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