Health Plan Coverage for Same-sex Spouses

Due to recent changes in federal and state laws, employers may be considering their options and obligations for offering coverage to same-sex spouses under their group health plans. Many, but not all, employers will continue to have discretion regarding whether they offer health coverage to same-sex spouses. As an overview:   Health Plan Coverage for…

Benefits Bulletin 2nd Quarter

Final Employer Pay or Play Regulations Issued On Feb. 12, 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department published final regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility provisions. The ACA imposes a penalty on applicable large employers (ALEs) that do not offer minimum essential coverage to full-time employees and their dependents.   Benefits Bulletin Q2

Know Your Benefits

Updating Your Beneficiary Designations When you signed up for life insurance, a retirement plan or a similar financial account, you likely named a beneficiary and promptly forgot about it. But it’s important to periodically update your beneficiaries in order to make sure the right people receive your assets.   Know Your Benefits – Updating Beneficiary…

Benefits Buzz – April

A major provision of the Affordable Care Act was delayed in February, when the U.S. Treasury Department announced that pay or play rules will not take effect for some medium-sized employers until 2016. April Benefits Buzz  

April Is Awareness Month for Autism Spectrum Disorder

April is designated as National Autism Awareness Month, and April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. These observances are intended to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 88 children in the United States have ASD, and the diagnosis is far more…