Learn more about the Employee Benefit Plan industry, news, updates, issues, and other topics related to group insurance plans.

March 5, 2021

Guidance Issued on Outbreak Period

On February 26, 2021, the Departments of Labor and the Treasury (“the Departments”) issued guidance addressing the COVID-19 Outbreak Period – specifically, the associated period of “up to one year” that may be disregarded for certain benefit plan deadlines.
February 26, 2021

EEOC Proposed Wellness Rules

Employers should review existing wellness programs with the EEOC Proposed Wellness Rules. On January 7, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released two notices […]
February 18, 2021

How to Help Employees Communicate More Effectively

In an ideal world, communication would be easy. We’d immediately know exactly what to say or write. Emails, Slack messages, and reply threads would practically […]
February 18, 2021

What Small Businesses Can Teach Us in 2021

Based on responses from over 2,200 professionals to our October survey, there’s a bigger story at play than just “it was a challenging year.” Small […]
February 18, 2021

DOL Penalties Increase for 2021

The Department of Labor (DOL) published the annual adjustments for 2020 that increase certain penalties applicable to employee benefit plans. Annual Penalty Adjustments for 2021 […]
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