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)...

CARES Act Makes Changes for Retirement Plans

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) into law to address the COVID-19 crisis. The CARES Act makes a variety of changes affecting retirement plans. These changes affect tax-qualified retirement...

IRS Extends Deadline for Forms 5500 Due Before July 15, 2020

On April 9, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-23 to extend key tax deadlines for individuals and businesses in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This new tax relief is provided under Section 7508A of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), which gives the IRS...
Attraction and Retention

Attraction and Retention

Coronavirus Upends the Economy It’s all anyone can talk about, no matter where they live: coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The disease, officially designated a pandemic by the World Health Organization, has swept across the globe over the past several months. Much...
CARES ACT Small Business Loan Guide

CARES ACT Small Business Loan Guide

In response to the American economy reeling from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the federal government recently signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Among other provisions, the Act provides businesses suffering under the...
COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

The BenefitWorks remains available, and ready to assist our clients during this challenging time. We do hope you are staying well! As always, we will share updates on legislation, compliance, and helpful resources for you and your employees. Here is the latest: IRS...

Coronavirus (COVID 19): New Legislation Update for Employers

There have been a lot of changes and buzzwords coming out of COVID-19 this past week. Here is what you need to know: Legal Update: Coronavirus Bill Requiring Paid Employee Leave Signed Into Law This law goes into effect in 15 days and does affect small employers. ...