Compliance Webinar: Annual Review and a Look Into 2019

2018 was another eventful year for Employee Benefits and Compliance.  Presented by the Hays Benefits Research and Compliance Department, this recorded webinar is an opportunity to get ready for 2019 and ensure you are in compliance with the new laws and changes for the upcoming year. Topics include: What to do if you get a […]

Webinar: Health Savings Accounts – What You Need to Know

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are unique accounts that reside in employee benefits. These accounts exist merely because of health care coverage that’s offered by an employer. Employers can contribute to them, but they’re ultimately owned by the individual and are not sponsored by the overall health plan. Because of these, strange results and quirks can […]

Compliance Webinar: Wellness Plans – What You Need to Know

Healthcare costs are on the rise and with the evolving structure of wellness programs, along with the complicated wellness final regulations, it becomes a challenging task to ensure compliance. Recent legal decisions have also put the future of these final wellness regulations into question. Because of this, employers are now considering new and innovative ways […]

Hays Companies Employee Benefits Presents: Upcoming Webinars in 2018

We are pleased to announce the upcoming Hays Companies Webinar schedule for the second half of 2018. Registration information for each webinar, actual dates and complete details will be made available closer to the event.  Please reach out to your Hays Companies representative with any questions. Topics and dates are subject to change due to […]

Department of Labor’s Final Rule on Association Health Plans

On Tuesday, June 19th, the Department of Labor (DOL) released final rules for Association Health Plans (AHP).  In summary, the final rules will allow small businesses, including self-employed workers, to band together by geography or industry to obtain healthcare coverage as if they were a single large employer.  The intent is to provide greater negotiating […]

Webinar: M&A Impacts on Benefit Compliance

Corporate transitions like mergers and acquisitions are continuing at a rapid pace. When considering how these transactions and changes will impact employee benefit compliance, time is often limited. This 3o-minute webinar, presented by the Hays Benefits Research and Compliance Department, addresses the M&A impacts on Benefits Compliance. It covers common issues that companies need to […]

2019 ACA Out-Of-Pocket Maximums and Health Savings Account Limits

As the Hays Research and Compliance team plans ahead, we want to inform our clients that there will be two plan design changes to consider for 2019: Affordable Care Act out-of-pocket maximum dollar limits, and, High Deductible Health Plan limits. Affordable Care Act Out-Of-Pocket Maximum Dollar Limits This April, the U.S. Department of Health and […]

Financial Wellness: The Impact on Employee Health & Your Organization

By Pari Luna and Brian Whinnery, Hays Companies Over the years, more and more data has demonstrated a clear link between an employee’s physical and financial health. Consider the following: 70 percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck [1] 84 percent of employees reported they have some degree of financial stress [1] 24 percent of […]

Employee Benefits and Compliance: Annual Review and Preparing for 2018

2017 was another eventful year for Employee Benefits and Compliance: •       The House passed an ACA repeal and replace bill but the Senate failed to do so – we will discuss what this means. •       Employers and health insurance carriers went through a second round of reporting of health care offers and coverage for 2016 […]

Hays Companies Research and Compliance Department ACA Bulletin

The IRS recently released the 2017 draft versions of the 1095-C, 1094-C, 1095-B and 1094-B forms for use in reporting coverage offers under the Affordable Care Act. Generally, employers will use the Form 1095-C to report offers of health plan coverage to the individual and will also use Form 1094-C, which is then provided to […]