Benefits Bulletin
October 2018
President Trump Signs Bills Aimed to Protect Consumers from Overpaying for Prescriptions
On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, President Donald Trump signed two bills into law that ban the “gag clauses” that can result in consumers overpaying for their prescriptions.

Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, said this action is the first of a series that will be seen in the coming weeks and months as the administration focuses on a key Trump campaign promise: bringing down drug prices...
IRS Issues Letter 5699 to Non-compliant Employers
Remember the first go-round of ACA reporting? Wasn't that a fun time for us all?! Between vendors over promising and under delivering on ACA reporting software, deadline extensions and an overall sense of uncertainty, ACA reporting for 2015 plan years (carried out in early 2016) was interesting to say the least.

Fast forward two and a half years and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has started sending Letter 5699 to employers that have not complied with their Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements under Internal Revenue Code Section 6056 for the 2015 calendar year.
Attention Employers with Employees in New York!
Easy food swaps to healthy-up your diet
Did you know you can eat plenty of food to fill you up, while cutting out some of the not-so-healthy stuff? It’s true. You can enjoy some of your favorite, most decadent recipes simply by doing some creative ingredient swapping.

Don’t just think about the number of calories in a food. There’s more to it than that. You get full from the amount you eat, not by how many calories you eat. It’s about replacing higher calorie foods with lower-calorie options or with foods higher in fiber that will fill you up. 
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