Benefits Administration

Legislative Updates: New COBRA and CHIP Notices Available

2020-02-19T10:21:24-05:00February 19th, 2020|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News|

Cobra Notices: Updated Expiration Dates of Jan. 31, 2023 The Department of Labor (DOL) has released updated versions of its model COBRA General Notice and model COBRA Election Notice, both with an expiration date of Jan. 31, 2023. As a reminder, these notices [...]

Colorado Employers to Comply with New Wage Payment Requirements

2020-01-30T14:59:04-05:00January 30th, 2020|Benefits Administration, Colorado News, Legislative News|

The new Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order Becomes Effective March 16 On Jan. 22, 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced the adoption of the Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order #36 (COMPS 36). COMPS 36 [...]

Important Information about How to Report 2019 Massachusetts PFML Wages

2020-01-23T08:54:04-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Massachusetts News|

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue recently released important information on how to report PFML Wages for the 4th Quarter 2019 Paid Family and Medical Leave Return. The Department of Family and Medical Leave is providing this update for all employers participating in [...]

DOL Increases Penalties for Group Health Plan Violations

2020-01-22T12:40:40-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News|

2020 DOL Penalty Amounts for ERISA Violations Issued The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has increased the penalties employers face under ERISA for group health plan reporting and disclosure failures. These new amounts apply to penalties assessed after Jan. [...]

In Depth: The Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave Act (PFML)

2019-10-08T08:55:12-04:00October 8th, 2019|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News|

As the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (“PFML”) law enters the first quarter of PFML contributions, the Department of Paid Family and Medical Leave (“DFML”) has released additional guidance on the next steps for employers that have applied [...]

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Payroll Deductions Begin Oct. 1, 2019

2019-09-23T12:39:58-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Benefits Administration, Legislative News|

For those companies employing Massachusetts workers, payroll withholdings to fund the leave program established by the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFML) will begin Oct. 1, 2019. The PFML provides eligible employees with paid medical and family [...]

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law: What You Need To Know

2019-06-25T02:01:26-04:00June 10th, 2019|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News|

By June 30, 2019, employers must provide individualized notice to each employee (and potentially each contractor) in the state. In 2018, Massachusetts enacted the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law, which provides a right to up to 26 [...]

Do You Have The Right Administrative Support For Your Business? | NARFA

2016-07-27T12:00:00-04:00July 27th, 2016|Benefits Administration|

For small to medium-sized businesses, day-to-day operations can become cumbersome and distract focus from critical business functions and company growth. Managing human resources issues, employee benefits, payroll and workers compensation can make small to medium-sized business lose their way [...]