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Health & Welfare Plans Newsletter

August 6, 2021

7 New Job Opportunities


[Guidance Overview]

Upcoming Deadline icon Medicare Part D Notices Must Be Provided by October 15

"Only individuals eligible for Medicare Part D have to receive the notice. However, most employers send the notice to all participants since they may not always know if someone is eligible for Part D (for example, a dependent who may be eligible because of disability)."  MORE >>

HUB International

[Guidance Overview]

New Hampshire Optional Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Coming in 2023

"The intent of this law is to leverage the purchasing power and economies of scale available to the state of New Hampshire by contracting with an insurance carrier or carriers to create an insured paid family and medical leave insurance (FMLI) benefit. The state's newly created FMLI Advisory Board ... is tasked with creating an RFP to be distributed no later than March 31, 2022, with an anticipated effective date of January 1, 2023."  MORE >>

ABD Insurance & Financial Services

Trends in Telemedicine Usage, 2016-2020

"Telemedicine visits spiked during March 2020, when states issued stay-at-home orders and health care providers suspended nearly all in-person outpatient services. While patients' use of telemedicine for visits decreased after April 2020 from their meteoric highs, there is evidence that telemedicine visits have remained persistently higher than their prepandemic trends. Telemedicine users tended to be older and disproportionately female relative to patients who do not use telemedicine."  MORE >>

Employee Benefit Research Institute [EBRI]

Last-Minute Creative Employee Perks to Incorporate This Open Enrollment

"While health insurance is the biggest budget item when it comes to benefits, there are plenty of low-cost, high-value benefits that go a long way in increasing employee loyalty and engagement during the benefits selection process.... Accident insurance ... ID theft protection ... Hearing aids/LASIK ... Telemedicine."  MORE >>


Benefits in General

[Guidance Overview]

IRS Finalizes Mandatory 60-Day Postponement Period for Federally Declared Disasters

"The regulations [1] explain how the new mandatory 60-day postponement period is determined, and [2] clarify how the term 'federally declared disaster' is defined under IRC Sec. 165.... Ultimately, the final regulations didn't really change the type of disaster relief that will be available or how the public will learn of that relief."  MORE >>


Employee Benefits Jobs

View job as Participant Solutions Supervisor (Retirement Focus)
for Wespath Benefits and Investments Participant Solutions Supervisor (Retirement Focus)

Wespath Benefits and Investments

Glenview IL

View job as Participant Solutions Supervisor (Retirement Focus)
for Wespath Benefits and Investments

View job as DC Administrator
for MGKS DC Administrator


Remote / Phoenix AZ

View job as DC Administrator
for MGKS

View job as Special Projects/M&A Administrator
for Nova 401(k) Associates Special Projects/M&A Administrator

Nova 401(k) Associates

Remote / Houston TX / Dallas TX / Scottsdale AZ

View job as Participant Solutions Specialist (Retirement Focus)
for Wespath Benefits and Investments Participant Solutions Specialist (Retirement Focus)

Wespath Benefits and Investments

Glenview IL

View job as Consultant / Retirement Plan Administration
for Spectrum Pension Consultants, Inc. Consultant / Retirement Plan Administration

Spectrum Pension Consultants, Inc.

Remote / Tacoma WA / Honolulu HI / Fresno CA / Pasadena CA / Las Vegas NV / Mansfield OH / Independence OH

View job as Retirement Services Analyst
for Sacramento County Employees' Retirement System (SCERS) Retirement Services Analyst

Sacramento County Employees' Retirement System (SCERS)

Sacramento CA

View job as Contributions Specialist
for Wespath Benefits and Investments Contributions Specialist

Wespath Benefits and Investments

Glenview IL

Press Releases

Sallus Retirement Selects Ubiquity Retirement + SavingsĀ® for Administration and Recordkeeping of its Pooled Employer Plan

Sallus Retirement, LLC

Webcasts and Conferences
(Health & Welfare Plans)

Investing in Mental Health to Support Our Workforce

August 19, 2021 WEBCAST

Alliance for Health Policy

FMLA Abuse by Employees Post-COVID: Required Policies and Protocols for Employers to Mitigate Risks

August 19, 2021 WEBCAST

HRM Insider

Health Benefits Nation

October 25, 2021 in VA

Validation Institute

Last Issue's Most Popular Items

IRS Seems to be Holding Employers to a Higher Affordability Standard Than the ACA Allows


Health, Fringe and Leave Benefit Compliance Issues for 2022


Interim Final Rule Restricts Surprise Billing and Balance Billing

Nixon Peabody LLP

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