• Congress Passes a Second COVID-19-Related Stimulus Package

    After weeks of negotiations, Congress overwhelmingly passed a second COVID-19 stimulus package – the COVID-Related Tax Relief Act of 2020 and the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020.
  • Facing Unique Challenges During the Pandemic

    The nature of public service puts employees in this sector on the front lines during times of crisis. This inevitably leads to higher levels of stress, and therefore an increased need for mental health services. Learn how you can support your employees during times like these.
  • A Commitment to Continuous Learning—and Sharing

    Continuously learning various aspects of life is an important discipline that I have committed to and asked our associates to commit to as well. This can include learning about your profession, community, industry, business and your clients so you can improve and…
  • IRS Releases PCORI Fee for Plan Years Ending Before October 1, 2021

    The IRS has released Notice 2020-84, which sets the applicable PCORI fee for plan years ending between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021 at $2.66 per covered life.
  • Caring for the Caregivers

    Now more than ever, daily responsibilities are more stressful. In this uncertain time, people find themselves stressing about their jobs, financial stability and their family’s health and needs. Caregivers at times feel they have no place to turn. Learn about a new…
  • Peak Performance - Five Suggestions

    As leaders, the way we lead is influenced by what we read, experience and learn. We learn some from our successes—but we learn significantly more from our mistakes. We can also learn from others who are successful in their specialties.
  • 2020 Employer's Guide to ACA Reporting

    The 2020 Employer's Guide is of interest to employers with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees and employers of any size with self-insured plans. The guide includes information on the impact of COVID-19 and for employers who began sponsoring ICHRAs in 2020.
  • Intellectual Honesty—Reflect on Mistakes & Learn from Mentors

    Ray Dalio's famous prescription for progress — “Pain plus reflection equals progress” — is important to remember in every aspect of our lives, in our work, family, business, investing and relationships.
  • IRS Maintains Health FSA Contribution Limit for 2021

    On October 26, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2020-45, which maintains the health flexible spending account (FSA) salary reduction contribution limit from 2020.
  • Medicare FAQs for HR Professionals

    Medicare is complicated. And we want to help you navigate the maze by shedding light on common questions your Medicare-eligible employees are likely to ask as they evaluate their options.