Benefits Protection Report
New Overtime Rule Raises Salary Cutoff to $35,568
Employees who make less than $35,568 will now be eligible for overtime pay under a long-awaited final rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor. The new rate will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. 

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IRS Notice with HSA...  Expands "Preventive Care" to Include Certain Chronic Conditions
 The IRS has issued Notice 2019-45 , in which it identifies certain chronic health conditions whose treatments will now be considered “preventive.” The IRS guidance is effective on July 17, 2019; however, it will likely take insurers and plans some time to evaluate the potential cost and revise policies/documents for the expanded list

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Health and Well-Being at Work
Employers are getting smart, serious and sophisticated in their approach to employee health and well-being. Click below for more information on Optum's Ten Year Health and Well-Being at Work Study .