Compliance Overview – Section 102(h) Nondiscrimination Rules

Section 105(h) Nondiscrimination Rules Internal Revenue Code (Code) Section 105(h) contains nondiscrimination rules for self-insured health plans. Under these rules, self-insured health plans cannot discriminate in favor of highly compensated individuals (HCIs) with respect to eligibility or benefits.  The eligibility test looks at whether a sufficient number of non-HCIs benefit under a self-insured health…

Benefit Buzz – November

Compliance Date Approaching for Employer-sponsored Wellness Programs In May 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) finalized rules for employer-sponsored wellness programs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). benefits-buzz-november-2016

HR Brief – November

Workers’ Compensation Leave? Consider FMLA! If you are an FMLA-covered employer, you should always consider whether an employee who requires time off of work due to a work-related injury or illness is eligible for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (and/or possibly leave under a state law). hr-brief-november-2016_edited

Live Well, Work Well – November

Choosing Medications Wisely The rising cost of prescription and specialty medications is alarming. The most recent example of how expensive these types of medications can be is the price hike of the life-saving EpiPen, which now costs more than $600 for one pack of two EpiPens. live-well-work-well-november-2016