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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

Erin Woulfe

Erin Woulfe likes to write about things that matter. Keeping her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the public sector world, she blogs about the latest legislative news and employee benefit trends that affect our school, city and county clients. She’s been with NIS since 2002. “I love connecting to our clients and providing them with the tools they need in order to administrate their plan,” says Erin. “Whether that be materials to educate their employees on certain benefits, how to effectively communicate change within an organization, or providing tips and how-to’s to help them make their job easier.”

Recent Articles by Erin Woulfe


CMS’s Advance Health Equity Strategy

1 minute read

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently outlined an action plan to provide Americans with affordable and high-quality health care. The plan will further drive health...

Voluntary Benefit Trends in 2022

2.5 minute read

Benefits have always been a crucial piece for attracting and retaining top performers. And adding voluntary benefits can be a great way for employers to round out their benefit...


Web Accessibility and the ADA

1 minute read

The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued new guidance on web accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA requires public and private entities that...

COVID-19 and Caregiver Discrimination FAQs

2 minute read

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued FAQs regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on employees’ work and personal obligations. They address how employers may...

OSHA Withdraws COVID-19 ETS

1 minute read

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has provided notice that it will withdraw its COVID-19 vaccination and weekly testing emergency temporary standard (ETS). The...

Strategies to Reduce Health Benefits Costs in 2022

3.5 minute read

It’s probably no surprise to hear that medical expenses and health plan premiums will increase again in 2022. Experts predict a 6.5% increase in medical expenses alone, according to...


Coronavirus: Third Leading Cause of Death in 2020

1.5 minute read

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention registered over 3.3 million deaths in 2020. This was the first year of the pandemic, and it marked the highest annual total of deaths...

Emergency Temporary Standard Reinstated for Private Employers

1 minute read

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) federal emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19 has been reinstated by the 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. The...

Extended Stay Issued for OSHA’s ETS

1.5 minute read

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Vaccine and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) was extended by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The judicial stay...

2022 Health FSA Limit

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The IRS recently increased the health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) dollar limit on employee salary reduction contributions for 2022 plan years. According to the Affordable Care Act...