Benefits Snapshot - 9/19

Written by Allison Loehman | September 19, 2017

New I-9 Form | Disaster Response | Enrollment Communications

Every day on our LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook pages, we share need-to-know industry information for benefits pros. If you haven't joined the experts who follow us, here are the top stories from around the web:

  • USCIS published a new I-9 Form back in July, which employers need to start using as of Monday, September 18. The new expiration date for the forms is August 31, 2019. All other rules surrounding the forms, such as storage and retention, are the same.
  • Earlier this year, AARP brought a lawsuit against the EEOC. The case alleged there was no basis to the agency's 30% of premium limit on incentives, and a court agreed. This doesn't necessarily mean the limit will change; the EEOC will need to either show their reasoning for the 30% limit or select a new limit and provide an explanation for the change.
  • Many employers are still rebuilding following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. After a natural disaster, it can be difficult to know where to start with a response plan. EBN put together a resource for affected employers with advice from across the industry.
  • The right voluntary benefits can be powerful recruitment and retention tools - but only if employees understand what their employer is offering and enroll. We created our State of the Workplace guide to help employers understand how to communicate the right benefits to their diverse, multigenerational workforce.

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Topics: For Employers