Benefit Beat - 2011 through current

Benefit Beat - 2011 through current

The federal lawsuit was dismissed; challenges to the lawmust be brought in state court.
Employers with 15 or more employees must contribute to the fund.
CMS has released the 2023 parameters for prescription drugbenefits under Medicare Part D.
The IRS has released cost of living adjusted amounts forHSAs and EB-HRAs for 2023.
The current determination will last until July 15, 2022.
Unused QTP amounts cannot be rolled over, into a cafeteriaplan.
ERISA fiduciaries must exercise absolute diligence inhandling employee money
Philadelphia City Council amended the City’s Public Health Emergency Leave Ordinance to create specific COVID-19 sick leave protection.  
Law allows for flexible or predictable work arrangements tocare for a child, parent, or other family member (expanded definition).
The ordinance is in effect for hotel workers as of January1, and for all other workers July 1.
Up to 12 weeks of parental, family, or medical leaveavailable for eligible employees, starting July 1, 2022.
Plan sponsors beware of potential ADA and GINA violations.
New amounts for violations of HIPAA administrative simplification rules and more.
Certain telemedicine services may be provided prior toreaching the HSA minimum statutory deductible.
The qualified payment amount limits an individual’s costsharing for emergency items and services.