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April 24, 2023

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[Guidance Overview]

FAQs Address ACA Preventive Care Questions Post-Braidwood

"The Tri-Agencies issued Frequently Asked Questions addressing the impact of the Braidwood decision on the ACA's preventive care mandate, including guidance on certain preventive care services that must continue to be covered under the ACA and how the ruling impacts first dollar coverage under high deductible health plans."  MORE >>

Seyfarth

[Guidance Overview]

DOL Releases FAQs After Federal Court Partially Vacates Preventive Service Requirements

"The DOL makes clear that plans and issuers must still continue to cover items and services with an 'A' or 'B' rating recommended or updated by UPSTF prior to March 23, 2010, without cost sharing. While the Braidwood decision is in effect, items and services with an 'A' or 'B' rating on or after March 23, 2010 no longer have to be covered without cost sharing."  MORE >>

OneDigital

District Court Finds ERISA Plan Does Not Require Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies as Prerequisite to Filing Suit

"The Court noted that ERISA itself does not require a participant or beneficiary to exhaust administrative remedies in order to bring an action under Section 502 of ERISA ...  Instead, ERISA mandates an opportunity for administrative review ...  and the Ninth Circuit has treated completion of this administrative review as a 'prudential exhaustion' requirement." [Jackson v. The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, No. 22-3142 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 13, 2023)]  MORE >>

Roberts Disability Law

Biomarker Tests Can Aid Cancer Treatment, But Some Employer Plans Exclude Them from Coverage

"71%, of patients said their insurance plans covered biomarker tests, one-quarter said they were required to obtain prior authorization for the tests. Nearly one-third of respondents said their insurance did not cover the tests."  MORE >>

HR Dive

Pandemic Left Lasting Appreciation for Mortality, Life Insurance in Young People

"Although a record-high percentage of consumers (39%) say they intend to buy life insurance in the next year, younger people are driving the demand with 50% of millennial and 44% of Gen Z respondents wanting coverage[.]"  MORE >>

InsuranceNewsNet.com

California Considering Expanding Paid Sick Leave to Seven Paid Days

"[If] enacted in its current form, SB 616 would modify the required paid sick leave accrual method to require that California employees have no less than 56 hours of accrued sick leave or paid time off by the 280th calendar day of employment or each calendar year, beginning January 1, 2024."  MORE >>

CDF Labor Law LLP

Florida Lawmakers Advance Plan to Regulate Pharmacy Benefit Managers

"and contracts between PBMs and insurers and health maintenance organizations need to include limits on patient cost-sharing for drugs, according to the House staff analysis. But the House bill would significantly expand regulation of the industry."  MORE >>

Health News Florida

Benefits in General

Sixth Circuit Reverses Employer Win on Benefit Funds’ Claim for Unpaid Benefit Contributions

"The Sixth Circuit determined that the district court erred by concluding that the CBA covered workers in the construction industry based only on the title of the parties' CBA  ... Based on this title, the court held that the class of workers for whom fringe benefit contributions must be made is limited to employees performing covered work in the construction industry, and no other industries. The court explained that headings and titles do not replace or limit the plain meaning of the text." [Trustees of Sheet Metal Workers Loc. 7 Zone 1 Pension Fund v. Pro Servs., Inc., No. 22-1566 (6th Cir. Apr. 21, 2023)]  MORE >>

Roberts Disability Law

Is the HSA a Health or a Retirement Savings Benefit?

"Health savings accounts are growing in use and popularity as an employee benefit. With advantages both in health care spending and long-term retirement savings, employers can present the benefit in multiple ways."  MORE >>

planadviser

Employee Benefits Jobs

View job as Retirement Plan Consultant (Advisor)
            for Keating, Inc.

Retirement Plan Consultant (Advisor)

Keating, Inc.

Wichita KS

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View job as 401(k) Compliance Associate
            for Betterment

401(k) Compliance Associate

Betterment

Arlington Heights IL / NY / Hybrid

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View job as Project Coordinator for Implementation
            for The Retirement Plan Company (TRPC)/an ABG firm

Project Coordinator for Implementation

The Retirement Plan Company (TRPC)/an ABG firm

Remote

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View job as Relationship Manager for Defined Benefit/Cash Balance Plans
            for The Retirement Plan Company (TRPC)/an ABG firm

Relationship Manager for Defined Benefit/Cash Balance Plans

The Retirement Plan Company (TRPC)/an ABG firm

Remote

View job as Relationship Manager for Defined Benefit/Cash Balance Plans for The Retirement Plan Company (TRPC)/an ABG firm

View job as Actuary Manager
            for Nyhart, part of FuturePlan by Ascensus

Actuary Manager

Nyhart, part of FuturePlan by Ascensus

Remote

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View job as Sr. Benefits Attorney
            for Air Line Pilots Association

Sr. Benefits Attorney

Air Line Pilots Association

Mc Lean VA

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Press Releases

EPIC Launches Dedicated Private Equity Employee Benefits Group

EPIC

Webcasts and Conferences
(Health & Welfare Plans)

The Future of Mental Health Telehealth Services

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Moss Adams

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