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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

The Advantages and Disadvantages of ICHRAs

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An individual coverage health reimbursement arrangement (ICHRA) is an employer-funded healthcare account that provides an alternative to traditional group health plans. Employers can...

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HSA and HDHP Limits Increase for 2025

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The IRS recently announced the inflation-adjusted contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) will increase for 2025.

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How to Prep for the FTC’s Noncompete Ban

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On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted to issue a final rule to prohibit noncompete clauses for most employees, effective September 4, 2024. The FTC aims to promote...

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Final Guidance Issued to Prevent Workplace Harassment

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On April 29, 2024, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final guidance on workplace harassment enforcement under equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws.

Final Rule Issued on Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a final rule under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. It prohibits discrimination...

Reproductive Health Care Privacy Strengthened

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule which strengthens HIPAA Privacy Rule by prohibiting PHI disclosure related to lawful reproductive health care...

Many Employees Postponing Health Care Due to Costs

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A study by Paytient found that 40% of workers delay health care due to costs, impacting their mental health and productivity.

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More Student Debt Cancellation Announced

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On April 12, 2024, President Joe Biden announced that an additional 277,000 Americans would see their student debt of a combined $7.4 billion canceled. The Biden-Harris administration...

Final Rule Released for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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On April 15, 2024, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a final rule implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The rule clarified definitions...

Anxiety is the Primary Mental Health Concern Affecting Employees

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ComPsych, a leading mental health provider, has identified anxiety as the primary mental health concern affecting employees. Nearly one-quarter of the individuals reaching out to...