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Directions Newsletter - May 2018

Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits and HR Consulting practice of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The May 2018 issue includes articles about new MHPAEA guidance, IRS dollar values for HSAs, common PBM contract mistakes, cafeteria plan election rules, cyber-risks facing benefit plans, a new India law for termination “gratuities”, IRS exams of pension plans, IRS FAQs on the new credit for paid family and medical leave, a state law update, and several important reminders.

Tag(s): Compliance Consulting; Directions Newsletter;

Preview of May Compliance Checkpoints: Employee Premiums and Contributions

Tracking various laws and regulations which impact employee benefits can divert time and resources from your core functions such as recruiting top talent, developing strategic benefits and compensation programs, and meeting cost targets. After all, it takes a lot of work to sustain a destination workplace that attracts, retains, and engages the right people to increase your organization’s productivity and growth. This month, find out what you need to know about employee premiums and contributions including what to consider when dealing with employee insurance premium contributions, what obligations employers have to continue coverage for individuals who can no longer pay their insurance premium, and more.

Tag(s): Compliance Checkpoints; Compliance Consulting;

Qualified Medical Child Support Orders

Employers must comply with certain State court or agency orders that require them to provide medical coverage for a child. Our 35-minute recorded webinar summarizes what employers need to know about complying with QMCSOs.

Directions Newsletter - April 2018

Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits and HR Consulting practice of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The April 2018 issue includes articles about new IRS guidance on certain HDHPs, Medicare Drug values for 2019, cafeteria plan elections after a change in residence, a new Chile labor law, a tax savings opportunity for defined benefit pension plans, guidance on new laws in Maryland and Massachusetts, a state law update, and several important reminders.

Tag(s): Compliance Consulting; Directions;

Preview of April Compliance Checkpoints: Plan Documentation

Tracking various laws and regulations which impact employee benefits can divert time and resources from your core functions such as recruiting top talent, developing strategic benefits and compensation programs, and meeting cost targets. After all, it takes a lot of work to sustain a destination workplace that attracts, retains, and engages the right people to increase your organization’s productivity and growth. This month, find out what you need to know about cafeteria plan changes including what exceptions the IRS will make to permit individuals to change their salary reduction amounts midyear for cafeteria plan election changes.

Tag(s): Compliance Consulting; Compliance Checkpoint;

Directions Newsletter - March 2018

Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits and HR Consulting practice of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The March 2018 issue includes articles about IRS revised inflation adjustments for 2018, new IRS guidance on transportation assistance plans, FDA comments on drug prices, Luxembourg leave laws, impact of the tax cuts act on retirement plans, recent court decisions, proposed regulations for short-term health insurance, a state law update, and several important reminders.

Tag(s): Compliance Consulting; Directions Newsletter;

Preview of March Compliance Checkpoints: Plan Documentation

Tracking various laws and regulations which impact employee benefits can divert time and resources from your core functions such as recruiting top talent, developing strategic benefits and compensation programs, and meeting cost targets. After all, it takes a lot of work to sustain a destination workplace that attracts, retains, and engages the right people to increase your organization’s productivity and growth. How can you keep pace with evolving legislative and regulatory initiatives and still have the time, resources, and drive to sustain a destination workplace?

Tag(s): Compliance Consulting; Compliance Checkpoints;

Healthcare Reform Update - February 14, 2018

Stay informed on the latest healthcare reform news. Gallagher's Healthcare Reform Update newsletters provide timely, easy-to-understand information about new and revised regulations. Download the February 14, 2018 release here.