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June 15, 2022

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[Guidance Overview]

When Will the Pandemic Be Over for Employer Health Plans?

"As of [June 15, 2022]: [1] The National Emergency will end on February 28, 2023... [2] The Public Health Emergency will end on October 12, 2022 ... [3] The HDHP/telehealth provision expires on December 31, 2022 ... HHS has indicated that they will give the public at least 60 days' notice before the formal end to the Public Health Emergency."  MORE >>

Foley & Lardner LLP

[Guidance Overview]

District of Columbia Workers Will Soon Receive More Paid Leave

"[On] October 1, 2022 ... [the] maximum amount of leave that can be taken within a 52-workweek period will increase from 8 weeks to 12 weeks, regardless of the number of qualifying leave events in that 52-week period, with an exception when an employee takes both prenatal and parental leave."  MORE >>

Littler

Text of Supreme Court Opinion: HHS Decision to Vary Certain Medicare Prescription Drug Reimbursement Rates Was Unlawful (PDF)

17 pages. "Absent a survey of hospitals' acquisition costs, HHS may not vary the [Medicare outpatient prescription drug] reimbursement rates only for 340B hospitals; HHS's 2018 and 2019 reimbursement rates for 340B hospitals were therefore unlawful. The text and structure of the statute make this a straightforward case." [American Hospital Association v. Becerra, No. 20-1114 (S. Ct. Jun. 15, 2022)]  MORE >>

Supreme Court of the United States

Group Health Plan Considerations in the Face of Potential Changes to Abortion Laws

"If an employer provides a travel benefit outside of its group health plan, the employer could unwittingly create another group health plan that would raise numerous compliance issues ... Amending a group health plan to provide travel benefits for participants to receive abortions out of state where abortions are not legal could subject an employer and its employees to potential risk under state law.... Employers who wish to take action to address the changes in the law should proceed with caution and remain flexible[.]"  MORE >>

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Preparing for Enforcement of the ACA Employer Mandate

"[T]he IRS does not believe there is a statute of limitations on ACA employer mandate penalties. This means the IRS could audit any year, no matter how old. As a result, even if an employer has not received a letter 226J yet, they should prepare every year like they are going to. Steps to take today [are listed]."  MORE >>

HUB International

Helping Employees Manage Chronic Health Conditions Is Good for Business

"In addition to higher care costs for employees and the impact of higher utilization on health insurance costs, chronic conditions affect productivity ... Gather data to tailor your program ... Encourage employees to build a relationship with a primary care provider ... Provide additional support and education ... Incentivize better health."  MORE >>

Voya

Employee Benefits Jobs

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          for Enhanced Retirement Solutions Senior Retirement Plan Administrator

Enhanced Retirement Solutions

Rochester NY

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          for Enhanced Retirement Solutions

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          for Tycor Benefit Administrators, Inc. Sr. Retirement Plan Administrator

Tycor Benefit Administrators, Inc.

Berwyn PA

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          for Tycor Benefit Administrators, Inc.

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          for Wespath Benefits and Investments Sr. Actuarial Specialist

Wespath Benefits and Investments

Lombard IL

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          for Wespath Benefits and Investments

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          for Leading Retirement Solutions LLC Client Experience Team Member

Leading Retirement Solutions LLC

Remote / Seattle WA

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          for Leading Retirement Solutions LLC

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          for Newport Sr. Actuarial Analyst

Newport

Chicago IL / Dallas TX

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          for Newport

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          for Newport ESOP Analyst

Newport

Remote / MI

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          for Newport

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          for Blue Chip Retirement Plans, Inc. Compliance Consultant

Blue Chip Retirement Plans, Inc.

Remote

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          for Blue Chip Retirement Plans, Inc.

Press Releases

Hirschler Expands Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Team with the Addition of Partner Robert Saffelle in Richmond

Hirschler

Webcasts and Conferences
(Health & Welfare Plans)

Guidance on State and Local Paid Family Leave Laws, Part 5: Connecticut

RECORDED

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Preparing for the Likely Overturning of Roe v. Wade: Employers and Continued Abortion Coverage Access

June 22, 2022 WEBCAST

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Deciphering the New Group Health Plan Requirements Under the CAA: Surprise Billing

July 27, 2022 WEBCAST

Thompson Hine LLP

Last Issue's Most Popular Items

Domestic Partner Benefits Remain Popular But Present Challenges (PDF)

Mercer

Paid Family and Medical Leave in the United States

Congressional Research Service [CRS]

COVID's Impact on Mental Health Prompts Guidance from DOL and EEOC

Akerman

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