Benefits Administration

Reminder: Annual OSHA Form 300A Posting Begins February 1

2023-01-19T16:16:39-05:00January 19th, 2023|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Compliance, Human Resources, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Employers that had 11 or more employees at any point in 2022 are required to post Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Form 300A from February 1 through April 30 unless they qualify as an exempt low-risk industry. The [...]

Telehealth Relief for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) Extended in Funding Package

2023-01-03T16:27:14-05:00January 3rd, 2023|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Employee Benefits Legislation, Health Savings Accounts, Legislative News|

On December 23, 2022, the House passed a 4,155-page funding bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (“CAA-23”), that includes a two year extension on telehealth relief for high deductible health plans (“HDHPs”) offered with health savings accounts (“HSAs”). [...]

Ohio Minimum Wage Set to Increase on January 1, 2023

2022-12-13T18:43:51-05:00December 13th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Legislation, Human Resources, Labor News, Legislative News, Ohio News|

Ohio’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase on Jan. 1, 2023, to $10.10 per hour for non-tipped employees and $5.05 per hour for tipped employees. The minimum wage will apply to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of [...]

Massachusetts Increases Minimum Wage and Ends Premium Pay Effective January 1, 2023

2022-12-12T22:42:47-05:00December 12th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News, Massachusetts News|

Learn more about Massachusetts' minimum wage increase and hour changes will take effect on January 1, 2023. Minimum Wage Massachusetts’ minimum wage will increase to $15 per hour. The minimum base wage for tipped employees will increase to $6.75 [...]

Maine Requires Employers to Pay Out Unused Vacation and Increases Minimum Wage

2022-12-13T18:58:44-05:00December 12th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News, Maine News|

In this article, you will learn more about Maine employment law changes requiring employers to pay out unused vacation payout and a minimum wage increase beginning January 1, 2023. VACATION PAYOUT Employers that have 11 or more employees will [...]

Compliance Alert: Prescription Drug Reporting Reminder

2022-12-12T19:24:03-05:00November 7th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance|

Plan sponsors of group health plans must submit information annually about prescription drugs and healthcare spending to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”). The first deadline is December 27, 2022 for reporting on calendar years 2020 and [...]

The Details of the Granite State (New Hampshire) Paid Family Leave Plan

2022-11-05T13:09:40-04:00October 31st, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Employee Benefits Legislation, New Hampshire News|

Federal programs like the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) mandated periods of paid leave—short and long—for qualifying employees and offset the expense on businesses with a payroll tax credit. The FFCRA has largely been viewed as a success, [...]

Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) Provisions In Effect: How Is Your Health Plan Impacted?

2022-11-05T12:19:41-04:00October 5th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News|

Although the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) was passed nearly two years ago, several requirements that impact health and welfare plans have largely gone unnoticed by many brokers and most employers. Though some implementation deadlines were initially delayed, several major [...]

Compliance Update: 5 Most Important Steps for Employers Doing Their 2023 ACA Compliance Planning

2022-10-13T00:01:32-04:00September 20th, 2022|ACA Compliance, Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance|

Applicable large employers must adhere to many Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules to maintain compliance regarding group health plan offerings. We offer the following checklist of the five most helpful reminders you should take into account as you plan [...]

Human Resources Alert: Connecticut Expands Antidiscrimination Protections

2022-09-16T14:07:17-04:00September 15th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Connecticut News, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Labor News, Legislative News|

Connecticut has amended its human rights law to broaden coverage to all employers—regardless of their employee count—and to add domestic violence protections. The changes take effect on October 1, 2022. Antidiscrimination Protections The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA), [...]