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September 19, 2022

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[Guidance Overview]

Paid Leave Oregon Becomes Effective in 2023: What Employers Need to Know

"Employers with twenty-five or more employees anywhere in the world and at least one eligible employee in Oregon -- including remote employees -- must comply with this law's requirements.... Employees who have been employed with an employer for at least ninety days may take job-protected PLO leave. Employees may take twelve weeks of PLO leave per year."  MORE >>

Ogletree Deakins

Strategies for Defending MHPAEA Claims: Preparing for the Lawsuit Before It Is Filed

"[1] Carefully review plan terms related to the benefits that are frequently the target of MHPAEA claims and the medical/surgical treatments that plaintiffs typically claim are analogs for these treatments. [2] Confirm that the processes for designing and applying coverage limitations are well-documented and in compliance with MHPAEA's requirements. [3] Confirm that processes are in place to comply with MHPAEA's disclosure requirements in response to participant document requests. Such requests are an 'early warning' that a MHPAEA lawsuit may be coming."  MORE >>

Groom Law Group

Healthcare Costs for Employer-Sponsored Plans on the Rise

"Health insurers and administers surveyed reported medical trend factors that vary by product, averaging 5.8% to 6.9%, down by 1-2 percentage points from the previous survey. The Preferred Provider Organization plan was at 6.4% for the average trend factor, down by 1.4% from the prior year. With prescription drugs, insurers reported a weighted average trend of 8.1%, down 0.7% from 2021, whereas the weighted average trend reported by Pharmacy Benefit Managers increased from 6.2% to 7.5%."  MORE >>

HealthLeaders Media

Open Enrollment Prep: What Benefits to Consider for Your Employees

"Employee wellness has become the top priority since the COVID-19 pandemic ... Another benefit that's in high demand is flexibility, regarding where, when and how employees work.... 48% of workers said that the ability to work from home some or all of the time would be a major or the most important factor in determining whether to accept a job offer in the future."  MORE >>

HRD [Human Resources Director]

Few Workers Tap Wellness Benefits When Stressed

"Close to three-quarters (73%) of workers at companies with 1,000 employees or more in the United States and four Western Europe nations reported high or moderate levels of stress in February and March 2022.... [M]ore than one-third (34%) of the employees polled reported suffering symptoms of burnout.... few employees (23%) in the United States and the United Kingdom use employer-sponsored stress management programs, and only 15% reported being aware of them. The kicker, 32% of employees wanted their companies to offer more mental health resources."  MORE >>

CFO

Benefits in General

What New Student Loan Relief Means for Employee Benefits

"Employers may want to consider building in flexibility to their education assistance programs and to any matching contributions offered through coordination of such a program and a 401(k) plan benefit.... [If] proposed measures take effect, more individuals will be eligible for $0 monthly income-based payment amounts in the future.... [E]mployers that do not currently offer education assistance programs may want to consider adding one by January 1, 2023, as many borrowers' priorities will be shifting from retirement savings to student loan repayments then."  MORE >>

Ogletree Deakins

Employee Benefits Jobs

View job as Deconversion Coordinator
            for Ascensus

Deconversion Coordinator

Ascensus

Remote

View job as Deconversion Coordinator for Ascensus

View job as SVP, Insurance & Nonqualified Retirement Plan Sales
            for Newport, an Ascensus Company

SVP, Insurance & Nonqualified Retirement Plan Sales

Newport, an Ascensus Company

Remote

View job as SVP, Insurance & Nonqualified Retirement Plan Sales for Newport, an Ascensus Company

View job as Benefits Specialist
            for Air Line Pilots Association

Benefits Specialist

Air Line Pilots Association

Seattle WA

View job as Benefits Specialist for Air Line Pilots Association

View job as Consulting Actuary - Mid-size Plan Market
            for Definiti LLC

Consulting Actuary - Mid-size Plan Market

Definiti LLC

Remote

View job as Consulting Actuary - Mid-size Plan Market for Definiti LLC

View job as Retirement Plan Consultant
            for Definiti LLC

Retirement Plan Consultant

Definiti LLC

Remote

View job as Retirement Plan Consultant for Definiti LLC

View job as Regional Sales Consultant
            for Definiti LLC

Regional Sales Consultant

Definiti LLC

Remote

View job as Regional Sales Consultant for Definiti LLC

View job as Manager, Recordkeeping Services
            for Definiti LLC

Manager, Recordkeeping Services

Definiti LLC

Remote

View job as Manager, Recordkeeping Services for Definiti LLC

View job as Consulting Actuary
            for Definiti LLC

Consulting Actuary

Definiti LLC

Remote

View job as Consulting Actuary for Definiti LLC

Press Releases

AHIP Announces Executive Leadership Changes

AHIP [America's Health Insurance Plans]

Webcasts and Conferences
(Health & Welfare Plans)

Key Considerations for Your Healthcare ERISA Plan

RECORDED

WithumSmith+Brown

Navigating the Post-Dobbs Landscape

September 29, 2022 WEBCAST

WilmerHale

Last Issue's Most Popular Items

Third 'No Surprises Act' Rule Issued; Claims Backlog Persists

ArentFox Schiff LLP

Upcoming Rx Reporting: What About Third-Party Point Solutions?

Mercer

Working with the Affordability Safe Harbors in Light of the 9.12 Percent Affordability Threshold for 2023

Accord

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