Diversified Group Named One of CT’s Healthiest Employers by Making Wellness Part of Company Culture

2019-09-17T15:47:47+00:00

This article was published on September 16, 2019 on Hartford Business written by Wendy Pierman Mitzel. Photo source is Hartford Business Journal. 1st Place | Category: 1,000 or fewer employees Diversified Group Headquarters: Marlborough Industry: Health insurance and benefits administration Top Executive: Brooks T. Goodison, President Diversified Group not only offers its customers a worksite [...]

Diversified Group Named One of CT’s Healthiest Employers by Making Wellness Part of Company Culture2019-09-17T15:47:47+00:00

MA Paid Family Medical Leave Payroll Deductions to Begin October 1st

2019-10-02T18:58:36+00:00

MA PFML is a statewide program that gives eligible employees paid time off for family and medical leave beginning January 1, 2021. PFML will provide employees up to 12 weeks of paid family leave and 20 weeks of paid medical leave or up to 26 weeks of leave to care for a family member who [...]

MA Paid Family Medical Leave Payroll Deductions to Begin October 1st2019-10-02T18:58:36+00:00

Which Welfare Plans Must File Form 5500?

2019-09-06T09:21:11+00:00

Funded Plans: All  “funded” welfare plans covered by ERISA must file a Form 5500. A “funded” plan is one where funds are set aside in a custodial account or trust fund for the exclusive benefit of plan participants. The type of Form 5500 (Form 5500 vs. Form 5500-SF) filed is determined by the number of [...]

Which Welfare Plans Must File Form 5500?2019-09-06T09:21:11+00:00

Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

2019-07-01T11:03:28+00:00

On June 25, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont signed into law Connecticut’s Paid Family and Medical Leave law. Below are some highlights from the new law: Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Law Key Dates June 25, 2019 – CT Governor signs legislation into law; January 1, 2021 - Employee payroll tax begins; January 1, 2022 [...]

Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Law2019-07-01T11:03:28+00:00

Expanding HRA Options Effective 2020

2019-06-25T08:00:06+00:00

On June 13, 2019, The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury issued the final rule expanding health reimbursement accounts (HRAs) which allows employers greater flexibility in the breadth and scope of HRAs available for their employees. Background: Since 2013, regulations have prohibited employers from paying for an employee’s individual health insurance policy [...]

Expanding HRA Options Effective 20202019-06-25T08:00:06+00:00

MA Paid Family and Medical Leave – Delay of Payroll Tax Deduction

2019-10-02T19:04:57+00:00

The Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave law (effective in 2021) requires employers to start making financial contributions to support the paid leave program starting on July 1, 2019. The law allows employers to deduct a part of the required contribution from each employee’s wages (along with an employer contribution*) to fund the program. The initial contributions [...]

MA Paid Family and Medical Leave – Delay of Payroll Tax Deduction2019-10-02T19:04:57+00:00

2019 PCOR Fee Increase

2019-10-02T19:01:57+00:00

For 2019, the annual fee to fund the federal Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), paid by employers that sponsor self-insured health plans and by commercial group health insurance providers, will go up by about .06 cents per employee or dependent enrolled in the health plan. The fees are due by July 31. The chart below [...]

2019 PCOR Fee Increase2019-10-02T19:01:57+00:00

Updated Draft Regulations for MA Paid Family and Medical Leave

2019-05-07T11:05:26+00:00

The newly created Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave released updated draft regulations on March 29th for the new Paid Family and Medical Leave law. The Department will hold several listening sessions in May throughout the state before issuing final regulations sometime before July, 2019. Below is an outline of the draft regulations with pertinent [...]

Updated Draft Regulations for MA Paid Family and Medical Leave2019-05-07T11:05:26+00:00

Get Set to Run & Join Us in Supporting Camphill Village on May 18th

2019-05-01T09:50:58+00:00

Diversified is proud to sponsor the Camphill Village 5K Trail & Fun Run coming up on Saturday, May 18th! If you’d like to participate, there are three running options that allow people of all abilities to join from virtually anywhere! Sign up to run from home or anywhere; just be sure to take to Facebook [...]

Get Set to Run & Join Us in Supporting Camphill Village on May 18th2019-05-01T09:50:58+00:00

DOL’s Recent Clarification Surrounding FMLA

2019-04-25T08:00:54+00:00

The Department of Labor (DOL) on occasion will issue opinion letters to clarify employer’s obligations under various federal employment laws. These DOL opinion letters help employers to understand their obligations and can be relied upon to establish a “good faith” defense against certain federal claims. On March 14, 2019, the DOL issued an opinion letter regarding [...]

DOL’s Recent Clarification Surrounding FMLA2019-04-25T08:00:54+00:00