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Health & Welfare Plans Newsletter

October 28, 2022

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[Guidance Overview]

Alabama's New Family Leave Law

"The new law mirrors the Federal [FMLA] in that coverage under the Adoption Promotion Act applies only to employers with 50 or more employees. Employees are eligible for family leave under the new law if they have both completed at least 12 months of employment and worked at least 1,250 hours during this period."  MORE >>


District Court Orders Airline to Correct Company Policy That Hindered FMLA Eligibility for Flight Attendants and Pilots

"In what may be a far-reaching move for the airline industry, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona entered a consent judgment ... that flight attendants and pilots qualified for FMLA under either hours worked or hours paid.... [F]light attendants are not paid their standard hourly wages for every hour on duty, instead they generally receive hourly wages only while the aircraft is moving.... Mesa Air Group had a policy of using only hours paid to determine FMLA eligibility in employee requests for leave, ignoring the hours employees worked. " [DOL v. Mesa Air Group Inc., No. 20-2049 (D. Ariz. Oct. 7, 2022)]  MORE >>

Wage and Hour Division [WHD], U.S. Department of Labor [DOL]

Guide to Compliance Considerations for Level-Funded Plans

"One of the most common sources of compliance errors for level-funded plans is that the employer forgets the plan is self-insured.... [1] PCORI fees ... [2] ACA reporting ... [3] ERISA preemption ... [4] COBRA ... [5] Year end refunds as plan assets ... [6] Nondiscrimination testing ... [7] Prescription drug data collection reporting ... [8] Compliance checklist."  MORE >>


Will Employers Introduce Cost Sharing for Preventive Services? (PDF)

"When asked ... what actions they might take if allowed to reintroduce cost sharing on preventive services ... 80 percent of HR decision makers who responded said they would continue to cover preventive services in full.... Eight percent would impose cost sharing for at least some preventive services, and 12 percent responded, 'It Depends.' "  MORE >>

Employee Benefit Research Institute [EBRI]

Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator

"Estimate health insurance premiums and subsidies for health insurance coverage through Marketplaces. Note: This calculator has been updated with premiums for 2023 plans."  MORE >>

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Employee Benefits Jobs

View job as Retirement Plan Administrator
            for Compass Retirement Consulting Group

Retirement Plan Administrator

Compass Retirement Consulting Group

Remote / Stratham NH

View job as Retirement Plan Administrator for Compass Retirement Consulting Group

View job as Client Support Specialist
            for 401k Generation

Client Support Specialist

401k Generation

Altamonte Springs FL

View job as Client Support Specialist for 401k Generation

View job as Plan Administrator
            for Thomas F. Barrett, Inc.

Plan Administrator

Thomas F. Barrett, Inc.

Remote / Bethesda MD

View job as Plan Administrator for Thomas F. Barrett, Inc.

View job as Distribution Administrator
            for PPG Retirement Plan Services, Ltd.

Distribution Administrator

PPG Retirement Plan Services, Ltd.

Kenosha WI

Press Releases

Navvisa Names Gary Yeamans as Chief Growth Officer


Newfront Taps Greg Kaplan, CFA to Lead Award-Winning Retirement Team


Webcasts and Conferences
(Health & Welfare Plans)

Trends in Out-of-Pocket Spending and Medical Debt

November 16, 2022 WEBCAST

EBRI [Employee Benefit Research Institute]

Last Issue's Most Popular Items

New and Updated Women's Preventive Health Services Guidelines Apply in 2023

Morgan Lewis

Recent Successful Challenges to IRS Actions and Positions (PDF)

The Wagner Law Group, via New York University 2022 Review of Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Must We Offer COBRA to Retiring Employees If They Remain Eligible for Coverage for 18 Months After Retirement?

Thomson Reuters / EBIA

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