May 2022 – IRS Suspends Notices to Delinquent Filers of Some Returns On March 22, 2022, the IRS announced it will temporarily stop sending written notices to certain entities that fall behind on filing obligations related to Forms 5500, 990 and others. The IRS usually mails these notices to tax-exempt or governmental entities in case… Read More

Tips for Choosing the Right Primary Care Physician The doctor-patient relationship is critical because you want someone you can trust and talk openly with. A primary care physician (PCP) is generally responsible for advising and educating you about your health care decisions and examining and treating you. Consider these tips for choosing your PCP: Choose… Read More

Elevating Your Psychological Resiliency Psychological resilience refers to the ability to mentally withstand or adapt to uncertainty and adversity. Building resilience to life’s inevitable changes and challenges can help you cope with and manage stressors. Resilience can also help protect you from various mental health symptoms. As the pandemic rolls into year three, health care… Read More

  EEOC’s 2021 Report and 2023 Budget Justification Signal Potential Enforcement Increase The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced its 2021 performance report and presented its proposed budget for fiscal year 2023. Exploring these subjects can help employers gauge where the EEOC may soon be focusing its enforcement efforts. 2021 Review In 2021, the… Read More

May 2022 Cybercrime and Benefits Plans According to recent estimates from the University of Maryland, a cyberattack occurs every 39 seconds. Data breaches and cyberattacks are daily headlines—and employee benefits plans are no exception to that threat. In fact, employee benefits plans are even more vulnerable as the coronavirus pandemic continues; organizations and benefits providers… Read More

Nip Seasonal Allergies in the Bud More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies every year. In particular, springtime allergies are an annual nuisance for many people. As plants begin to bloom and neighbors start to cut their grass more frequently, allergy sufferers nationwide start sniffling and sneezing. What’s more, mold growth blooms both indoors… Read More

Personalizing Your Employee Benefits Offerings Each workforce is comprised of unique individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests. So why opt for a one-size-fits-all benefits package? Instead, consider providing benefits options that are as unique as your employees. Doing so could be the attraction and retention tool that sets your workplace apart. In fact, 73% of… Read More

The Best Benefits to Avoid the Great Resignation According to recent government statistics, employees are walking away from their jobs in record numbers. During this period of mass resignation (sometimes referred to as “the great resignation”), employers need to demonstrate their value to employees or risk losing them. Here are some of the most attractive… Read More

CDC Loosens Mask-wear- ing Guidance for Most of U.S. Population Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced updates to its mask-wearing recommendations, loosening guidance for a majority of the U.S. population. The CDC provides COVID-19 Community Levels as a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the… Read More

The OSHA Vaccine Mandate Was Blocked— What Now? Near the end of 2021, workplaces were poised to implement COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements in their organi- zations. The requirements were drafted by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and would apply to certain organizations across the country. In January 2022, the OSHA rule was… Read More