Employee Benefits Compliance Update: 3rd Quarter Review

AssuredPartners has released the 3rd Quarter Employee Benefits Compliance Newsletter that summarizes the compliance updates and changes that have occurred over the past few months. These topics include: 
• Medicare Part D Notices
• Rx Plans May Exclude Value of Drug Manufacturers’ Coupons Until Further Notice
• Summary Annual Reports
• Agencies Finalize Mental Health • Parity Resources
• Affordable Coverage
• MLR Rebates
• ACA Pay or Play Still Applies
• ACA Reporting 2019

Live Well, Work Well – October 2019

Topics Include:
• October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
• Devices Stealing Your Sleep
• The Dangers of Vaping
• Recipe: Corn, Zucchini and Tomato Pie

Trick or Treat: Halloween Safety Tips

As Halloween approaches, preparing for the festivities surrounding the holiday and celebrating with family and friends can be an exciting endeavor, but amidst all the excitement, it’s important to keep safety top of mind. From costume planning to trick or treat tips, we’ve got you covered.

Benefits Buzz – October 2019

Topics Include:
• Deadline Approaching: Medicare Part D Notices Due Before 10/15
• Employers Expected to Spend More on Health Care and Wellness in the Next Year

Fatigue at Work

We all have nights where we don’t get enough sleep but getting the proper amount of sleep every night is necessary for our physical, mental, and emotional health. When a lack of sleep becomes a regular part of your routine, you might be putting yourself in more danger than you realize as you are likely suffering from fatigue.

HR Brief – October 2019

Topics Include:
• Hold on to Talent with Stay Conversations
• Help Employees Overcome Pre-work Stress

Is Your Car Ready for Winter?

Winter roads may seem like a distant problem, but the snowy, icy weather is just around the corner and because winterizing your car can take time and money, now is the time to think about getting prepared. Here are a few things you can do to get yourself set up for success on the roads this winter.

Compliance Bulletin: SAR is Due by Sept. 30 for Calendar Year Plans

Many employers that must file Form 5500 on behalf of their employee benefit plans must also provide plan participants with a summary annual report (SAR). The SAR is a summary of the information included in the Form 5500. Employers with plans that operate on a calendar year basis must provide the SAR by Sept. 30, 2019.