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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Is your benefit plan strong enough to prevent your best from leaving?

Why do employers offer benefit packages? To attract and retain quality employees, of course. In governmental organizations in particular, generous benefit packages are often seen as something...

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Continuing Life/Disability Coverage While on Approved Leave of Absence

Does your group term life or disability policy allow employees to continue their coverage while on an approved leave of absence? If yes, it’s important that your leave administration procedures...

5 Ways to Engage Employees in Your Wellness Program

More and more, public sector employers are investing in wellness programs hoping to slow down health insurance premium escalation. A healthier workforce can lead to a reduction in claims, fewer...

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Deadline Extension: EEO-1 Filing Report

Please note that the following article only applies to those public sector groups with a government contract.

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Trump Addresses Employee Benefits at State of the Union Address

President Trump delivered his 2019 State of the Union Address on February 5, 2019. During his speech, he touched upon several issues that could impact the employee benefits industry, including...

[Deadline] Medicare Part D Disclosures

If your employer-sponsored group health plan provides prescription drug coverage to individuals who are eligible for coverage under Medicare Part D, you are subject to Medicare Part D disclosure...

[Download] 2019 Health Plan Compliance Deadlines

When it comes to your employer-sponsored group health plan, public sector employers have numerous reporting and disclosure requirements that must be met throughout the year.

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Federal Aid Allocated by States Uneven

Recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Education show that overall federal budget for education isn’t being equally disbursed among the states. K-12 federal funding has increased slightly...

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How Imputed Income Reporting Works with Your Contributory Life Insurance Plan

Most school, city, and county employers are familiar with the imputed income rules when it relates to group term life insurance. Employers can provide their employees with up to $50,000 of group...

Final Wellness Plan Rules Remove Incentive Limits

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has removed the incentive limits from its final wellness plan rules effective January 1, 2019. The rules had allowed employers to offer wellness...