What’s Trending: The Top 10 of 2019

As we wrap up the year, we’re taking a look back at our Word on Benefits top posts of 2019. A lot has happened in the employee benefits industry this year! Here’s a list of our most popular stories of 2019.

And a special thanks to all our loyal readers! We’re excited to bring you even more great content in 2020!

What's Trending: The Top 10 of 2019

Here’s what your peers were reading this past year:


9 Questions Parents Are Asking About the Age 26 Mandate

9 Questions Parents Are Asking About the Age 26 Mandate

A dependent turning 26 can raise all sorts of questions for an employee. This post gets you ready for their most common questions.


Yes, Employers Still Need to File Forms 1094 and 1095

Yes, Employers Still Need to File Forms 1094 and 1095

ACA is still law, and employers must comply with its provisions, including filing forms 1094 and 1095. Here are the IRS deadlines for 2020.


Fewer spouses covered on employee benefit plans

Trending: Fewer Spouses Covered on Employee Benefit Plans

Employers seeking cost savings are implementing spousal carve-outs and surcharges. Here’s what you need to know about the growing trend.


10 Questions Employees Are Asking in 2019 About ACA 1095 Form

10 Questions Employees Are Asking in 2019 About ACA 1095s

Although employees have received 1095s for several years, many still have questions. This post’s answers can help relieve the confusion.


How COBRA Interacts with HSAs, HRAs and FSAs

How COBRA Interacts With HSAs, HRAs and FSAs

COBRA interaction with account-based plans can be complex. Check out these FAQs about how COBRA interacts with HSAs, HRAs and FSAs.


The HRA Final Rule Is Here

The HRA Final Rule Is Here

On June 13, 2019, a final rule was issued to expand the flexibility and use of HRAs. This three-part series explains what employers need to know about ICHRAs, Excepted Benefit HRAs, and how ICHRAs can satisfy the employer mandate and nondiscrimination rules.


Update on the Butch Lewis Act

Update on the Butch Lewis Act

Multiemployer pension plan developments made headlines throughout 2019. Many of you were watching the Butch Lewis Act and the Proposed Multiemployer Pension Recapitalization and Reform Plan.


The Pros and Cons of Self-Funded Health Plans

The Pros and Cons of Self-Funded Health Plans

Wondering if self-funding might be right for your organization? This post lays out the pros and cons to consider.


Trends in PTO and Vacation Offerings: Just in Time for Summer

New data from the Foundation shows what workers across the U.S. could expect for vacation and PTO benefits.


3 Types of Retirement Plan Fiduciaries You Must Know

3 Types of Fiduciaries You Must Know

Wondering about the different types of fiduciaries? This post has got you covered.


Want to take an even deeper dive into the year’s top stories? Here are ten more popular Word on Benefits posts:

Brenda Hofmann
Communications Manager at the International Foundation

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