023, & After

June 27, 2023

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued new posters that include information about the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA).

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ERISA Compliance FAQs

June 23, 2023

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for employee benefit plans maintained by private-sector employers.

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Creating a Job Description Checklist

June 20, 2023

Crafting an effective job description is a crucial step in attracting top talent and ensuring a successful hiring process.

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HR Insights

June 1, 2023

“Bare Minimum Monday” is one of many recent employment trends to gain popularity on social media. Similar to “quiet quitting,” this trend entails employees prioritizing their work-life

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Health Care Overview

June 1, 2023

Group health plans and health insurance issuers are subject to many new requirements designed to increase health care transparency and protect consumers against surprise medical bills. These requirements come from final rules regarding transparency in coverage (TiC Final Rules), which were issued by the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury (Departments) in November 2020, and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), which was signed into law in December 2020.

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News Brief

June 1, 2023

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released technical assistance focusing on preventing discrimination against applicants and employees because of employers’ use of algorithmic decision-making tools when making employment decisions.

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Benefits Buzz Newsletter

June 2023

On May 16, 2023, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2023-23 to provide the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2024.

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HR Brief Newsletter

June 2023

Recently, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that employers have until Aug. 30, 2023, to complete the physical inspection of identity and employment eligibility documents for any employee whose Employment Eligibility Verification form (Form I-9) was completed virtually according to the temporary flexibilities extended during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Benefits Breakdown Newsletter

June 2023

What employers need to know about Medicaid redeterminations…

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In the Loop

June 2023

Anxiety is common and can have a significant impact on the workplace.

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Live Well, Work Well Newsletter

June 2023

As we move into summer, many will want to exercise outdoors to stay active and get some fresh air. That’s great news, as health experts recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week.

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Mental Health Minute 

June 2023

While physical exercise is known to be good for your body, it also can help your mind. Research continues to validate that exercise can improve mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative moods.

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Small Business Bulletin 

June 2023

With fewer employees, small businesses tend to be more dependent on workers’ individual performance. As a result, there’s often a lot at stake for a small business when hiring and developing talent.

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DOL Issues Opinion Letter About Holidays During FMLA Leave

May 31, 2023

On May 30, 2023, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor issued Opinion Letter FMLA2023-2-A: “Whether Holidays Count Against an Employee’s FMLA Leave Entitlement and Determination of the Amount of Leave Taken.”

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Legalized Marijuana State Laws & Related Employment Laws

May 15, 2023

Employers should become familiar with all applicable laws before implementing or enforcing any workplace policies regarding employee marijuana use. This infographic highlights state laws for legalized marijuana and related employment laws.

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HR Insights

May 1, 2023

The introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) tools such as ChatGPT, Eightfold and HireVue is forever changing the HR landscape.

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Legal Update

May 1, 2023

Aiming to promote responsible innovation in automated systems—including those marketed as artificial intelligence or AI—four federal agencies have issued a joint statement pledging to monitor the development and use of these systems and vigorously enforce anti-discrimination laws as they become more common.

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HR Brief

May 2023

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII), employers with 100 or more employees and certain federal contractors must submit a report about their workforces to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by March 31 every year.

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Benefits Buzz

May 2023

How the end of the COVID-19 National Emergency impacts health plan deadlines.

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Mental Health Minute

May 2023

Learn how to elevate your psychological resiliency…

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Small Business Bulletin

May 2023

Vendors provide access to expertise, products, and services that help a business run. Vendor management is important for a small business’s overall success and growth because it can help organizations control costs, minimize risks and improve services, but the practice can be challenging.

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Benefits Breakdown

May 2023

Rapidly increasing health care costs will likely continue to impact employers for the foreseeable future. The introduction of biosimilar drugs as an alternative to biologics may bring value to health care by offering cost savings and increasing employee access to necessary medications.

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In the Loop

May 2023

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the sale of Narcan, a brand name for the drug naloxone and the standard treatment for opioid overdose, without a prescription.

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Live Well, Work Well

May 2023

Mental Health Awareness Month, observed every May, is a time to raise awareness and break the stigma about mental health, and support people with mental illness.

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Legal Update

April 27, 2023

The deadline for health plans and health insurance issuers to submit their second prescription drug data collection (RxDC) report is June 1, 2023. This is an annual reporting requirement; plans and issuers will generally submit these reports by June 1 of each year, reporting information for the prior calendar year.

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ACA Compliance Bulletin

April 24, 2023

On April 13, 2023, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury (Departments) issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) preventive care coverage requirement.

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Guidance Issued on Emergency Period Expiration

April 14, 2023

This Compliance Bulletin contains guidance released in FAQ 58; however, President Joe Biden subsequently signed a House Bill on April 10, 2023 immediately ending the National Emergency, which may change certain dates referenced below. It is possible that FAQ 58 will be updated to reflect new dates. The signed Bill did not change the end of the Public Health Emergency, which remains May 11, 2023.

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Legal Update

April 12, 2023

On April 10, 2023, President Biden signed a resolution ending the COVID-19 national emergency that had been in place since 2020. The Biden administration had previously announced a May 11, 2023, end date to both the national emergency and the public health emergency (PHE), but the signing of the bipartisan legislation terminates the national emergency as of April 10, 2023.

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Compliance Overview

April 5, 2023

ERISA Compliance FAQs: What is an ERISA Plan?

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Benefits Breakdown

April 3, 2023

Americans spend less than one hour on health plan options during open enrollment…

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Small Business Bulletin

April 3, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot ChatGPT has recently made waves for producing human-like text from user inputs. Accessible to anyone with a computer and internet connection, ChatGPT produces usable written material on a wide range of topics.

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HR Brief

April 3, 2023

DOL issues guidance on Telework and FMLA eligibility.

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In the Loop

April 2, 2023

Global spending on prescription drugs will reach nearly $1.8 trillion by 2026, with the United States
alone spending up to $715 billion…

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Benefits Buzz Newsletter

April 2, 2023

On Feb. 23, 2023, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury (Departments) issued FAQs on the prohibition of gag clauses…

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Mental Health Minute

April 1, 2023

When times get tough, instinct often pushes people toward coping mechanisms. These mechanisms can help people feel like they’re…

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Live Well, Work Well

April 1, 2023

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), allergies are the nation’s sixth-leading cause of chronic illness.

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Legal Update

March 30, 2023

On March 30, 2023, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a ruling that affects portions of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) preventive care services requirement.

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Senate Votes to End COVID-19 National Emergency Declaration Early

March 29, 2023

On March 29, 2023, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution that would end the COVID-19 national emergency declaration that has been in place since 2020.

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Compliance Overview

March 16, 2023

Under ERISA, employer-sponsored welfare benefit plans, such as group health plans, must be described in a written plan document.

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Benefits Breakdown

March 3, 2023

5 Mental Health Employee Benefit Trends for 2023.

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HR Insights

March 3, 2023

Nearly two decades ago, more employers started requiring college degrees for positions that previously did not require one…

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ACA Compliance Bulletin

March 2, 2023

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in certain health programs and activities.

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Benefits Buzz

March 2, 2023

On Jan. 30, 2023, the Biden administration announced that it plans to end the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) and national emergency on May 11, 2023.

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Live Well, Work Well

March 2, 2023

March is recognized as National Nutrition Month, making it a great time to evaluate the food and beverages you’re putting into your body.

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In the Loop

March 1, 2023

The future of work-from-anywhere arrangements.

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Mental Health Minute

March 1, 2023

Enhancing mental health with nutrition.

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Small Business Bulletin

March 1, 2023

Cybersecurity tips for small businesses.

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Health Care Bulletin

February 24, 2023

On Feb. 23, 2023, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury (Departments) issued FAQs on the prohibition of gag clauses under the transparency provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA).

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2023 HR Compliance Calendar

February 15, 2023

Use this HR calendar to keep track of important compliance tasks for 2023.

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News Brief

February 9, 2023

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, President Joe Biden delivered the 2023 State of the Union address where he discussed Employee Benefits and the workplace.

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Health Care Overview

February 6, 2023

Group health plans and health insurance issuers are subject to many new requirements designed to increase healthcare transparency and protect consumers against surprise medical bills.

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Benefits Buzz

February 3, 2023

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA) extends the ability of high deductible health plans (HDHPs) to provide benefits for telehealth…

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In the Loop

February 3, 2023

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced a proposed rule that would ban noncompete clauses in employment agreements.

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Small Business Bulletin

February 3, 2023

Small businesses have faced unprecedented challenges over the last few years. Many are hoping for a calmer 2023…

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Live Well, Work Well

February 2, 2023

Some people wake up ready to take on the day, while others may need more time or a cup of coffee to start their day.

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HR Brief

February 2, 2023

In 2023, it’s critical for employers to consider how to prepare for economic uncertainty and build resilient, prepared organizations.

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Benefits Breakdown

February 2, 2023

There’s no denying that employees’ needs have changed in recent years.

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HR Compliance Overview

February 1, 2023

The current federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. However, several states have adopted minimum wage rates higher than the federal rate.

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Health Care Bulletin

January 31, 2023

The Biden Administration has announced its plan to end the COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) on May 11, 2023.

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Amazon Launches Subscription-based Prescription Drug Service

January 26th, 2023

On Jan. 24, Amazon announced a new Prime membership benefit from Amazon Pharmacy. RxPass will be available only as a subscription service for customers who have Amazon Prime memberships.

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Small Business Bulletin

January 24th, 2023

A recession is a prolonged and pervasive reduction in economic activity that can last for several months or years. 

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Benefits Buzz Newsletter

January 14th, 2023

On Dec. 12, 2022, the IRS released a final rule that extends the annual furnishing deadlines for Sections 6055 and 6056 reporting under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

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Live Well, Work Well

January 12th, 2023

Winter is one of the most challenging times of the year to collect enough blood products and donations to meet patient needs. That’s why National Blood Donor Month is celebrated every January.

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HR Brief

January 11th, 2023

There’s no denying that employees’ needs have changed over the past few years, and many workers are paying more attention to their benefits and wondering how to stretch their dollars further.

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In The Loop

January 11th, 2023

Many employee benefits are subject to annual dollar limits that are adjusted for inflation each year by the IRS.

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Benefits Breakdown

January 10th, 2023

Many employee benefits are subject to annual dollar limits that the IRS adjusts for inflation each year. The IRS typically announces the dollar limits that will apply for the next calendar year well before the beginning of that year.

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Benefits Insights

January 10th, 2023

Benefits have always been crucial for attracting and retaining top performers. For 2023, employers are uniquely positioned to offer more than just a health care plan, including holistic benefits, resources and perks that today’s workers most need.

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2023 Limits to Know

January 8th, 2023

Many benefit plan limits have changed for the new calendar year. Here are some limits to review for 2023.

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ACA Compliance Bulletin

January 7th, 2023

Employers subject to Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 or 6056 should prepare to comply with reporting deadlines in early 2023.

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CMS Releases Cost-sharing Limits for 2024 Plan Years

January 7th, 2023

On Dec. 12, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the maximum limits on cost sharing for 2024 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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