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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

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Pay or Play Penalties are Still Applicable

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The IRS released an information letter which confirms that the employer shared responsibilities or pay or play penalties continue to apply for applicable large employers (ALEs) that...

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Resources Finalized for Mental Health Parity Compliance

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The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury have finalized resources to promote compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA)....

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Employee Assistance Programs can be Underutilized

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Financial woes. Legal advice needed. Daycare crisis. Aging parents. Mental health issues. There’s a lot of concerns that can weigh on you while you’re at work. And employers are...

Employers Enhancing Their Benefit Packages with Worksite Benefits

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One low-cost way public sector employers can enhance their employees’ benefit package is by offering worksite benefits. These voluntary benefits can help protect employees in the...

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Medicare Part D Notices Due Before October 15, 2019

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Employers with group health plans that provide prescription drug coverage to Medicare-eligible individuals need to provide the annual disclosure notice to those individuals before...

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Compliance: Open Enrollment Benefit Notices for 2020

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There are several benefit notices that employers are required to provide to employees either annually or during their initial enrollment. Open enrollment time can be a good time to...

Trending: Millennials Seek Employers Offering Student Loan Repayment Programs

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As millennials graduate from college and begin looking for employment, many are saddled with student loan debt - $1.6 trillion in the U.S. alone.1 It’s a financial hardship and...

Rural Schools Receive New Platform to Discuss Technological Needs

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Nearly one fifth of U.S. public school students are considered rural. And when it comes to education-reform policy discussions, rural schools and students are often overlooked....

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Download: 2020 Open Enrollment Checklist

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For plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2020, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made some changes which may affect the design and administration of your plans. It’s important...

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Preventative Care for HDHPs is Expanded to Include Chronic Conditions

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The IRS has expanded the scope of preventative care benefits for some chronic conditions that can be provided by high deductible health plans (HDHP) without a deductible.