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April 7, 2023

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[Guidance Overview]

The End of the COVID-19 Emergency Periods Is Fast Approaching

"With the end of the emergency periods fast approaching, plan sponsors should begin evaluating whether any changes should be made to their plans and coordinating with their vendors to ensure that any changes are implemented correctly. A checklist of 'Action Items' for plan sponsors is included at the end of this article."  MORE >>

Trucker Huss

What Leads to Greater Satisfaction with Health Plan Coverage? (PDF)

"Overall satisfaction with health coverage is lower among high-deductible health plan (HDHP) participants than among traditional plan enrollees. Lack of experience with their health coverage may account -- at least in part -- for this difference. Higher out-of-pocket costs may also contribute to the difference in satisfaction, but other disconnects exist."  MORE >>

Employee Benefit Research Institute [EBRI]

Potential Pitfalls Surrounding Sabbaticals

"[1] Effects on requests for leave as an accommodation to a disability.... [2] State or other local family and medical leave substitution rights.... [3] Financial incentives to return to work.... [4] Effects of limiting benefits to certain employees.... [5] Continuation of benefits during leave periods."  MORE >>

Ogletree Deakins

Michigan Blue Cross Blue Shield Proposes Scaled-Back Rate Increase for Small Business Plans

"[Michigan's] largest health insurer secured approval last year from regulators to increase small group rates by a statewide average of 5.3 percent for employers with a preferred-provider organization (PPO) plan.... Blue Cross Blue Shield refiled its PPO rate plan ... to raise rates just by 1 percent for third and fourth quarter policy renewals."  MORE >>

MiBiz

Employee Benefits Jobs

View job as Assistant Vice President - Retirement Plan Administration
            for St. Luke's University Health Network

Assistant Vice President - Retirement Plan Administration

St. Luke's University Health Network

Allentown PA

View job as Assistant Vice President - Retirement Plan Administration for St. Luke's University Health Network

View job as Survivor Benefits Manager
            for Wespath Benefits and Investments

Survivor Benefits Manager

Wespath Benefits and Investments

Glenview IL / Hybrid

View job as Survivor Benefits Manager for Wespath Benefits and Investments

Press Releases

Principal® Meeting Rising Demand for Personalized Retirement Investment Strategies with New Hybrid QDIA

Principal Financial Group

Webcasts and Conferences
(Health & Welfare Plans)

2023 Workplace Benefits Conference

May 2, 2023 in RI

LIMRA

Last Issue's Most Popular Items

Preparing for the End of the COVID-19 Emergency: Tri-Agencies Issue FAQs to Assist Plans and Issuers

McDermott Will & Emery

The End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: New Deadlines for Group Health Plans

Bradley

FAQs Anticipate End of COVID-19 National Emergency, Address Outbreak Period Extensions for COBRA and HIPAA Special Enrollment

Thomson Reuters / EBIA

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BenefitsLink® Retirement Plans Newsletter, ISSN no. 1536-9587.

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