The EEOC Officially Removes Wellness Plan Incentive Rules

In late December 2017, the judge in the AARP vs. EEOC case ordered that the wellness plan incentive rules contained in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations to be vacated beginning January 1, 2019. The EEOC had an opportunity to draft new rules during the spring and summer of last year, yet we were … Continued

Please Welcome David Yuhas, Applications Manager

Henderson Brothers is pleased to welcome David Yuhas as an applications manager in the IT department. David has a bachelor’s degree in information science from the University of Pittsburgh, and a master’s degree in business administration from Waynesburg University. David has over 20 years of application development experience. He began at Henderson Brothers in October … Continued

Notification of Life Conversion Rights Becoming More Important

Some states have laws that require employers to notify terminated employees of their right to convert group life insurance benefits to a direct pay individual life insurance policy. The limited opportunity to convert life insurance, which is generally a short 31-day window following the date group coverage ends, allows employees to continue their life insurance … Continued

Q&A: Medicare Part D

It is that time of year again for plan sponsors to begin preparing their Medicare Part D notices. Employers with group health plans that provide prescription drug benefits must notify Medicare Part D eligible individuals by October 15th whether the group prescription coverage is at least as good as Medicare Part D coverage. Coverage that … Continued

Announcing the 2017 Best in Benefits Seminar

On September 14th, Henderson Brothers will present the results of our industry-leading benefits benchmarking survey.  Register now to attend the seminar where you will find out how your benefit program stacks up against local, national and industry peers. Awards, prizes and recognition will be awarded to survey participants recognized for offering competitive benefits at affordable … Continued

Increased limit on employee contributions to employer-sponsored health care FSAs

The annual dollar limit on employee contributions to employer-sponsored health care FSAs can be increased to $2,550 in 2015, up from $2,500 in 2014. Employers are not required to increase their health care maximum contribution to $2,550. The annual limit for dependent care FSAs will remain at $5,000.   Please note that the information contained … Continued

IRS Allows Additional Election Changes for Health Coverage Under Cafeteria Plans

The IRS has expanded its mid-year election change rules to permit two additional situations in which participants can drop their employer’s health plan coverage. As of September 18, 2014, Cafeteria Plans (or Section 125 Plans) may be amended so that employees are permitted to drop their group health coverage in the following situations: Reduction in … Continued