Wellness Workplace: Stress

Wellness Workplace: Stress

According to a Gallup poll, 55% of Americans experience stress daily—making the United States one of the most stressed-out nations in the world. While some stress isn’t necessarily bad for employees’ health, chronic stress can cause negative long-term health effects....
FREE Benefit for Dane County Employers

FREE Benefit for Dane County Employers

As Dane county continues to transition into our new normal, The BenefitWorks wants you to be aware of a win-win situation you can create: As a Dane county employer you can offer your employees a FREE dependent care Flexible Spending Account. This is being offered by...
Managing Your Post-coronavirus Reputation

Managing Your Post-coronavirus Reputation

There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has been disrupting businesses, both small and large, across the globe. Businesses have had to drastically adjust their operations. Once the threat of the coronavirus declines, your business may be ready to open up and...
Employee Leave-sharing Programs and the Coronavirus

Employee Leave-sharing Programs and the Coronavirus

Employers seeking ways to help their employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may want to consider implementing a leave-sharing program. These programs allow employees to donate some of their accrued paid leave time, such as paid time off (PTO), vacation...
Purchase Eligible Products on Amazon with Your HSA or FSA

Purchase Eligible Products on Amazon with Your HSA or FSA

Online retailer Amazon recently announced that you can now use your flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) to purchase eligible medical products on its site. Amazon’s FSA and HSA stores enable you to add your respective health payment card to...
HR Brief: June 2020

HR Brief: June 2020

Federal Agencies Issue COVID-19 Relief for Employee Benefit Plans The Departments of Labor (DOL) and the Treasury (Departments) recently issued deadline relief to help employee benefit plans, plan participants and plan service providers impacted by the COVID-19...

IMPORTANT: Updates to COBRA Forms

What you need to provide employees when their benefits end The BenefitWorks wants you to be aware of updates to two federal COBRA forms: Please refer to the resources within this e-mail to ensure you are familiar with and following the appropriate COBRA and...
Pandemic Preparedness & Response Plan

Pandemic Preparedness & Response Plan

As stay-at-home orders expire and restrictions loosen, many employers are thinking ahead to their reopening phase. Organizations are generally encouraged to implement a slow, staggered ramp up phase to ensure they can provide a safe workplace and comply with a wide...
EEOC Delays EEO-1, EEO-3 and EEO-5 Reports Until 2021

EEOC Delays EEO-1, EEO-3 and EEO-5 Reports Until 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers and unions that are subject to equal employment opportunity (EEO) reporting under Title VII of the Civil Right Act will not be required to file EEO surveys in 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...