HR Compliance & Legislation Updates - Bim Group

Twice per month, our team curates and emails our clients and subscribers an informational update containing articles and resources related to HR compliance and legislation impacting employer-sponsored health plans. Also included in this email outreach are registration links for upcoming employer webinars and recording links for past webinars (right).

See below for an archive of past email updates.


September 27, 2023

  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Compliance Guide
  • What is the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act? Plus 6 More Legal Answers About Pregnancy in the Workplace
  • Workplace Culture | Salary Transparency in Job Postings

September 7, 2023

  •  IRS Significantly Decreases 2024 ACA Affordability to 8.39%
  • August 2023 Compliance Recap
  • Unlock Your Prime-Time Energy Level: Achieve Optimal Productivity

August 24, 2023

  • Biden Administration Releases Mental Health Parity Proposed Regulations, Targeting Compliance
  • Stress Management in the Workplace

August 8, 2023

  • Employers Encouraged to Expand Access to Group Health Plans
  • July 2023 Compliance Recap
  • New FAQ Guidance on No Surprises Act and Transparency in Coverage
  • Legal Update: ACA Case Highlights Lingering Uncertainty for Preventive Services
  • Conducting a One-on-One Meeting

July 21, 2023

  •  Don’t Sweat Summer Compliance: PCORI Fees due July 31
  •  HR Compliance Heats Up: Form 5500 Filing Due July 31

July 7, 2023

  • DHS Terminates I-9 Form Remote Option Flexibility; Considerations for Remote Workers
  •  June 2023 Compliance Recap
  • Workplace Safety Training: 6 Things Employees Need to Know

June 21, 2023

  • May 2023 Compliance Recap
  • Remote Workforce Best Practices

June 7, 2023

  • 2024 Limits Announced for High-Deductible Health Plans, Health Savings Accounts, and Excepted Benefit Health Reimbursement Arrangements
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act Compliance Guide
  • DOL Cybersecurity Guidance: What Employers Need to Know for their Health and Welfare Plans

May 18, 2023

  •  Update on the End of the COVID-19 National Emergency and Public Health Emergency
  •  April 2023 Compliance Recap

April 27, 2023

  • DOL Signals July 10 as End of COVID-19 Outbreak Period, Despite Early End to National Emergency
  • 7 Ways HR Can Avoid Burnout
  • Financial Benefits of the Workforce Planning Process

April 27, 2023

  • DOL Signals July 10 as End of COVID-19 Outbreak Period, Despite Early End to National Emergency
  • 7 Ways HR Can Avoid Burnout
  • Financial Benefits of the Workforce Planning Process

April 14, 2023

  • COVID-19 and End of Public Health Emergency Update
  • FAQs about the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Fee
  • March 2023 Compliance Update
  • OCR Warns of HIPAA Pitfalls in Using Online Tracking Technologies
  • IRS Updates Mileage Rates

March 23, 2023

  • 2023 Federal Poverty Level Released, Impacts ACA Affordability Safe Harbor
  • EBSA Announces Priorities for 2023
  •  Corrective Action Documentation: Save Time and Money for your Company

March 9, 2023

  • MEDICAID REDETERMINATIONS – Unwinding and Returning to Regular Operations after COVID-19
  • Joint Agency Guidance on Gag Clause Prohibition for Health Plan Agreement
  • Don’t Overlook Prescription Drug Reporting to CMS
  •  February 2023 Compliance Recap
  •  Departments Propose Rule to Expand ACA Preventive Services

February 22, 2023

  • Humana to Exit Employer Group Commercial Medical Products Business
  • CAA Reporting Upcoming Deadlines
  • 2023 Employer-Sponsored Group Health Plans Compliance Calendar
  • January 2023 Compliance Recap
  • Volunteering: A Natural Boost to Your Mental Health

February 2, 2023

  • President Biden Reveals Plan to End National COVID-19 Emergency
  • DOL Announces 2023 Penalties for Health & Welfare Plan Compliance Errors
  • HR Elements: Workplace Culture | Why Best Friends Have Benefits at Work
  • 4 Employee Handbook Policies to Watch in 2023

January 19, 2023

  • IRS Grants Permanent 30-Day Extension to Providing Individual ACA Statements
  • Recap: Change Management for Small Businesses
  • Important Employment Trends to Watch – How Can Your HR Department Make the Most of 2023?

January 5, 2023

  • Continuing Appropriations Act Extends HDHP Relief for Telehealth Services
  • Feds Extend Prescription Drug Filing Deadline, Announce Relaxed Enforcement
  •  Supporting Employees with Breast Cancer

December 21, 2022

  • Office for Civil Rights Reiterates HIPAA Requirements and Responses to Cybersecurity Incidents
  • Ongoing Application of Certain COVID-19 Guidance
  • Four Ways to Make Terminations Less Stressful

December 8, 2022

  • IRS Revises Guidance to Allow Expanded Mid-Year Cafeteria Plan Election Changes
  • November 2022 Compliance Recap
  • Agencies Seek Public Comment on No Surprises Act Good Faith Estimate and Advanced Explanation of Benefits Provisions

November 22, 2022

  • December 27 Due Date for Prescription Drug Cost Reporting is Approaching (UPDATE)
  • Cafeteria Plans: Change in Status Events and Permissible Employee Election Changes
  • IRS Announces Adjusted Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Fee
  •  IRS Releases Critical 2023 Employee Benefit Plan Limits
  • Recent Court Decisions Should Put Employers on Notice Regarding COBRA Administration
  • ACA Compliance Issues and the 1865-C Letter

November 11, 2022

  • October 2022 Compliance Recap
  • Need-to-Know End-of-Year Compliance Updates
  • Complete Guide to Planning Office Parties
  • Achieving Healthy HR: Thoughtful Compensation

October 27, 2022

  • IRS Announces Increased Limits for Certain Employee Benefits, Higher Fines for ACA Reporting Failures
  • 2022 & 2023 Transparency in Action
  • Workplace Culture | Quiet Quitting: Employee Engagement Issues in Disguise

October 14, 2022

  • Final Rule Resolves “Family Glitch” for ACA Marketplace Coverage
  • September 2022 Compliance Recap
  • 2022 ACA Refresher
  • How Paid Family Leave Can Help Your Business

September 29, 2022

  • Departments Issue No Surprises Act FAQ and Clarify Independent Dispute Resolution Process
  • ACA Updates
  • Employer Medicare Part D Notices Due
  • Leveling Up Your Open Enrollment Game: Tips for Success

September 12, 2022

  • Departments Issue Final Rules to Clarify Dispute Resolution and Transparency under the No Surprises Act
  • Important 2023 ACA Reminders for Applicable Large Employers
  • Employers Should Prepare to Issue Medicare Part D Notices

August 23, 2022

  • Compliance Recap: June/July 2022
  • IRS Announces 2023 ACA Affordability Safe Harbor
  • Plan Sponsors Should Prepare for Medical Loss Ratio Rebates in 2022
  • IRS Releases Draft ACA Reporting Forms
  • Employers Should Prepare to Issue Medicare Part D Notices

August 4, 2022

  • HHS Issues Proposed Rules under ACA Section 1557 to Clarify Scope of Discrimination Protections
  • The Play-or-Pay Penalty and Counting Employees under the ACA
  • Employer Abortion Policy Considerations

July 18, 2022

  • ERISA Plan Documents – What Employers Need to Know (Webinar Replay)
  • PCORI fees are due by Monday, August 1, 2022
  • Staying Organized in the Workplace
  • Get By with a Little Help from Your Friends: “Tend and Befriend”