United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

DOL Releases Updated COBRA Model Notices and FAQs

Key Tips For Conducting Virtual Interviews

IRS Issues Notice 2020-29

How To Manage On-Site Employees During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Can Companies Require Their Employees To Pass A COVID-19 Test Before Returning To Work?

Recalibrating Your Work-Life Balance

Tips For Effectively Leading During A Crisis

New Policies For Returning To Work Post-COVID-19

Long Term Care Insurance – A Personal Story

Preserving Office Culture, Without an Office

Remaining ADA-Compliant Under COVID-19

How To Communicate Effectively In An Isolated Workplace

4 Self-Care Tips For Working From Home

IRS Releases an Opinion Letter on the Collection of Employer Shared Responsibility Penalties

How To Support Your Employees During A Global Pandemic

CMS Releases Proposed Rule on Civil Monetary Penalties for Medicare Secondary Payer Reporting Failures

What The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Means For HR Teams

Everything HR Teams Need To Know About Coronavirus

How Businesses Are Helping Their Employees Stay Politically Active

Looking To Improve Your Company’s Training Program? Try Gamification

CMS Releases Updated Premium Assistance under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Model Notice

Take Control Of Your Commute

Why Some HR Teams Are Bringing In Health Coaches

IRS Releases Final ACA Reporting Instructions and Forms for 2019 and Provides Penalty Relief and Deadline Extension

Using the Power of Predictive Analytics

FDA Releases Proposed Rule on the Importation of Certain Drugs from Canada

Battle Tips to Win the War for Talent

Beat the Winter Blues with These Helpful Tips

Status of Court Case Challenging ACA Constitutionality

The Potential of Pay Transparency

President Signs Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020

Aligning with the C-Suite Agenda

HHS Releases Inflation-Adjusted Federal Civil Penalty Amounts

Implications of California’s AB 5 for I-9 for Managers and Employees in 2020

CMS Releases SBC Materials for Plan Years Beginning 2021

Leading the Social Enterprise: Building a Culture of Community Experience

IRS Releases Draft 2019 Instructions for Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, and 1095-C

How to Set SMART Goals

Marketing a Modern Benefits Package

DOL Releases Advance Copies of Form 5500 and Related Instructions for 2019

DOL Releases Final Overtime Rule, Effective January 1, 2020

OCR and ONC Release HHS Security Risk Assessment Tool Version 3.1

Boost Employee Health and Productivity with Regular Vision Care

How to Train and Develop Your Employees — the Right Way

The Treasury Releases 2019-2020 Priority Guidance Plan

Balancing Food and Fitness this Holiday Season

A Recession in 2020? Here’s What the Experts Say, and How You Can Prep for It

District Court Vacates Parts of ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Rule

It’s Time to Give Your Performance Review … a Performance Review

DOL, HHS, and Treasury Release Final FAQs on Mental Health / Substance Use Disorder Parity

How to Handle Pay-History Inquiries —The Right Way

IRS Releases Information Letter on Employer Shared Responsibility Penalties under the ACA

What is Emotional Agility, and How Can You Manage Your Emotions in the Workplace?

It’s Time to Stop Age Discrimination in the Workplace

IRS Announces Health Insurance Providers Fee to Resume in 2020

4 Steps to a Pet-Friendly Workplace

IRS Publishes Proposed Rules on Affordability Safe Harbors and Nondiscrimination for ICHRAs

What is Perfectionism, and Is It Affecting Your Work Life?

How to Take your 2020 Benefit Change Rollout to the Next Level

DOL Issues Updated Medicaid / CHIP Model Notice

Ensuring Accurate Skill Matching

CMS Requires Prescription Drug Coverage Reporting under Section 111 MSP Reporting

Millennials and Gen Z will Drive Employee Perks in 2020

Incentivizing Corporate Wellness

IRS Releases Private Letter Ruling Regarding Section 213(d) Medical Care Expenses

Expansion of the Remote Workforce

Hold on to Those Shades

DOL Issues Advisory Opinion on Intermittent FMLA Leave

Addressing Marijuana Usage and Testing in the Workplace

Treasury, DOL, and HHS Issue FAQs on Enforcement of Final 2020 Benefit and Parameters Rule

Fighting Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

IRS Releases the Indexed 2020 Affordability Percentage

Going Beyond Rainbows

IRS Expands Benefits That Can Be Provided Before HDHP Annual Minimum Deductible Is Met

All About Bravery

USPSTF Issues a Final Recommendation Giving PrEP an “A” Rating

The “Official” Lowdown on Physical Activity

Offboarding is Important

DOL, HHS, and Treasury Publish Final Rules on Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Preventing and Beating Burnout

IRS Releases Memo on 2-percent Shareholders’ Health Coverage Deductions

Get Ready for the Class of 2019

Health Savings Accounts: At the Intersection of Health Care and Wealth Care

Sabbaticals Can Benefit Employees and Employers

Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Update on Nondiscrimination Regulations Relating to Sex, Gender, Age, and More

What Eyewear Means in the 21st Century

Mentorship Matters

CMS Publishes 2020 Benefit Payment and Parameters Final Rule

Tips and tricks to help you stress less

CMS Releases 2020 Parameters for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit

Kids and Body Image

Protect your pet, protect yourself

Outside-the-box ways to spend time outdoors

Exercise and Health: The Mind-Body Connection

May is Mental Health Month

10 Reasons to Quit Tobacco

Bringing Design Thinking to HR

Is it Time for Unlimited Time off?

District Court Vacates Portions of the Association Health Plans Final Rule

Money Talks

HHS Releases Bulletin that Extends Grandmothered Plans Through 2020

Five key facts about blue light in the workplace

Ready to Spark Joy in Your Office?

Status of Court Case Challenging ACA Constitutionality

8 Ways to Better Manage Your Time

Changing marijuana laws impact HR

The future is freelancing

Easy food swaps to healthy-up your diet

Playing in the workplace

Weight Loss: Myths vs. Facts

More companies flirt with the idea of the four-day work week

IRS Releases Information Letter on Returning HSA Contributions to an Employer

Sharpen Those Soft Skills

Hot tips for winter driving

Who’s Ghosting Who?

DOL’s Annually Adjusted Federal Penalties

In Pursuit of a Better Meeting

Tackling Workplace Bullying

Seeds of Change

The Ins and Outs of Warming up and Cooling Down

Proposed 2020 Benefit Payment and Parameters Rule

Advance Informational Copies of 2018 Form 5500 Annual Return/Report

4 Ways to Help Employees Keep Their Resolution

IRS Releases 2019 Inflation-Adjusted Limits

Gen Z is Coming. Is Your Workplace Ready?

IRS Releases Indexed PCORI Fee

Some Companies Going Above and Beyond to Support Mothers and Fathers

Top 5 Blogs of 2018

Treasury, DOL, and HHS Release Two Final Rules on Contraceptive Coverage Exemptions

IRS Issues Specifications for Employer-Provided Substitute ACA Forms

Are Employers Smart to Deal with Student Debt?

Make Your Employer Brand More Purposeful

IRS Extends Due Date to Furnish ACA Forms to Participants and Provides Good Faith Penalty Relief

Your Voluntary Benefits Plan May Lead To A Tragic Result

Culture Questions

HHS Releases Inflation-Adjusted Federal Civil Penalty Amounts

Happier Holidays, the HR Way

It’s Flu Season...Again

IRS Releases Final Forms and Instructions for 2018 ACA Reporting

Giving Thanks in the Office

All Three Generations Need Income Protection

8 Ways to Relate to Time as a Realist

Tri-Agency Proposed Rule on Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Be the Boss You Want to See in the World

Choosing the Right Flexible Benefit for Employees

Making a Remote Team Work

Do you have a choice of where you will be taken care of?

Shrinking Talent Pools Mean Shifting Hiring Strategies

5 Social Media Tips For Insurance Brokers

Moments of Clarity: Being Transparent

Use Caution When Operating a Car or Dangerous Machinery

Yes, Boss/HR/Your Honor, That's My Email

IRS Releases Draft Forms and Instructions for 2018 ACA Reporting

Dear Brain, Please Let Me Sleep

DOL and IRS Release Additional Information on Association Health Plans

Facing Bias in the Workplace

Final Rule on Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance

Leveraging Generational Factors for Overall Success

Get Moving...To Live!

Managing Robots in the Work Force

UBA and Symetra to Host Plan Sponsor Webinar: "What's Driving Claim Costs and Employer Solutions"

Managing Employees in the Gig Economy

Final Rule on Short-Term Limited-Duration Insurance

Tools to Support Working Parents

6 Reasons Self-Funded Plans Are Gaining Popularity

Leveraging Generational Factors for Overall Success

Cobra Liability in Mergers and Acquisitions

A Real-Time Action Plan for Increased Revenue

Habit-Forming Tech

Solving Problems - While Increasing Employee Satisfaction

Question of the Month

Everyone Wins When Growth is the Goal

DOL Issues Final Regulations Regarding Association Health Plans

Addressing Mental Health Care at Work

Question of the Month: Penalties for failing to comply with Section 125 requirements

How Well do Your Employees Evaluate Risk?

What About Them?

To Identify the Best Candidate, Ask the Right Questions

Disability Income Protection is an Employee Benefits Rising Star

Let Data Deliver for You

5 Ways AI Is Revolutionizing Health Care

Leadership, Now with More Humility

Using Your Health Savings Account

The Future of the Office

The Hidden Liability in Group LTCi Plans

Can You Handle the Truth?

IRS Issues Transition Relief Notice for Plans with Male Sterilization or Contraceptive Benefits

Perk Up Your Benefits Packages

Inclusive Workplaces Benefit Everyone

IRS Issues Updated Employers Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits

Redefining Retirement

IRS Changes HSA Limit for 2018

Your Workplace May Want to Get Moving

U.S. Department of Labor Updates CHIP Notice

Why Work? For More than the Money

Understanding Clients’ IRS Play-or-Pay Penalty Assessment Letter

Eat to Live Well: Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

Notifying Participants of a Plan Change

Beware of Tech Overload