September HR Brief

Acting DOL Secretary May Bring Change of Pace: Following Alexander Acosta’s resignation, Deputy Labor Secretary Patrick Pizzella became acting Department of Labor (DOL) secretary. Who Is Pizzella? Pizzella has been involved with labor policy for several past administrations. He served as assistant secretary at the DOL from 2001-2009 during the Bush administration.

Benefits Buzz September 2019

Open Enrollment: What’s Changing in 2020? To prepare for open enrollment, group 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, 2020. Employers should review their plan documents to confirm that they include these required changes.

Benefits Buzz June 2019

Final Notice of Benefits and Payment Parameters Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020. This proposed rule describes benefit and payment parameters under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would be applicable for the 2020 benefit year. Standards included in the rule…

ERISA Fidelity Bonds

ERISA Fidelity Bonds The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) sets rules and standards of conduct for employee benefit plans maintained by private-sector employers, and those who invest and manage plan assets. One of ERISA’s requirements is that people who handle plan funds and other property must be covered by a fidelity bond.

Interactive Onboarding Toolkit

Onboarding Toolkit The term “onboarding” is often tossed around in the HR realm, but not everyone knows what it is or how to do it. In basic terms, onboarding is the process of getting new hires acclimated to their new roles. It includes setting clear guidelines for performance and company culture, and sharing the knowledge…

Oral Health and Wellness

DENTAL CARE: ORAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS Did you know that poor oral health can lead to many seemingly unrelated medical conditions? In fact, oral bacteria and oral disease have been linked to a variety of serious illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke and pregnancy complications.

May Live Well, Work Well

5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Daily Mental Health Mental health plays a huge role in your overall health and well-being. It affects everything, including how we think, feel and act, and helps determine how we make healthy choices and cope with stress. Because it’s such a crucial component of your health, it’s…

May HR Brief

Vote on Health Care Won’t Come Until After 2020 Elections President Donald Trump stated in a series of recent tweets that a vote on a Republican Party (GOP) replacement health care plan for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) won’t take place until after the 2020 elections.

May Benefits Buzz

On Dec. 14, 2018, a federal judge ruled in Texas v. Azar that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is invalid due to the elimination of the individual mandate penalty in 2019. In response, on March 25, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a letter with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals agreeing…

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