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News & Events


The COBRA Payment Process

The COBRA payment process is subject to various rules in terms of grace periods, notification, premium payment methods, and treatment of insignificant shortfalls.

What You Need to Know about Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

A dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA) is a pre-tax benefit account used to pay for eligible dependent care services.

What You Need to Know about Health Flexible Spending Accounts

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

Determining COBRA Premiums

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) allows qualified beneficiaries who lose health benefits due to a qualifying event to continue group health benefits.

August 2017 Employer Webinar

This webinar will cover what to consider when offering severance agreements or bonus plans.

COBRA Notices

COBRA requires group health plans to provide notices to covered employees and their families explaining their COBRA rights when certain events occur.

The Leave Management Puzzle: Challenges & Solutions for Midsize Employers

Leveraging more than 70 years of industry experience and insights from Guardian's 2017 Absence Management Study, their presenters will discuss current trends, challenges, and potential solutions.

Senate Releases Proposed Healthcare Bill

On June 22, 2017, the U.S. Senate released a “Discussion Draft” of the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” (BCRA), aimed at "repealing and replacing" the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

DOL Asks for MHPAEA Related Comments

The Department of Labor is requesting comment on a draft model form to request information regarding nonquantitative treatment limitations.

What Employers Need to Know about Taxing Benefits

This webinar will help employers understand their obligations when they offer benefits that are subject to income tax withholding and employment taxes.

ACA Market Stabilization Final Rule

The rule amends standards relating to special enrollment periods, guaranteed availability, and the timing of the annual open enrollment period in the individual market.

What Employers Need to Know about Offering and Terminating Employee Benefits

This webinar will help employers understand their responsibilities when offering and terminating employee benefits.

The Trump Effect: What the Election Means for Employee Benefits

As President Trump challenges the status quo in Washington, CEOs, CFOs, and HR decision-makers are preparing for how his Administration could impact the employee benefits industry.

Benefits Balancing Act: The Age of Benefits Administration Technology

Based on research from Guardian's 4th annual Workplace Benefits Study provides insight into the challenges employers face in trying to balance both short-term and long-term benefits demands.

SBC Template and Required Addendums for Covered Entities under ACA Section 1557

A Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) is four page (double-sided) communication required by the federal government. It must contain specific information, in a specific order, and with a minimum size type, about a group health benefit's coverage and limitations.