Posts in Employee Benefits

  1. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Benefit Minute)

    On March 27th, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). This is primarily an economic stimulus package; however, there are certain employee benefit-related items.  This issue of the Benefit Minute discusses these items and provides a brief overview of certain other major provisions.

  2. PSA in Good Health April 2020 Tips

    As prescription drug prices continue to rise, people are looking for ways to save on their medications. Manufacturer copay cards can help offset some of the costs of expensive brand drugs. Check out this month’s In Good Health flyer for everything you need to know about manufacturer copay cards. For more information, click on the […]

  3. Unsung Heroes on the Frontlines – Our Medical Professionals

    Unsung Heroes on the Frontlines – Our Medical Professionals While many of us are safe, secluded in our homes, health care professionals do not have that luxury. As a matter of fact, their working situation is more dire than ever! Many medical practitioners on the frontlines are feeling immense stress and pressure brought about by the […]

  4. Families First Coronavirus Response Act Update #2 (Benefit Minute)

    The Department of Labor has issued additional Questions and Answers providing more compliance assistance for implementation of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSL) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA) provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  Highlights of the additional DOL Questions and Answers are discussed below.

  5. Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Update (Benefit Minute)

    On March 24, 2020, the Department of Labor issued Questions and Answers addressing certain aspects of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSL) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA) provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  This is the first round of compliance assistance regarding the new law, and […]

  6. Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Benefit Minute)

    On March 18th, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Act). The relief granted by the Act is very specific.  Effective no later than April 2, 2020, the Act will provide short-term financial support in the form of paid leave to individuals employed by covered employers (private employers with fewer […]

  7. Health Plan Fiduciary Responsibilities (Benefit Minute)

    Under ERISA, a health plan fiduciary is any individual who has discretionary authority in administering or managing a group health plan or controlling plan assets.  A group health plan must have at least one named fiduciary which will generally be the employer, acting through individuals such as company officers or a plan administration committee.  However, […]

  8. PSA in Good Health March 2020 Tips

    One of the most sensitive components in the body is the digestive system. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between 60 and 70 million people are affected by digestive diseases. Learn about the 5 most common gastrointestinal diseases in this month’s In Good Health. For more information, click on the buttons […]

  9. PSA in Good Health February 2020 Tips

    Cold weather and darker days got you down? A case of the winter blues can be normal, but if you or someone you know is experiencing mood changes and depression, it could be Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Check out this month’s In Good Health flyer to learn more about SAD, it’s symptoms, and treatments. For […]