Matt Schwartz

Recent Posts

Patient-Centered Outcomes/Comparative Effectiveness (PCORI) Fee FAQ - Updated

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Jun 5, 2020 @ 08:06 AM

Below is an updated list of questions and answers pertaining to the PCORI fee.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits

Anthem Issues Premium Credits to Employer Groups

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Jun 4, 2020 @ 17:06 PM

Shelter-in-place orders across the country have caused significant disruption to traditional patterns of care. As a response to these challenges, Anthem is supporting customers by issuing premium credits to Fully Insured employer groups based on their April 2020 invoices.

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Topics: Employee Benefits

IRS Extension of Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Jun 4, 2020 @ 08:06 AM

On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States issued an emergency declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act in response to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits

7 Tips for Managing Remote Workers

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Jun 1, 2020 @ 09:06 AM

An informative article on cnbc.com pointed out that remote workers are fast becoming the new normal - and this was true even before the COVID-19 crisis. People love the freedom of working from home or anywhere else they choose, and the pool of available talent is dramatically larger for companies when they aren't limited to their own city when searching for employees and freelancers.

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Webinar: Leave Policies and Handling Health Plan Benefits When Employees Return from Leave Due to COVID-19

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, May 28, 2020 @ 11:05 AM

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

Join this webinar for help with best practices for leave policies, handling group health plan benefits for employees that are taking leave, and handling group health plan benefits when employees return from leave.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Learning Events

What You Need to Know about Health Flexible Spending Accounts

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, May 26, 2020 @ 09:05 AM

A health flexible spending account (health FSA) is a pre-tax account used to pay for out-of-pocket medical care costs for a participant as well as a participant’s spouse and eligible dependents.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits

Webinar: How to Bring Employees Safely Back to Work

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, May 21, 2020 @ 11:05 AM

Thursday, May 28, 2020
3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT

Some businesses are eager to reopen and resume operations. But first, employers must create a plan to bring back employees without jeopardizing their safety. In this webinar, we will provide suggested best practices and share guidance from the CDC so you can create safe workplaces for your employees.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Learning Events, Business Strategy

Compliance Recap - April 2020

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, May 19, 2020 @ 08:05 AM

April was a busy month in the employee benefits world.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits

How Employers Can Attract More Gen Z Workers

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, May 15, 2020 @ 11:05 AM

Individuals born after 1996 are undeniably tech-savvy. More than any other generation, they realize how a workplace can be transformed by utilizing technology.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

The Best Benefits for Caregivers

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, May 13, 2020 @ 10:05 AM

Work-Life balance continues to be a challenge for many employees; consequently, more and more of them are looking to their employers for help with personal needs – especially when it comes to caregiving.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement