Archive: Compliance Notices

  • September 29, 2022

    COMPLIANCE ALERT: FAQs Clarify Posting Requirement for Machine-readable Files

    On Aug. 19, 2022, federal agencies released FAQs implementing certain health care transparency requirements, including the requirement that health plans and health insurance issuers disclose on a public website detailed pricing information in three separate machine-readable files (MRFs). The files …

  • September 29, 2022

    COMPLIANCE ALERT: Health Plan Enrollment Rules

    Employers that sponsor group health plans have some different options available to them for designing their plans’ enrollment process. When it comes to enrollment, health plan sponsors should have rules in place regarding…

  • September 29, 2022

    COMPLIANCE ALERT: Handling MLR Rebates

    How Employers Should Handle MLR Rebates The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established medical loss ratio (MLR) rules to help control health care coverage costs and ensure that enrollees receive value for their premium dollars. The MLR rules require health insurance …

  • September 29, 2022

    COMPLIANCE ALERT: 4 Tips for Preventing Quiet Quitting

    “Quiet quitting” is an emerging trend where workers only do what their job description says or work directly assigned to them. It is often the result of decreased motivation and burnout. Further, a lack of effective communication from leaders can …

  • September 21, 2022

    COMPLIANCE ALERT: Medicare Part D Deadlines Approaching

    Plan sponsors must provide the annual disclosure notice to Medicare Part D-eligible individuals before Oct. 15, 2022.

  • September 1, 2022

    HR Edge Quarterly Newsletter – Q3 2022

    Employers have an opportunity to expand their recruiting reach by pursuing entry-level candidates at universities, colleges and trade schools.

  • August 31, 2022

    ACA Pay or Play Penalties Will Increase for 2023

    On Aug. 16, 2022, the IRS updated its frequently asked questions on the employer shared responsibility rules under the Affordable Care Act to include updated penalty amounts for 2023.

  • August 31, 2022

    HR Brief Newsletter | September 2022

    Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, HR professionals have faced many challenges, including the health impacts of COVID-19 on workers and ongoing attraction and retention challenges.

  • August 31, 2022

    Inflation Reduction Act Contains Some Health Reforms

    On Aug. 16, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law.

  • August 30, 2022

    Complying With the FMLA Checklist

    This checklist outlines key steps for employers to comply with the FMLA. Keep in mind that complying with the FMLA may involve additional steps depending on the facts of a specific situation.

  • August 29, 2022

    Benefits Breakdown | September 2022

    Many employers have responded to COVID-19 by enhancing benefits offerings to support their employees, but providing the right options for employers’ specific workforces is vital.

  • August 28, 2022

    Court Invalidates No Surprises Act Dispute Resolution Rules for Air Ambulance Services

    On July 26, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas struck down part of an interim final rule related to the federal independent dispute resolution process under the No Surprises Act., which was enacted as part …

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