Thomson Reuters has unveiled a comprehensive library of state employee benefits statutes, regulations and case law in order to help professionals comply with employee benefits laws.
The Thomson Reuters Checkpoint State Benefits Primary Law Library provides access to primary law for all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, and covers a wide range of topics in employee benefits law to help employers, advisors, attorneys and service providers responsible for administering employer-provided health plans understand and comply with these laws.
“Clients can now access all the state laws and regulations they need to know about in one place to eliminate the burden and cost of searching materials across multiple states and multiple websites,” said Ralph Silberman, project editor/author with the Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting business. “Our expertly-compiled content provides customers with the confidence of compliance when formulating their employment benefit policies.”
The library provides three easy-to-use search templates, allowing users to search individual or multiple jurisdictions by keyword, phrase or citation number to get state-level coverage of numerous topics, such as cafeteria plans, health exchanges, tax withholding, and more. The library also covers state regulation of contract service providers, including third-party administrators, pharmacy benefit managers and insurance navigators. The statutes, regulations and cases can be identified by related topics to facilitate searching across states.
Thomson Reuters Checkpoint has also released a special report, State Laws Impacting Employee Benefit Plans, to help employers and benefits advisors understand the interaction between state and federal laws affecting benefits. The report discusses three areas of frequent state regulation: sick leave and family leave, security breach notification regarding employees’ health information, and third-party administrator (TPA) licensing and registration.