Although your employer clients may consider granting employee requests for exceptions to health plan rules or limits, doing so could cause trouble down the road. Advising them to consider a plan amendment may be a better choice.
Enrollment on the SHOP exchanges remains stagnant, a concern benefit advisers attribute to inadequate marketing practices. Brokers also remain concerned about the poor quality of training for those assisting employers with enrollment.
The Internal Revenue Service has issued a new one-page publication with information about exemptions to the health coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
The IRS has issued guidance on how the IRS and the Treasury Department will administer the definition of a covered entity for purposes of the health insurance fee under the Affordable Care Act.
The IRS has issued its first adjustment to the ACA definition of affordability for the 2015 plan year. Building a solid ACA compliance plan with your employer clients means understanding the act clearly provides for such changes.
Employers are increasingly adopting best practices to ensure compliant retirement plan administration and one of those practices is using an adviser.
The IRS new draft forms for employer reporting on health care coverage unveils a glimpse of the administrative onus in store for benefit advisers and their employer clients working to comply with the Affordable Care Act.
In a landmark challenge to traditional labor law, the National Labor Relations Board is attempting to lump together McDonalds and its independent franchises as joint employer, which leaves many questions on what this could mean for other collective benefit plan structures.
Minimum-wage activists seized on a decision against McDonalds by the National Labor Relations Boards general counsel Tuesday, saying the move may make it easier to unionize workers and ultimately raise wages.
Commentary: Benefit advisers and their employer clients continue to have questions about private exchanges. Blogger Dan Garlitz shares some recent FAQs fielded by exchange administrator bswift.
Withdrawal liability is a seldom understood threat that could cost some of your employer clients tens of millions of dollars. Benefit advisers hoping to soften the blow can direct employers to do three things.
Hiring managers take note: State laws banning criminal background checks until after a candidate has been offered an interview are gaining momentum.
Benefit advisers and employers should follow these suggestions from Mercer on ways to make open enrollment 2015 successful for companies and employers alike.
Released this week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions new enforcement guidance on how employers are to accommodate their pregnant workforce is creating mixed emotions from legal experts in the employment space.
An increase in the offering of consumer-driven health care products has not translated into increased understanding on the part of consumers exposing a need for more assistance from benefit professionals and educational tools.