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Summary of the 2021 Employer Health Benefits Annual Survey

Each year, the Kaiser Family Foundation conducts a survey to examine employer-sponsored health benefits trends. This document summarizes the main points of the 2021 survey and suggests how they […]
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OSHA Suspends implementation and enforcement of the vaccination and testing ets

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published on their website on Nov. 16, 2021, that the COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS) is being put on […]
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Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Extends Stay of OSHA ETS

On Nov. 12, 2021, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (the Court) extended the stay it ordered for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine and testing emergency […]
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Federal Court Blocks OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS

On Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, the fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a temporary stay on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on […]
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OSHA Releases Vaccination and Testing ETS

On Nov. 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a federal emergency temporary standard (ETS) to address the grave danger of COVID-19 infection in the workplace. […]
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OUTBREAK PERIOD – GUIDANCE ON EXTENDED TIMEFRAMES FOR COBRA ELECTIONS & PAYMENTS

Issue Date: October 2021 This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2021-58, which further clarifies how to apply the extended deadlines for COBRA elections and COBRA premium […]
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EMPLOYEE TAKEAWAYS FOR PRESIDENT BIDEN’S COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE

Many health experts and business leaders agree that vaccination is likely the most effective way to limit the spread of COVID-19 and maintain uninterrupted operations. While more than 175 […]
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MLR Rebates

Issue Date: October 5, 2021 Background Included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were new rules that required health insurance companies to disclose certain financial data. This includes the […]
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REACTIONS TO BIDEN’S COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE

President Joe Biden’s administration is blazing ahead with its COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Federal workers and nursing home staff were recently ordered to get vaccinated as a condition of employment. […]
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A LOVE FOR PROBLEM SOLVING AND INNOVATION MADE THE PERFECT MATCH

It was “career love at first sight.” Jessaca Latteier was all about health risk management, having worked as a consultant, as well as for a large corporation managing onsite […]
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