The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s newsletter discusses the benefits of seasonal produce, staying safe in the summer sun and record-high drug overdoses in 2021. Download now
In anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, states have enacted a wide variety of laws regarding insurance coverage of abortion. Some states have banned or restricted abortion coverage, while other states require plans to cover abortions. This Compliance Bulletin outlines the factors for employers to consider regarding providing abortion-related benefits. However, many of the issues surrounding these types of benefits remain open questions at this time. Download now

HSA/HDHP Limits Increase for 2023

Posted on June 27, 2022
On April 29, 2022, the IRS released the inflation-adjusted limits for HSAs and HDHPs for 2023. These limits include: (1) the maximum HSA contribution limit, (2) the minimum deductible amount for HDHPs, and (3) the maximum out-of-pocket expense limit for HDHPs. This Compliance Bulletin shows the new limits for 2023, as compared to the limits for 2022. Download now

Benefits Buzz – June 2022

Posted on June 21, 2022
This month’s Benefits Buzz discusses the updated limits for HSAs and HDHPs for 2023, as well as the updated benefit and payment parameters under the ACA that apply for the 2023 benefit year. Download now

MetLife 2022 Employee Benefit Trends

Posted on June 10, 2022
The pandemic brought the future forward by accelerating trends – especially greater interest in flexible working arrangements, work-life balance, financial well-being, and mental health – that had been gaining momentum throughout the 2010s. For 20 years, MetLife has published their annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study. This survey examines what workers want and how employers can respond meaningfully to shifting workforce dynamics. Download now
On June 8, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that registration is now open for its new technical assistance training programs on handling employment discrimination claims for employers. This Legal Update provides more information. Download now
On May 23, 2022, in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services Inc. (Naranjo), the California Supreme Court unanimously held that meal and rest period premium pay is subject to the same wage statement and final pay requirements as other wages earned by employees. Download now
The Transparency in Coverage Final Rules (TiC Final Rules) require group health plans and issuers to disclose, on a public website, detailed pricing information in three separate machine-readable files (MRFs). The MRF requirements were originally applicable for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2022, but federal agencies deferred enforcement of the first and second MRFs related to disclosing in-network and out-of-network data until July 1, 2022. This Compliance Bulletin explains further. Download now
The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s newsletter discusses the 2022 Dirty Dozen list, grilling safety tips and new research about the heart benefits of coffee. Download now

2022 Milliman Medical Index

Posted on May 31, 2022
In 2022, the cost of healthcare for a hypothetical American family of four covered by an average employer-sponsored preferred provider organization (PPO) plan is $30,260. This survey, by our friends at Milliman, show healthcare costs roaring back with a +13.2% trend. Download now