Posts in Employee Benefits

  1. Final Rule Expands Availability of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (Benefit Minute)

    On June 20, 2019, the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services published a final regulation regarding Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA). The regulation is intended to fulfill the President’s Executive Order directing the agencies to expand the availability and use of HRAs by employers. While the final rule allows for two new types […]

  2. PSA in Good Health June Tips

    Summer Safety Tips Summer can be a fun season, but safety should always be a priority for you, your friends, and your family. When preparing for your favorite summer activities, don’t forget to follow these summer safety tips. For more information, click on the buttons below to download the flyers in English and Spanish, or […]

  3. Perk Up! Job Perks Can Help Retain Talent and Support Your Company Goals

    Does your company offer some great, but underused employee benefits? Or, do you have a hard time attracting and retaining top-quality employees? Implementing a job perks program that aligns with your company goals and then maintaining and advertising the work perks is key to recruitment and employee satisfaction. If you’re already offering great company perks, […]

  4. More States Require Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefit (Benefit Minute)

    Massachusetts, Washington, and the District of Columbia are the latest jurisdictions to pass paid family and medical leave laws.  The paid leave laws of all three jurisdictions include job protection during the paid leave.

  5. PSA in Good Health May Tips

    What to Do When You Can’t Afford Your Medication For many people, affording medications is challenging. New medications tend to be expensive and may not be covered by insurance. Even when drugs are covered by insurance, the copays can add up quickly, especially for people who may take several medications or medications that don’t have […]

  6. Fringe Benefits for More Than 2% Shareholders of an S Corporation — Benefit Minute

    Generally, many fringe benefits provided to employees are excluded from taxable income.  However, this favorable tax treatment is not available to an S corp shareholder who owns more than 2% of the stock of the corporation on any day of the corporation’s tax year (referred to as a 2% shareholder).  Section 1372 of the Internal […]

  7. Eight Secrets for Building Employee Benefits Communications Your Employees Want to Read

    Despite the massive time and dollar investments in employee benefit plans, surveys show employers are not getting the mileage out of their offerings. The reason? Employers often drop the ball when it comes to properly branding and explaining the benefits via employee benefit communications, which results in a lack of employee appreciation for and understanding […]

  8. PSA in Good Health April Tips

    Colorectal Cancer Screening  Colorectal cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), which is the final part of your digestive tract. Most cases of colorectal cancer begin as small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells called adenomatous polyps. Over time, some of these polyps can become cancers, but they may be small and produce few, if […]

  9. HIPAA Portability and Nondiscrimination – A Refresher (Benefit Minute)

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed into law in 1996.  Its purpose is to provide protection for employees and their dependents by affording additional opportunities to enroll in a group health plan if other coverage is lost or certain life events occur. It also prohibits discrimination against employees and their dependents […]