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DOL Guidance for Benefit Plans Impacted by Hurricane Harvey | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued compliance guidance for benefit plans, employers and employees, and service providers who are impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The guidance generally provides relief from various ERISA requirements and time limits for entities in the disaster area. This follows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announcement extending certain filing dates, including … Continued

The COBRA Payment Process | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) allows qualified beneficiaries who lose health benefits due to a qualifying event to continue group health benefits. The COBRA payment process is subject to various rules in terms of grace periods, notification, premium payment methods, and treatment of insignificant shortfalls.Grace PeriodsThe initial premium payment is due … Continued

Strategic benefits communication: Five key steps to success this open enrollment season | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

In previous posts, I have talked about several aspects of strategic benefits communication. Now it’s time to put those strategies into action. As we approach enrollment season, let’s look at five key steps to ensuring this year’s open enrollment is successful for you and your employees.1. Determine your key objectivesWhat do employees need to know … Continued

DOL will coordinate VETS-4212 with new EEO-1 reporting requirements (as much as it can). | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

Editor’s note: We apologize for our mistake. We recently published an article on the VETS-4212 and EEO-1 reporting from our partners at Constangy, et al and inadvertently used an article from 2016. The correct article is below. We’re sorry for any confusion this mistake may have caused.The following is a blog published by y Angelique … Continued

Wellness Programs – Getting Started and Remaining Compliant | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

Where to Start?First, expand the usual scope of wellness activity to well-BEING. Include initiatives that support more than just physical fitness, such as career growth, social needs, financial health, and community involvement. By doing this you increase your chances of seeing a return on investment (ROI) and a return on value (ROV). Qualitative results of … Continued

Time to Start Filing Your EEO-1 and VETS-4212 Reports | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

The following is a blog published by Louise Davies, an Affirmative Action Paralegal in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, office of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP.It’s that time of the year!No, back-to-school is still a few weeks away. It’s time for employers to start filing their EEO-1 and VETS-4212 reports.The filing period for the EEO-1 and VETS-4212 Reports … Continued

Employer Strategies for Managing Prescription Drug Costs | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

Modern medicines have resulted in longer, more productive lives for many of us. Prescription drugs soothe sore muscles after a strenuous workout or manage the conditions of a chronic disease. Unfortunately, this use of prescriptions drugs can come with a hefty price tag.Americans are spending more money on prescription drugs than ever before and the … Continued

Best Practices for Initial COBRA Notices | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) requires group health plans to provide notices to covered employees and their families explaining their COBRA rights when certain events occur. The initial notice, also referred to as the general notice, communicates general COBRA rights and obligations to each covered employee (and his or her spouse) … Continued

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