Biden Administration Releases Mental Health Parity Proposed Regulations, Targeting Compliance
Read Time: 5 Minutes

On July 25, 2023, the U.S. Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (the "Departments") released proposed rules on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA), ensuring that health plans provide coverage for mental health and substance use disorder treatments (such as those for anxiety) at the same level as physical health care coverage (such as medical and surgical benefits related to heart disease or diabetes).
Make it a Win: Medical Loss Ration Rebates

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
2:00PM EST

Attend this month’s webinar to learn what the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) is and how it may lead to an employer rebate.

Gain insights into:
  • The formula behind the medical loss ratio
  • What the MLR says about your carrier if you receive a rebate
  • Tax considerations with rebates

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  • How is the pandemic expected to affect rebates?
  • What are the rules for MLR rebate distribution?
  • How do I calculate the amount to give back to employees?

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Stress Management in the Workplace
Source: HR Service Inc.
Read Time: 7 Minutes

Work-related stress is a growing concern for businesses in every industry. Without stress management in the workplace, employees are more likely to experience burnout and reduced job satisfaction.

To ensure your organization deals effectively with stress in the workplace, it's important to understand the factors that contribute to stress and the benefits of effective stress management strategies.

Compliance Question of the Week

Q: Can we limit which states our remote employees work in?

A: Yes. In general, you can determine work locations for your remote employees and choose not to hire or employ anyone in specific states. Business and operational costs as well as state or local employment laws may factor into this decision. If you do decide to limit which states your employees can work in, we recommend including this information in your job postings. This should help streamline the recruiting process by reducing the number of applications received from states where you don’t intend to hire. You should also make current employees aware of any restrictions on where they can work.

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