In most companies, the first international new hires are salespeople. Typically, the head of sales comes to HR and says something like, “Hey, we’re going to expand” or “I just hired someone in Ireland.” (Or Bolivia, or The Netherlands, or ________ ). Now it’s i...
Jul 31, 2020
Going Global with Benefits
The public health national emergency has officially been extended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through October 23, 2020. HHS must renew public health emergencies every 90 days. The Implication for Group Health Plans This means the U.S. Department of...
Jul 24, 2020
U.S. Public Health Emergency Officially Extended
Remote work during a pandemic is an unprecedented situation. As employers extend their work from home plans through the end of 2020 (or beyond), HR teams are seeking ways to support their new remote workforce above and beyond health care, EAPs, and 401(k)s. According to the 2020 Impact of Be...
Jul 15, 2020
Top 10 Remote Employee Perks & Resources

Lumity Welcomes New Benefits Consultant Nicholas Beckman

Lumity is excited to announce benefits industry veteran Nicholas Beckman has joined Lumity as a Benefits Consultant. Nick will be responsible for defining and implementing the benefits strategy for several of the country's leading technology...

Jun 11, 2020

Finding Funds For Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Initiatives

As HR professionals lean in and lead their people through a time of racial reckoning on top of a global pandemic, the urgency for securing funds for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI), anti-racist programs, and mental health initiativ...

Jun 05, 2020

Before a RIF, factor in small vs large group health plan costs

If you’re contemplating a reduction in force (RIF) to cut your operational costs, it’s critical to avoid this all-too-common mistake. Large vs Small Group Health Plan Costs If the RIF will drop you down from large group to small gro...

Apr 29, 2020

Unintended Consequences of Employer COBRA Subsidies

Last week, benefits compliance attorney Marilyn Monahan presented a webinar on “COBRA in the time of COVID-19.” And one topic came up that deserves more attention regarding employer COBRA subsidies. Layoffs, unfortunately, have become...

Apr 13, 2020

These Carriers are Waiving COVID-19 Treatment Costs

Health insurance carriers are already covering COVID-19 tests, and many are covering telehealth costs associated with COVID-19 screening. These carriers have recently announced they're waiving coronavirus treatment costs. Aetna Waives Coronavi...

Apr 06, 2020

SF HCSO Required Employer Reporting

Employer Annual Reporting Canceled! 3/24/20 Update: Pursuant to the Mayor's March 23, 2020 proclamation, the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) is canceling the employer requirement to submit the 2019 Annual Reportin...

Mar 24, 2020