Webinar: Reopening the Workplace , Thursday, May 21st

Reopening the Workplace: Addressing the Challenges Employers will Face When Operations Resume Presented by Henderson Brothers and Littler Mendelson P.C.  Register for our Henderson Brothers and Littler Mendelson webinar on Thursday, May 21st from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST. Webinar Overview: This webinar is designed to address many of the challenges employers are facing … Continued

Expert Update, COVID-19

Over the past several months our team of experts from across our business units have been delivering thought leadership to clients. The Henderson Brothers Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits, and HB Retirement teams have been collaborating on this Expert Update – COVID 19 document which provides concise information relative to the impact of COVID-19 and … Continued

Departments Release Information for COVID-19 Business Tax Credits

On Friday, March 20th, the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor distributed a news release that contains important information on the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Businesses with less than 500 employees can start to take their refundable payroll tax credits immediately by retaining any funds they would … Continued

Whitepaper: Employee Exposure Considerations and Response Plan

You may have employees who are requesting a response plan or related information if he, she, or a colleague is exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). What are the best practices? What steps should you take to further limit exposure? The following article contains considerations and a sample response plan to address these issues. Read White … Continued

Group Health Plan Coverage Implications: HDHP’S Can Cover COVID-19 Testing and Treatment Pre-Deductible

On March 11, 2020, the IRS announced that high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) may cover COVID-19 testing and treatment without a deductible or with a deductible below the required minimum deductible for HDHPs without losing their HDHP status under the Code or threatening the tax-favored treatment of participants’ health savings accounts (HSAs). The notice applies broadly … Continued

The Importance of Telehealth in Managing COVID-19

As the coronavirus continues to spread and disrupt our lives – and with testing kits not yet widely available – people are looking for ways to avoid large public crowds and offices. Many are wary of visiting doctors’ offices or other medical facilities for fear of catching or transmitting COVID-19. The use of telehealth and … Continued

How do HRA, HSA and FSA differ when you’re eligible for Medicare?

Does your health insurance policy include a spending account or reimbursement arrangement from which you can pull funds for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses? If so, you most likely have an HSA, Medical FSA, or an HRA attached to your health plan. Below, we’ve broken down each term to clarify the differences between all three. Health Savings … Continued

Can I Elect Cobra if I am Medicare Eligible?

Recently retired or retiring soon? Deciding what to do with your health insurance coverage can be a challenge, but we’re here to help. The following information is important to consider when planning retirement, and how to insure your healthcare needs. Q. What are my options for healthcare coverage when I retire? A. Your previous employer … Continued

How To Win The War On Talent

By Chris Shipley, Vice President and Director of Emerging Markets I would bet that I see at least 2-3 articles a week about the strength of the economy and how it is creating a difficult job market for attracting and retaining quality employees. Additionally, I probably talk to at least one business each week that … Continued