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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

2025 Pay-or-Play Penalties Decrease

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The IRS released updated employer responsibility (pay-or-play) penalty amounts under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The rules require applicable large employers (ALEs) to offer...

Empowering and Nurturing Caregivers in the Workplace

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In 2023, 38 million Americans provided unpaid care for loved ones, impacting their mental, physical, and financial health, leading to decreased workplace productivity. Unfortunately,...

Many Employers Enhancing Leave Programs

1.5 minute read

A survey by Willis Towers Watson (WTW) revealed that 84% of U.S. employers are changing their leave programs over the next two years. The 2023 survey revealed that attraction,...

Understanding Embedded vs. Nonembedded Deductibles

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When it comes to health insurance, employers are constantly searching for ways to optimize coverage and manage costs. That's where embedded and nonembedded deductibles come into play....

Evaluating a Pharmacy Benefits Manager

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A pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) acts as a middleman in the pharmacy benefits marketplace, connecting employers, drug wholesalers, plan members, pharmacies, and drug companies. PBMs...

Medicare Part D Disclosures Due in February

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Group health plan sponsors must annually complete an online form with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to disclose if their prescription drug coverage is creditable...

Model CHIP Notice Updated

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), through its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) released a new model Employer CHIP Notice.

2024 Federal Poverty Levels Released

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) updates federal poverty levels (FPLs) annually to determine eligibility for programs and benefits. The 2024 FPL for an individual...

How Obesity Impacts the Workplace

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Obesity is a global health epidemic with significant challenges for employers and workplaces, including decreased productivity and increased healthcare costs.

FAQs Issued for Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

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The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury (Departments) issued FAQs about the contraceptive coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The FAQs...