Health Care Bulletin: Proposed Rule on Health Care Transparency to Affect Some Employer Plans

On Nov. 15, 2019, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury (Departments) issued a proposed rule regarding transparency in coverage that would impose new transparency requirements on group health plans and health insurers in the individual and group markets.

ACA Compliance Bulletin: Federal Court Vacates Some ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Rules

On Oct. 15, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a ruling vacating parts of the Section 1557 nondiscrimination rules under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Specifically, the court’s ruling eliminates the Section 1557 provisions prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or termination of pregnancy.

Compliance Bulletin: FAQs- Proposed Rule on Employee Tip Regulations

On Oct. 8, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a proposed rule to amend employee tip regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This document provides the Department’s answers to frequently asked questions about the proposed rule and tip payment standards enforced by the WHD. 

Compliance Bulletin: 2020 Minimum Wage Rates

The current federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. However, many states have adopted minimum wage rates higher than the federal rate. When the state rate and the federal rate are different, employers must pay their employees the higher rate. 

Live Well, Work Well – December 2019

Topics Include:
• Tips for Sticking to Your Diet During the Holidays
• Stay Safe While Decking the Halls
• Daily Use of This Supplement May Help Lower Heart Disease Risk
• Recipe: Curried Squash Stew

Stay Safe for the Holidays

The Holiday season is now in full swing and with all the joy and splendor of the season, it’s important to remember that amongst the parties, decorating, and traveling, it’s essential to follow some basic safety measures to ensure everyone stays safe while having fun throughout the season.

Benefits Buzz – December 2019

Topics Include:
• FSA Contribution and Other Benefits Limits Rise for 2020
• DOL Proposes New Method for Electronic Delivery of Retirement Plan Disclosures

Financial Wellness Tips

An important component of overall wellness that is often overlooked is financial wellness. Financial wellness can be difficult to achieve for a variety of reasons, whether that be low income, high standard of living, debt, lack of financial knowledge, confusion, etc. What can you do to take control of your finances?