Reducing Your Medical Plan Spend

Implementing strategies to reduce costs while maintaining benefits is common amongst companies. However, the inverse often happens. Read our recent case study on how Hays assisted an automotive dealer to defy trends by reducing costs while enhancing benefits:

New Hampshire – Paid Family Leave Legislation Takes Effect January 2023

In late June 2021, the New Hampshire State Legislature passed the Granite State Paid Family Leave Plan (PFL) as part of the state budget legislation, making New Hampshire the 10th state (after CA, NJ, RI, NY, WA, DC, MA, CT and OR) to enact a paid leave law to be financed through payroll taxes.

Recorded Webinar: The Evolving Employee Experience

As the unemployment rate continues to decline and many employees, current or potential, are examining their career choices, employers are engaging with a renewed focus to improve their overall employee experience.

Requirements for the Surprise Billing Under the No Surprises Act

On July 1, 2021, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and the Treasury, as well as the Office of Personnel Management, issued interim final rules for Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part I (“Rules”).

Caregiving: The Impact of Unpaid Work on Employees

The global pandemic exacerbated issues that employees may have already been struggling with—in particular, caregiving. Whether it is responsibility for a child, parent, relative, partner or pet, caregiving is the unpaid work your employees must do when they finish their workdays.

Recorded Webinar: ERISA Reporting and Disclosure for Welfare Benefit Plans – Demystifying the Form 5500 Requirements

Each year, sponsors of health and welfare benefit plans are required to file Form 5500 unless a small plan or other regulatory exemption applies. The filing deadline is the last day of the seventh month after the end of the plan year – which for a plan operated on a calendar year basis is July 31st each year.

Supreme Court Dismisses Affordable Care Act Challenge

The Supreme Court released its long-awaited decision regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) when there is a $0 penalty for an individual’s failure to maintain minimum essential coverage under the ACA’s individual mandate.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy Exclusions

Due to recent litigation and regulatory concerns over the exclusion and limitation of treatments for autism spectrum disorder, plan sponsors of self-insured plans should review their current plan documents to determine whether any coverage limitations for ABA therapy or similar treatments will impact compliance under applicable federal and state law.

IRS Deadline Relief Available to Victims of Federally-Declared Natural Disasters

Business and individual taxpayers who have been affected by natural disasters in the first quarter of 2021 may be able to take advantage of the IRS tax relief extended deadlines to file certain tax returns.