Benefits Magazine

Telehealth: Access, Utilization, Challenges and the Future Landscape
Telehealth: Access, Utilization, Challenges and the Future Landscape
Critical Decisions: Helping DC Plan Participants Plan for Retirement Income
Balancing Risk: Designing and Implementing an Adjustable Pension Plan
Recent Issues in Mental Health Parity Compliance

Benefits Magazine is a monthly magazine that covers benefit issues affecting multiemployer, single employer and public employee plan representatives. It’s filled with timely, important articles from leaders in the employee benefits industry that tackle serious issues and provide tangible solutions.

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Past Issues

January 2021

Articles include:
  • Working in Harmony: Developing an Equitable Approach to Global Benefits
  • Infusing Cultural Humility Into Employee Benefit Decisions
  • Critical Decisions: Planning for Retirement Income
  • Solving the Specialty Drug Puzzle: Employer and Plan Sponsor Strategies
  • Collecting Withdrawal Liability in the COVID-19 Environment
  • Legal & Legislative Reporter

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December 2020

Articles include:
  • Workforce Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Solving the Specialty Drug Puzzle: Definitions and Pricing Strategies
  • Large Taft-Hartley Defined Benefit Plans: Did Diversification and Larger Equity Allocations Pay Off?
  • Staying Connected: Virtual Instruction Strategies for Apprenticeship Programs
  • Worth a Closer Look: The Building and Construction Industry Withdrawal Liability Exemption
  • Curbing Fraud, Waste and Abuse With Mobile Benefits Administration
  • Legal & Legislative Reporter

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November 2020

Articles include:
  • It Is Time to Update Your Disaster Recovery Policy
  • Charting a New Course: Implications of the Pandemic for Health Plan Sponsors
  • Proceed With Caution: Private Equity for Participant-Directed DC Plans
  • COVID-19 and the Emerging Employee Caregiving Crisis
  • Driving Transformative Workplace Change to Succeed in a Postpandemic Environment
  • Legal & Legislative Reporter

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October 2020

Articles include:
  • Extinguishing the Risks and Costs of Vaping
  • Don’t Miss the Boat: Watch for Partial Plan Terminations
  • The Twists and Turns of Death Benefits: How to Ensure the Right Person Gets Paid
  • Missing Participants and Plan Sponsor Obligations
  • Outsourcing Defined Contribution Plan Fiduciary Risk
  • Getting Off the Sidelines: Growing Participation in Employee Stock Purchase Plans
  • Legal & Legislative Reporter

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September 2020

Articles include:
  • ACA Reporting in the Time of COVID-19
  • Crisis Communication: How to Get It Right
  • A Virus Makes Paperless Fund Administration Go Viral
  • Managing the Midterm Risks of COVID-19: What Public Pension Boards Should Be Thinking About Next
  • Multiemployer Health Plan Mergers: Assessing When Bigger May Be Better
  • Stretch and Strengthen Your Employee Fitness Program
  • Legal & Legislative Reporter

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August 2020

Articles include:
  • Communicate Your Way to a Successful Annual Enrollment
  • Unpaid Health Care Benefits: A Lifeline for COVID-19 Displaced Workers
  • The Quest for Transparency in Health Care Prices
  • The Preventive Approach: Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 Complications in the Workforce
  • The Outsourcing Decision
  • The Modern Fund Office in the COVID-19 Era
  • Legal & Legislative Reporter

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July 2020

Articles include:
  • Primary Care at Risk: What Employers and Plan Sponsors Can Do
  • Workplace Emergency Savings Programs: Helping Employees Save for a Rainy Day
  • Virtual Trustee Meetings: Tips and Guidelines
  • Sun Capital Partners: Lessons for Multiemployer Plans
  • Investing in Response to the COVID-19 Response
  • COVID-19 Crisis: Challenges for Multiemployer Pension Plans
  • Legal & Legislative Reporter

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June 2020

Articles include:
  • The CARES Act and Its Impact on Multiemployer Employee Benefit Plans
  • Take Control of Prescription Drug Coverage: Reducing Costs in Challenging Times
  • The SECURE Act: Seven Things Plan Sponsors Need to Know in 2020 (and Beyond)
  • HIPAA: Mind Your Compliance Gaps
  • Packing a Punch: Proven Well-Being Strategies
  • Project Labor Agreements: Multiemployer Plan Benefits Issues to Consider
  • Legal & Legislative Reporter

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May 2020

Articles include:
  • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Impact on Employers and Plan Sponsors
  • COVID-19: Emerging Collection Issues for Multiemployer Plans
  • Structuring Student Loan Repayment Benefit Programs
  • Amplifying Benefit Communications With Data Analytics
  • Culture and Gender Issues in Retirement Savings
  • Using Benefits Automation to Improve the Employee Experience
  • Legal & Legislative Reporter

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April 2020

Articles include:
  • Finding the Right Tool for the Job: Helping Employees With Retirement Planning
  • Managing DC Plan Loans
  • Roth Trends Revisited: Divergence Between Sponsors and Participants
  • Infrastructure Ten Years On: What Have We Learned?
  • The Resurgence of Health Care Coalitions
  • Transforming the Employee Benefits Landscape With Digital Health
  • Legal & Legislative Reporter

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