Newsletters and Events

by EM Benefits, includes upcoming events and newsletters that review key legislative and compliance issues. These publications help our brokers become better informed. Or contact us to receive the most recent issue.

EM Benefits Webinars 2024


  • MetLife Updates and New Voluntary Benefit Offerings Down to 10 – Tuesday, April 23, 2024 10am-11am CST – Register
  • Norton LifeLock Benefit Solutions - Identity Theft and Cybersecurity for Employees in 2024 – Tuesday, May 7, 2024 10:30am-11:30am CST – Register

EM Connections Newsletters 2024


  • Additional Guidance Issued Regarding Contraceptive Care Coverage Mandate – January 31, 2024 Issue – View
  • 2023 Affordable Care Act Reporting Reminders and Deadlines – January 23, 2024 Issue – View

EM Connections Newsletters 2022


  • Telehealth Relief Included in End-Of-Year Omnibus Bill – December 30th Issue – View
  • Administration Extends RxDC Reporting Deadline and Provides Other Limited Reporting Relief – December 27th Issue – View
  • 2024 Out-of-Pocket Limits Released – December 22nd Issue – View
  • End-of-Year Compliance Deadlines and Reminders – December 20th Issue – View
  • 2022-2023 PCORI Fee Released – November 17th Issue – View
  • Final Rule to End the Family Glitch – October 13th Issue – View
  • Medicare Part D Coverage Notices Due – September 27th Issue – View
  • Medical Loss Ratio Rebate Guidelines – September 9th Issue – View
  • Additional Guidance Issued on Surprise Billing Protections – September 7th Issue – View
  • Health Care Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act – August 25th Issue – View
  • Relief Granted: Issuers and TPAs Can Satisfy Website Posting Requirement – August 22nd Issue – View
  • ACA Affordability Percentage Decreased Significantly for 2023 – August 8th Issue – View
  • Biden Administration Proposes New Regulation – August 4, 2022 Issue – View
  • Tougher Enforcement of The Contraception Mandate – August 1, 2022 Issue – View

EM Connections Newsletters 2023


  • 2024 Health FSA Inflation Adjustments Released – November 13th Issue – View
  • 2023-2024 PCORI Fee Released – October 23rd Issue – View
  • Electronic Filing Threshold Reduced in Draft 2023 Form 1094 and 1095 Instructions – October 10th Issue – View
  • Guidelines for Processing Medical Loss Ratio Rebates – September 7th Issue – View
  • ACA Affordability Percentage Drops to a New Low for 2024 – August 28th Issue – View
  • Agencies Call on Group Health Plan Sponsors to Extend Special Enrollment Period for Medicaid Redeterminations – August 10th Issue – View
  • Newly Proposed Mental Health Parity Regulations Introduced – August 2nd Issue – View
  • Significant Changes Proposed to Voluntary Benefit Plan Rules – July 24th Issue – View
  • New Guidance Issued on Surprise Billing, Out-of-Pocket Limits, and Facility Fees – July 14th Issue – View
  • IRS Confirms Certain Wellness Programs Cannot Be Used to Avoid Taxation – June 14th Issue – View
  • IRS Reminds Plan Sponsors of Cafeteria Plan Claims Substantiation Requirements – June 1st Issue – View
  • 2024 Limits Announced for HSAs, High Deductible Health Plans, and Excepted Benefit HRAs – May 18th Issue – View
  • Guidance Issued on Gag Clause Prohibitions – March 6th Issue – View
  • Employer Plan Guidance Issued on the End of the COVID-19 Emergency Periods – April 12th Issue – View
  • Federal Judge Vacates ACA Preventve Care Coverage Requirements – April 6th Issue – View
  • 2024 Employer Mandate Penalties – March 14th Issue – View
  • New Rule Requires Electronic Information Reporting for Most Businesses – February 28th Issue – View
  • Federal Action Temporarily Halts Surprise Billing Arbitration Decisions – February 21st Issue – View
  • Impact of Planned End of COVID-19 Emergency Periods on Employer Health Plans – February 1st Issue – View