Brought to you by 3 Ways to Boost Your Heart Health Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. In fact, 1 in every 4 deaths is caused by heart disease. Heart disease refers to several different types of heart conditions. Coronary artery disease—caused… Read More

Financial Planning Assistance During the Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic is not only challenging the way Americans live on a daily basis, but also posing significant economic threats that could have a lasting effect on their financial well-being. Furthermore, studies suggest that financial worries can affect employees’ health and productivity. That’s why the majority of employers… Read More

EEOC Issues FAQs on Mandatory Vaccinations for COVID-19 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently added nine new answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) to its existing guidance on how employers should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other fair employment laws while also observing all applicable emergency workplace safety guidelines during… Read More

OSHA Clarifies COVID- 19 Reporting Requirements The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published two additional answers to its list of COVID-19 frequently asked questions (FAQs). The new answers clarify when employers must report COVID-19 in-patient hospitalizations and fatalities. Reporting Hospitalizations OSHA requires employers to report in-patient hospitalizations only if the hospitalization occurs within… Read More

2021 Open Enrollment Checklist 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, 2021. Plan Design Changes There are a variety of plan design changes to be aware of for plan… Read More

IRS Provides Transition Relief for 2020 ACA Reporting The IRS recently issued Notice 2020- 76 to: Extend the due date for furnishing forms under Sections 6055 and 6056 for 2020 from Feb. 1, 2021, to March 2, Provide a final extension of good- faith transition relief from penalties related to 2020 information reporting under Sections… Read More

Employers in today’s marketplace are faced with a rising number of potentially daunting responsibilities, not the least of which is securing a reliable and sensible health insurance plan for employees. The most central priorities for an employer in this position are typically to select a plan that simultaneously provides employees with high-quality insurance coverage and… Read More

The Best Tools to Educate Employees on New Plans

Annual enrollment periods are important for employees as the choices they make can affect more than their health, it can affect them financially. If an employee spends less than 30 minutes selecting their benefits, this could have long term repercussions for both them and the employer. According to MetLife, a comprehensive benefits program increases productivity… Read More

Open enrollment can be a stressful time for individuals throughout the organization, particularly for HR teams that are being tasked with multiplying their daily tasks for an extended period of time. Successful open enrollment renewals begin with clear communication throughout the process — from benefits teams to HR departments through to individuals within the organization.… Read More

It can be challenging to navigate your employees’ healthcare needs, costs, and plans. What is more, you may not be sure of the most efficient way to communicate changes in healthcare benefits to your staff. From the language you use to exchange information with workers to knowing how your company’s structure might be modified to… Read More