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Final Rule on Health Care Transparency Issued

On Oct. 29, 2020, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury (Departments) issued a final rule regarding transparency in coverage that imposes new […]
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What OSHA Could Look Like under a Biden Administration

In light of the U.S. presidential election results, workplace health and safety experts have begun speculating on the possible changes that President-elect Joe Biden could make to existing practices […]
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HEALTH FSA LIMIT WILL REMAIN THE SAME FOR 2021

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a dollar limit on employees’ salary reduction contributions to health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) offered under cafeteria plans. This dollar limit is indexed […]
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Draft Instructions for 2020 ACA Reporting Released

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released draft 2020 instructions related to forms for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056. Draft forms for this reporting were […]
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Affordable Care Act: 2021 Compliance Checklist

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made a number of significant changes to group health plans since the law was enacted in 2010. Since that time, a number of […]
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OSHA Clarifies COVID-19 Reporting Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published two additional answers to its list of COVID-19 frequently asked questions (FAQs). The new answers clarify when employers must report […]
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Managing in Times of Social Unrest

Social injustices, civil rights and discrimination issues affect all employers and employees across the country. Numerous recent events have led to unrest, which has permeated all areas of society, […]
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How to Support Employee Behavioral Health During the Pandemic

Fear, worry and stress are normal responses to perceived or real threats, or when faced with uncertainty. Understandably so, it is normal that people are experiencing worry or stress […]
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Exchange Notice Requirement for Employers

Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, individuals and small businesses have access to insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) Health Insurance Exchanges, which are also known as Marketplaces. The […]
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Annual CHIP Notice for Health Plans

The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) permits states to offer eligible low-income children and their families a premium assistance subsidy to help pay for employer-sponsored […]
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