Posts in Employee Benefits

  1. Broker Compensation Disclosures: A Fiduciary Responsibility (Benefit Minute)

    The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) added a requirement for entities rendering brokerage or consulting services to ERISA-covered group health plans to disclose in writing to plan fiduciaries all direct and indirect compensation received for providing services to the plan. Plan fiduciaries must obtain and review this compensation information before entering into the arrangement […]

  2. PSA In Good Health Volume 8 Tips

    My Doctor Won’t Listen to Me… How to Promote Better Communication with Your Doctor Good health care starts with good communication practices, but communication between you and your doctor can sometimes be difficult. At times, we tend to not share everything with our doctors including if we are unhappy with our visits. It is important […]

  3. Recent Compliance Updates (Benefit Minute)

    HSA Limits for 2023 IRS Revenue Procedure 2022-24 updated the limits for qualified high deductible health plans (QHDHPs) for plan years beginning in 2023 as well as the 2023 calendar year health savings account (HSA) contribution limits, as set forth below: For non-grandfathered health plans that are not QHDHPs, the out-of-pocket maximums for plan years […]

  4. PSA In Good Health July 2022 Tips

    Healthy Diet, Happy Brain: How Your Diet Can Affect Your Brain’s Health    We all go through life worrying about being healthy, losing weight, reducing stress, and exercising more. As the list continues, it is important to understand how these factors can also impact other parts of your body such as your brain. In this month’s […]

  5. Recent Supreme Court Decisions Impacting Health & Welfare Plans (Benefit Minute)

    The Supreme Court is wrapping up a busy year with several decisions that potentially impact health and welfare benefit plans.  Two of the prominent cases are described below.

  6. Commuter Benefit Programs – A Way to Address High Gas Prices (Benefit Minute)

    Section 132(f) of the Internal Revenue Code allows employers to provide certain tax-favored commuter benefits, a valuable fringe benefit for employees in light of the current high gas prices. This issue of the Benefit Minute describes these qualified transportation programs and provides related compliance reminders.

  7. PSA In Good Health May 2022 Tips

    Get Up and Go… Starting a Physical Fitness Program Starting an exercise program is one of the best things you can do for your health, but it can be hard to know exactly where to start. In this month’s In Good Health flyer, learn tips for how to implement a regular exercise program into your […]

  8. Maryland Passes Paid Family and Medical Leave (Benefit Minute)

    Maryland recently enacted a paid family and medical leave (PFML) program, joining several other states and the District of Columbia. The Time to Care Act (Act) became law when the state legislature overrode the Governor’s veto of the Act. The Governor indicated that the Act was supported by no actuarial analysis and no viable plan […]

  9. PSA In Good Health April 2022 Tips

    A NURSE IS CALLING FROM MY INSURANCE COMPANY – WHY SHOULD I ANSWER THE CALL? We all know that our health plan provides us with health benefits and processes the claims for the care we receive, but that is not all that they do! Whether you are faced with an unexpected medical emergency, managing a […]