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Employee Benefit News for School, City and County Employers

The Advantages and Disadvantages of ICHRAs

3 minute read

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

Prioritizing the Mental Health of Educators

2.5 minute read

Amid education reform, curriculum updates and assessments, educational institutions can overlook the well-being of educators. Recognizing and addressing educators' mental health needs...

Final Rule Issued on Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities

1.5 minute read

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

1 minute read

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

Investing in Employee Digestive Wellness

3 minute read

When striving for a productive and flourishing workforce, employers commonly prioritize traditional wellness initiatives geared towards physical fitness and mental health. However, one...

Final Rule Released for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

1 minute read

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

1 minute read

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...

Legal Assistance Programs Offer Affordable Access to All Employees

2 minute read

Employers are always looking for ways to enhance their employee benefit offerings. From accident coverage to reproductive assistance and financial support, they continuously add various...

ACA Reporting Penalties Increase for 2025

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IRS Revenue Procedure 2023-34 outlines updated penalties for noncompliance with ACA requirements under IRC Sections 6055 and 6056. These increased penalties apply to 2024 information...