Insurance, Employee Benefits and Human Resources Report

The ABA Insurance, Employee Benefits and Human Resources Reports are a courtesy publication for members of the Arizona Builders Alliance provided by member firms.

PWFA – Proving Undue Hardship
Report Reveals Employers Plan to Offer Compelling Benefits Options in 2024
Small Employers Focus on Retention, While Large Employers Hire Slower
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – December 13, 2023

Bond Presentation
Tad Jewell, The Mahoney Group – November 8, 2023

Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct 15 2023
Deadline for Submitting Gag Clause Attestation Is Dec. 31, 2023
Stop-loss Premiums Increased by 16% from 2021 to 2023
Using Health FSAs and HSAs for Weight Loss Programs and Drugs
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – October 11, 2023

FDA Approves Updated COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters (1)
HSA Examples of Eligible Expenses ABA
The Industry Impact of Medicare Drug Price Negotiations
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – September 13, 2023

ACA Information Reporting Penalties Increased for Returns Filed in 2024
Arizona Amends Rules for Earned Paid Sick Time
CDC Alerts of Late Summer Surge in COVID-19 Cases
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – August 9, 2023

What to Know During Mental Health Awareness Month and Beyond
The Difference Between Mental Health and Mental Illness
Supporting Employees During Mental Health Awareness Month and Beyond
Employee Options After Losing Medicaid Coverage
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – April 10, 2023

Bond Back Subs over $250k
Amy Scott, AssuredPartners  – April 12, 2023

For the good of the Order
Tad Jewell, The Mahoney Group – February 8, 2023

2023-Employee-Benefits-Market-Outlook
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – February 8, 2023

The-ACA-Family-Glitch-and-Affordability-of-Employer-Coverage-_-KFF
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – January 11, 2023

Average-Hospital-Stay-Costs-Have-Nearly-Doubled-Since-2004
Surgeon-General-Releases-New-Framework-for-Mental-Health-and-Well-being-in-the-Workplace
Understanding-RSV-in-Infants-and-Young-Children-Infographic
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – December 14, 2022

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A Primer on Medical Trend
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – November 9, 2022

 

How to Be an Educated Health Care Consumer –
Infographic

Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – October 12, 2022

 

What Employers Should Know About Prior
Authorization

Medical Stop-loss Premium Up Nearly 10% in 2022
Drugmakers Launch New Medicines at Record-high Prices
in 2022

Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – September 7, 2022

The Importance of Insurance to Value for Commercial Property Coverage
Tad Jewell, The Mahoney Group, September 7, 2022

 

2022 Midyear HR Trends to Monitor
Employers Now Required to Justify COVID-19 Testing, According to EEOC
Pay or Play Affordability Percentage Decreased for 2023
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – August 10, 2022

 

Live Well Work Well Newsletter – May 2022
Mental Health Matters – Mental Health Awareness Month 2022 – Infographic
U.S. Panel Issues Final Recommendation Says Most Adults Shouldn’t Take Daily Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attack
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – May 5, 2022

MMA – Elements of Cyber Insurance Coverage
Top 12 Cyber Security Controls
Jennifer Chenault, Lovitt & Touche’ – May 5, 2022

 

HCR Metal Levels for Qualified Health Plans 1-25-21
Online Pharmacies Can Help You Save Big on Prescription Drugs
Recruiting and Retaining Talented Employees
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – April 13, 2022

 

CDC Loosens Mask-wearing Guidance for Most of U.S. Population
Transparency in Health Coverage
Understanding Your Blood Pressure Reading
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – March 9, 2022

 

Benefits Buzz Newsletter – February 2022
Understand Your Rights Against Surprise Medical Bills
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – February 9, 2022

 

CDC Recommends Shorter COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine
EEOC Adds FAQs Addressing ADA Disability to COVID-19 Guidance
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – January 12, 2022

 

State of the Insurance & Surety Industry
Kirk Welch, Lovitt & Touche’ – December 8, 2021

 

331739 Affordable Care Act 2022 Compliance Checklist
Live Well Work Well Newsletter – December 2021
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – December 8, 2021

 

Construction Material Price Increases: How to Manage the Risk
Eric Pach, INSURICA Southwest

 

Cyber Awareness Month
Jennifer Chenault, Lovitt & Touche’ – October 13, 2021

 

Clarifying Guidance on COBRA Deadline Extensions
Affordability Percentages Will Decrease for 2022
Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct 15 2021
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Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – October 13, 2021

 

5 Strategies for Reducing Benefits Costs in 2022
Benefits Buzz Newsletter – September 2021
Delta Air Lines Imposes $200 Monthly Health Insurance Surcharge
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – September 8, 2021

 

The Impact of Biden’s Competition Executive Order on the Health Care Industry
Understanding the Coronavirus Delta Variant
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – August 11, 2021

 

SFAA P&P Bond Requirements on TIFIA-FInanced P3 Projects
Oil Companies Are Ordered to Help Cover $7.2 Billion Cleanup Bill in Gulf of Mexico – WSJ
Who May Feel Financial Pain Inflicted By Katerra’s Bankruptcy _ 2021-06-10 _ Engineering News-Record
Kirk Welch, Lovitt & Touche’ – August 11, 2021

 

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Producer Price Index (PPI) Guide for Price Adjustment
Kirk Welch, Lovitt & Touche’ – June 16, 2021

 

CDC Mask Update
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – June 16, 2021

 

Benefits and Me Newsletter – May 2021
Benefits Buzz Newsletter – May 2021
Live Well Work Well Newsletter – May 2021
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – May 12, 2021

 

352693 DOL Issues COBRA Subsidy Model Notices, FAQs-4.21
American Rescue Plan Contains Employment-related Provisions – Infographic
DOL Model Notice of Expiration of Premium Assistance
DOL Summary of COBRA Premium Assistance Provisions under the ARPA
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – April 14, 2021

 

COVID-19 Relief Extends COBRA, HIPAA and Other Plan Deadlines
FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
Proposed Rules on Wellness Program Incentives Withdrawn
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – March 10, 2021

 

CDC Recommendations for At-home COVID-19 Testing
Executive Order Issued to Strengthen the ACA
IRS Provides Additional Codes for ICHRAs Under Section 6056
President Biden Issues Executive Actions Addressing Health Care Access
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – February 10, 2021

 

COVID-19 VACCINE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Temporary Special Rules for Health and Dependent Care FSAs
Upcoming ACA Reporting Deadlines 12-28-20
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – January 20, 2021

 

CDC Announces Shorter Quarantine Guidelines After a COVID-19 Exposure
Encouraging Employees to Use Telehealth Services
The Biden Administration and Health Care
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – December 9, 2020

 

COVID Impact on Workers’ Compensation
Clint Parry, Focus HR – December 9, 2020

 

CDC Issues Updated Guidance for Thanksgiving Celebrations
News Brief – CDC Says Masks Protect Wearer From COVID-19
News Brief – Early Data Shows COVID-19 Vaccine Is 90% Effective
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – November 18, 2020

 

Work From Home Anywhere
Clint Parry, Focus HR – November 18, 2020

 

Affordability Percentages Will Increase for 2021
Benefits Buzz
Cold, Flu or COVID-19 Infographic
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – October 14, 2020

 

HR Update
Clint Parry, Focus HR – October 14, 2020

 

Q2_BI_MarketplaceReport_FINAL-Lovitt & Touche
Jennifer Chenault, Lovitt & Touche – October 14, 2020

 

CDC Updates Guidance for Quarantine After An Exposure to COVID-19
News Brief – Trump Signs Executive Orders Aimed at Lowering Drug Prices
Quarantining When Exposed to COVID-19
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – September 9, 2020

 

HR Strategy Series: “Zoom Gloom” and Employee Engagement
Clint Parry, Focus HR – September 9, 2020

 

News Brief – Trump Signs Executive Orders Aimed at Lowering Drug Prices
Supporting Employees Caregiving Responsibilities Post-coronavirus
Your Wellness Matters – Cholesterol Infographic
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – August 12, 2020

 

HR Strategy Series: COVID-19 & Workers’ Compensation
Clint Parry, Focus HR – August 12, 2020

 

Utilizing Staffing Agencies to Reduce Risk
Cara Bobrowitz, SitePro Solutions – July 27, 2020

 

HSA HDHP Limits Increase for 2021
COVID-19’s Impact on HSAs
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – June 10, 2020

 

HR Strategies Series: Recalibrating HR
Clint Parry, Focus HR – June 10, 2020

 

Remote Work Policy
Return to Work Plans Following the COVID-19 Pandemic
Screening Employee Temperatures Upon Return to Work
Covid-19 And Your Workplace Checklist
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – May 13, 2020

 

HR Strategy Series: Getting Back to Business!
Clint Parry, Focus HR – May 13, 2020

 

FFCRA Poster – Nonfederal
FFCRA Poster – Nonfederal SPANISH
Some States Require Insurance Protections Because of COVID-19
Telemedicine and COVID
In The Know – Understanding the Historic $2 Trillion Stimulus Package
Mental Well-being During Quarantine
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – April 8, 2020

 

Coronavirus in the Workplace – Compliance Considerations for Employers
Handwashing steps – CDC poster
No Statute of Limitations Applies for ACA Pay or Play Penalties
Using Workplace Wellness to Improve Retention
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – March 11, 2020

 

HR Strategy Series: Retaining Your Best People
Clint Parry, Focus HR – March 11, 2020

 

Coronavirus
Medicare Part D Disclosures due by Feb. 29, 2020
HHS Issues Proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2021
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – February 12, 2020

 

HR Strategy Series: Leading Millennials!
Clint Parry, Focus HR – February 12, 2020

 

Cadillac Tax and Other Key ACA Taxes Repealed
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – January 8, 2020

 

Talent Acquisition and Retention Woes Continue in 2020
Clint Parry, Focus HR – January 8, 2020

 

IRS Announces Benefit Plan Limits for 2020
ACA 2020 Compliance Checklist
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – November 13, 2019

 

DOL Issues New Salary Limits for Overtime Exemptions
Benefits Bulletin
HR Brief
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – October 9, 2019

 

Parent Attendance at School IEP Meetings May Qualify as FMLA Leave
Benefits Buzz
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – September 11, 2019

 

IRS Expands Preventive Care for HDHPs to Include Chronic Conditions
Proposed Rules Would Require Hospitals to Publish Retail Prices for Health Care Services
Benefits Buzz
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – August 14, 2019

 

Benefits Buzz
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – May 8, 2019

 

Opioids in the Workplace
Opioid Addiction Poster
Benefits Buzz
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – March 13, 2019

 

Supply Trends in Opioid Medications
Benefits Bulletin
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – January 9, 2019

 

CURRENT

TriageNow-Why Add TriageNow to your Work Comp Program?
Tad Jewell, Lovitt & Touche’, Inc. – December 12, 2018

 

AZ COBRA with Pricing
AZ State Continuation Continuation Requirements
Gender Pay Equity Scorecard
HR Brief_December_2018
Physical Exam Acknowledgment Form
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – December 12, 2018

 

COBRA Guidelines for Arizona
Get the Facts-Common Flu Vaccine Myths
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – November 7, 2018

 

Workers Compensation and Employers Liability
Tad Jewell, Lovitt & Touche’, Inc. – October 10, 2018

 

Workplace Wellness Plans ERISA COBRA and HIPAA – Ronstadt
Determining Whether Prescription Drug Coverage Is Creditable – Ronstadt
Live Well, Work Well – September 2018 – Ronstadt
HR Brief – September 2018
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – September 12, 2018

 

Live Well, Work Well
HR Brief: Ageism: Are Your Employees Affected?
News Brief: Heart Drug Recall
Benefits Insights: Health Care-sharing Ministries,
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – August 8, 2018

 

COVID-19 VACCINE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Temporary Special Rules for Health and Dependent Care FSAs
Upcoming ACA Reporting Deadlines 12-28-20
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – January 20, 2021

 

CDC Announces Shorter Quarantine Guidelines After a COVID-19 Exposure
Encouraging Employees to Use Telehealth Services
The Biden Administration and Health Care
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – December 9, 2020

 

COVID Impact on Workers’ Compensation
Clint Parry, Focus HR – December 9, 2020

 

CDC Issues Updated Guidance for Thanksgiving Celebrations
News Brief – CDC Says Masks Protect Wearer From COVID-19
News Brief – Early Data Shows COVID-19 Vaccine Is 90% Effective
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – November 18, 2020

 

Work From Home Anywhere
Clint Parry, Focus HR – November 18, 2020

 

Affordability Percentages Will Increase for 2021
Benefits Buzz
Cold, Flu or COVID-19 Infographic
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – October 14, 2020

 

HR Update
Clint Parry, Focus HR – October 14, 2020

 

Q2_BI_MarketplaceReport_FINAL-Lovitt & Touche
Jennifer Chenault, Lovitt & Touche – October 14, 2020

 

CDC Updates Guidance for Quarantine After An Exposure to COVID-19
News Brief – Trump Signs Executive Orders Aimed at Lowering Drug Prices
Quarantining When Exposed to COVID-19
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – September 9, 2020

 

HR Strategy Series: “Zoom Gloom” and Employee Engagement
Clint Parry, Focus HR – September 9, 2020

 

News Brief – Trump Signs Executive Orders Aimed at Lowering Drug Prices
Supporting Employees Caregiving Responsibilities Post-coronavirus
Your Wellness Matters – Cholesterol Infographic
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – August 12, 2020

 

HR Strategy Series: COVID-19 & Workers’ Compensation
Clint Parry, Focus HR – August 12, 2020

 

Utilizing Staffing Agencies to Reduce Risk
Cara Bobrowitz, SitePro Solutions – July 27, 2020

 

HSA HDHP Limits Increase for 2021
COVID-19’s Impact on HSAs
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – June 10, 2020

 

HR Strategies Series: Recalibrating HR
Clint Parry, Focus HR – June 10, 2020

 

Remote Work Policy
Return to Work Plans Following the COVID-19 Pandemic
Screening Employee Temperatures Upon Return to Work
Covid-19 And Your Workplace Checklist
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – May 13, 2020

 

HR Strategy Series: Getting Back to Business!
Clint Parry, Focus HR – May 13, 2020

 

FFCRA Poster – Nonfederal
FFCRA Poster – Nonfederal SPANISH
Some States Require Insurance Protections Because of COVID-19
Telemedicine and COVID
In The Know – Understanding the Historic $2 Trillion Stimulus Package
Mental Well-being During Quarantine
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – April 8, 2020

 

Coronavirus in the Workplace – Compliance Considerations for Employers
Handwashing steps – CDC poster
No Statute of Limitations Applies for ACA Pay or Play Penalties
Using Workplace Wellness to Improve Retention
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – March 11, 2020

 

HR Strategy Series: Retaining Your Best People
Clint Parry, Focus HR – March 11, 2020

 

Coronavirus
Medicare Part D Disclosures due by Feb. 29, 2020
HHS Issues Proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2021
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – February 12, 2020

 

HR Strategy Series: Leading Millennials!
Clint Parry, Focus HR – February 12, 2020

 

Cadillac Tax and Other Key ACA Taxes Repealed
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – January 8, 2020

 

Talent Acquisition and Retention Woes Continue in 2020
Clint Parry, Focus HR – January 8, 2020

 

IRS Announces Benefit Plan Limits for 2020
ACA 2020 Compliance Checklist
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – November 13, 2019

 

DOL Issues New Salary Limits for Overtime Exemptions
Benefits Bulletin
HR Brief
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – October 9, 2019

 

Parent Attendance at School IEP Meetings May Qualify as FMLA Leave
Benefits Buzz
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – September 11, 2019

 

IRS Expands Preventive Care for HDHPs to Include Chronic Conditions
Proposed Rules Would Require Hospitals to Publish Retail Prices for Health Care Services
Benefits Buzz
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – August 14, 2019

 

Benefits Buzz
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – May 8, 2019

 

Opioids in the Workplace
Opioid Addiction Poster
Benefits Buzz
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – March 13, 2019

 

Supply Trends in Opioid Medications
Benefits Bulletin
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – January 9, 2019

 

CURRENT

TriageNow-Why Add TriageNow to your Work Comp Program?
Tad Jewell, Lovitt & Touche’, Inc. – December 12, 2018

 

AZ COBRA with Pricing
AZ State Continuation Continuation Requirements
Gender Pay Equity Scorecard
HR Brief_December_2018
Physical Exam Acknowledgment Form
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – December 12, 2018

 

COBRA Guidelines for Arizona
Get the Facts-Common Flu Vaccine Myths
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – November 7, 2018

 

Workers Compensation and Employers Liability
Tad Jewell, Lovitt & Touche’, Inc. – October 10, 2018

 

Workplace Wellness Plans ERISA COBRA and HIPAA – Ronstadt
Determining Whether Prescription Drug Coverage Is Creditable – Ronstadt
Live Well, Work Well – September 2018 – Ronstadt
HR Brief – September 2018
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – September 12, 2018

 

Live Well, Work Well
HR Brief: Ageism: Are Your Employees Affected?
News Brief: Heart Drug Recall
Benefits Insights: Health Care-sharing Ministries,
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – August 8, 2018

 

Benefits Insights – 2016 Benefits Trends So Far,
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – August 10, 2016

 

Top 10 Workplace Discrimination Claims,
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – March 2, 2016

 

Public Health-ZIKA Virus,
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – March 2, 2016

 

Federal Courts Will Hear Two New ACA Cases,
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – March 2, 2016

 

Headstart Performance Bond & FAQ,
Mike Specht, Minard-Ames Insurance – February 29, 2016

 

Benefits Bulletin – 1st Quarter 2016,
Jeff Ronstadt, Ronstadt Insurance – February 3, 2016

 

What You Need To Know About Performance Bonds,
Debby Anderson, Minard-Ames Insurance Services LLC/ INSURICA – January 28, 2016

 

Impersonation Fraud- It Could Happen to You!,
Dennis M. Tsonis, CPCU, Lovitt & Touche – January 4, 2016

 

The ABA Insurance, Employee Benefits and Human Resources Reports are a courtesy publication for members of the Arizona Builders Alliance provided by member firms.