Return to Workplace Anxiety

An American Psychological Association survey noted that nearly half of Americans (49%) feel uneasy about adjusting to in-person interaction once the pandemic ends.

Recorded Webinar: ERISA – Fiduciary Obligations from MLR Rebates to Following the Terms of the Plan

Employers providing health and welfare benefits subject to ERISA must understand the responsibilities and standards of conduct that come with managing the plan and its assets. Join us as we break down the key administrative challenges and compliance obligations for ERISA fiduciaries.

Guidance on Health Plan Transparency Rules Delays Some Compliance Dates

On August 20, 2021, the DOL, IRS, and HHS (the “agencies”) issued FAQs (available here) addressing a number of the health plan transparency requirements found in the final regulations issued under the ACA last October and in the No
Surprises Act, which was enacted in late December 2020.

The Influential Extremes

6 Ways to Improve Open Enrollment

As fully remote workforces, hybrid models, and traditional in-office structures continue to evolve, open enrollment, whether done virtually or in person, has endured as an effective way to meet the needs of your workforce.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

Embracing diversity in the workplace strengthens creativity, productivity, retention, and engagement. A Gartner survey found that when companies support D&I initiatives, an overwhelming 83 percent of millennials are actively engaged in their work.

How Fringe Benefits Are Evolving After COVID-19

Fringe benefits plans are vital in building an appealing company culture that attracts the right workforce. Employees who feel comfortable and influential in their work environment have a higher motivation to achieve.

New Mexico Healthy Workplaces Act

Beginning July 1, 2022, workers in the state of New Mexico will be covered by a new Safe and Sick Time statute under the Healthy Workplaces Act.

Updated Guidance: COBRA Subsidies Under the ARPA

Yesterday, the IRS issued Notice 2021-46 (“Notice”), an additional set of Q&As providing guidance on the application of COBRA premium assistance under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).