Compliance Alert: Prescription Drug Reporting Reminder

2022-11-07T17:53:39-05:00November 7th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance|

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

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, [...]

Colorado Requires Contributions for Paid Family and Medical Leave on January 1

2022-11-05T13:02:23-04:00October 31st, 2022|Colorado News, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Human Resources|

Colorado’s paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI) will launch next year. FAMLI benefits include partial wage replacement, job protection, and continuation of group health care coverage. FAMLI is funded by payroll contributions and is administered by the [...]

5 Tips to Meet OSHA Requirements for Employee Injury or Illness

2022-11-05T12:50:30-04:00October 14th, 2022|Employee Wellness Programs, Safety Tips|

Every year, nearly five million workers experience an occupational injury or illness on the job, and it is an employer’s responsibility in these cases to meet OSHA requirements. More than half of these injuries and illnesses are severe enough [...]

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 [...]

How to Help Reduce the Stigma Around Mental Health in the Workplace

2022-10-13T00:09:38-04:00October 5th, 2022|Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Safety Tips|

Mental health challenges have tested many workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. And as the pandemic reaches the two-and-a-half-year mark, experts say employers need to make employees’ mental health as high of a priority as physical health. “If you have [...]

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), [...]

Human Resources: What is Discrimination?

2022-09-16T14:13:43-04:00September 1st, 2022|Benefits Administration, Human Resources|

A hiring manager, eager to fill an exciting new role in the company, reacquaints himself with a candidate’s resume as that candidate takes a seat across from him. Looking up, the hiring manager jolts involuntarily, surprised to see a [...]

Connecticut Adds CT FMLA Notice Requirements

2022-08-17T12:07:21-04:00August 17th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Connecticut News, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Labor News|

Connecticut has adopted new family and medical leave (CT FMLA) regulations. While the updated regulations primarily incorporate the changes to the law that took effect on January 1, 2022, they also create new notice requirements, described below. According to [...]