Pharmacogenomics: Better Health and Cost Savings

Drugs are formulated for normal physiology. Physicians with knowledge of a person’s unique genetic makeup can better determine which drugs will be most effective. Anyone who has watched a commercial for a prescription medication expects to hear a disclaimer warning of potential health hazards. Possible side effects — depending on the medication — can range…

Spanish-Language Paid Family Leave Webinars / Seminarios Web para Permiso Familiar Pagado en Español

From New York State Workers’ Compensation Board: There are still spaces available for next week’s Spanish-language Paid Family Leave webinars for employees and employers, hosted by Board Chair Clarissa Rodriguez. Each webinar will be approximately one hour long and will include time for questions and answers. Space is limited, so please register soon. When you click ‘register…

IRS Decreases Some 2018 Limits

Due to the new tax reform law adjusting how annually indexed dollar amounts are calculated, on March 5, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2018-18 announcing that it has recalculated some of its previously-released 2018 limits for health saving accounts, Archer medical savings accounts, adoption assistance programs, and the small employer health…

USI Northeast Compliance Webinar – Friday, Feb. 2

Join USI Northeast for a FREE, informational webinar with ERISA Counsel/VP Erika Medina on recent compliance updates. The webinar will focus on: Tax reform; Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Dept. of Labor (DOL) regulatory agenda; Wellness Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) delayed enforcement; New York Paid Family Leave updates; and San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance…

Short-Term Spending Bill Delays Cadillac Plan Tax and Extends CHIP

On January 22, 2018, Congress approved a short-term spending bill (the “Bill”) that will fund the government until February 8, 2018. The Bill was signed into law the same day. During its annual appropriation exercise, Congress provides funding for the agencies and programs it has authorized. Because Congress failed to adopt a regular appropriation bill,…