Short on Funds? When Furloughs Make Sense

July 29, 2020
Furloughs — mandatory, temporary suspensions from work without pay — have allowed many employers to hold on to their businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Download Our Furloughs, Layoffs and More: HR’s guide to employee issues during COVID-19 (and beyond) If you... Find out more »

IRS Issues Affordability Percentage Adjustment for 2021

July 28, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Rev. Proc. 2020-36, which contains the inflation adjusted amounts for 2021 used to determine whether employer-sponsored coverage is “affordable” for purposes of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility... Find out more »

Wellbeing Resources – Week of July 27th

July 27, 2020
Whether in grand gestures or subtle actions, there are so many ways our leaders are supporting the mental health of employees during this time.  One theme that continues to surface is the importance of being vulnerable and modeling healthy behaviors.  In a piece about mental health and... Find out more »

3 Challenges for Benefit Managers During the Pandemic

July 23, 2020
Providing benefit portability, helping employees manage their work/life balance and maintain financial stability can help employees during this difficult time. The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most turbulent times for employers and their employee benefit programs. A huge portion of the... Find out more »

Wellbeing Resources – Week of July 20

July 20, 2020
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Below you'll find this week’s curated list of wellbeing resources.  Please feel free to share these resources, as appropriate, with your team.      Career Wellbeing  The Real Reason You... Find out more »

Mustering Employer Resources to Combat Mental Health Issues

July 15, 2020
Unfortunately, as a consequence of the work-from-home, shelter-in-place and quarantine initiatives put in place to keep us safe from COVID-19, there has been a rise in emotional distress. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows that 56 percent of Americans reported that worry or stress has led to... Find out more »

Wellbeing Resources – Week of July 17

July 13, 2020
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Below please find this week’s curated list of wellbeing resources.  Please feel free to share these resources, as appropriate, with your team. Have a safe and healthy week!    Career Wellbeing 7 Practical Ways to... Find out more »

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Final Rules Allowing Employer-Sponsored Health Plans to Decline to Cover Contraceptives Due to Moral or Religious Objections

July 9, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Final Rules Allowing Employer-Sponsored Health Plans to Decline to Cover Contraceptives Due to Moral or Religious Objections On July 8, 2020, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Final Rules issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that exempt... Find out more »

Bostock v. Clayton County Supreme Court Ruling – Time to Review Your Employee Benefit Plans

July 6, 2020
Background: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is an important law that is both a civil rights and labor law and on its basic level outlaws discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. More specifically under Title VII, which governs equal employment opportunity, it... Find out more »

Weekly Wrap-up: Wellbeing Resources

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!  So….when is the last time you took a vacation day?  If you said ‘pre-COVID', you’re not alone.  With nowhere to go, many employees have cancelled vacations and have no plans in sight for time off.  Without... Find out more »