Articles for Friday, May 25, 2018

New Disability Claims Rule for Welfare Benefit Plans

The new rule strengthening the disability claims process for Employee Retirement Income Security Act-covered benefit plans kicked in on April 2, 2018. Click through for details on this final rule, which includes new requirements for processing disability claims and appeals.

How to Manage a Cafeteria Plan

At the heart of high-impact employee benefit programs are cafeteria plans, which allow participants to pay for their benefits with pretax money. Click through for insight into the advantages and implications of cafeteria plans.

Know the Rules on Classifying Employees

Employers cannot arbitrarily classify an employee as exempt or nonexempt. These definitions are established by federal laws. Click through for insight into the standards surrounding employee classification.

Understanding the Basics of Summary Plan Descriptions

If you have an Employee Retirement Income Security Act–compliant benefits program, you are required to give participants a Summary Plan Description. Click through to better understand your obligations as an employer.

Local Entertainment And Events Calendar

You’ll always know where the fun’s going on with our interactive local events calendar featuring social sharing, images, videos and ticket links. Click through to see what's happening or to add your own local events.

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