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June 6, 2022

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[Guidance Overview]

Upcoming Deadline icon Connecticut Employers Must Comply with State FMLA and Paid Leave Act Notice Requirements by July 1, 2022

"To meet the notice requirements ... the Connecticut [DOL] and the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority have issued a template written notice that employers may provide to employees explaining their entitlement to leave under the [Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act], as well as paid benefits under the Connecticut Paid Leave Act. The notice requirement goes into effect on July 1, 2022."  MORE >>

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Court Rules Plans' Civil Action Filing Deadlines Not Enforceable

"In two separate cases, the United States District Court for the District of Utah ruled that if an ERISA welfare benefit plan sets a time limitation on when a claimant may file a civil action after receiving an adverse benefit determination, that time limitation must be stated in the final claim denial; otherwise, it will not be enforced in court." [E.F. v. United HealthCare Ins. Co., No. 21-190 (D. Utah Mar. 30, 2022); Anne A. v. United HealthCare Ins. Co., No. 20-814 (D. Utah Mar. 30, 2022)]  MORE >>

Willis Towers Watson

Latest in 'No Surprises Act' Litigation and New Guidance

"This article summarizes the status of at least eight lawsuits filed by health care providers over the NSA and recent guidance on implementation of the law. Federal officials have suggested that there will be a final IDR rule issued by early summer."  MORE >>

Health Affairs

Chicago City Workers Argue Against City's Bid to Dismiss Wellness Plan Suit

"[The city workers claim] that the program requires them to undergo medical testing and disclose their spouses' medical histories in violation of the ADA and GINA.... The city characterizes the $50 increased monthly insurance premium as a financial incentive rather than a penalty for non-participation. It argues that financial incentives for wellness programs are lawful and not violative of the ADA or GINA." [Williams et al. v. City of Chicago, No. 20-0420 (N.D. Ill. complaint filed Jan. 19, 2020)]  MORE >>

Hall Benefits Law

How Newlyweds Should Approach Blending Insurance Benefits

"If one spouse has employer-provided benefits and the other does not, it is generally cost effective to add the person without workplace benefits to that plan. If both spouses have coverage available through their jobs, however, a little research is in order."  MORE >>

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Press Releases

PenChecks Trust, ASPPA Renew Partnership and Expand QKA Scholarship Program

ASPPA [American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries]

IRI Announces Four New Members of Board of Directors

Insured Retirement Institute [IRI]

EPIC Adds to Life and Executive Benefits Platform with the Acquisition of Dixon Wells, Inc.

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Employee Benefits Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions

June 21, 2022 WEBCAST

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Last Issue's Most Popular Items

CMS Fact Sheet Summarizes HIPAA Requirements for Electronic Health Care Transactions

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New Guidance Issued by DOL Regarding Mental Health and the FMLA

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Addressing Employee Health Plan Exception Requests, Part 2

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