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IRS POSTS FAQS ON ARP TAX CREDITS FOR PAID SICK AND FAMILY LEAVE

On June 11, 2021, the IRS released new FAQs about tax credits for eligible employers who voluntarily provide paid employee leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). […]
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Compliance Alert: IRS Provides Clarification for DCAPS in 2021 and 2022

Issue Date: May 2021 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2021-26 clarifying what amounts may be reimbursed under a dependent care assistance program (DCAP) on a tax-favored basis […]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR RELEASES COBRA SUBSIDY WEBSITE AND MODEL NOTICES

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released model notices and a COBRA subsidy information website related to the COBRA subsidy that was passed as part of the American Rescue […]
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Significant Employee Benefit Changes Contained in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

Congress passed the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). The bill includes significant employee benefits related provisions including a federal subsidy that […]
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EXCHANGE SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PROVIDED DUE TO COVID-19

On Jan. 28, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new special enrollment period (SEP) due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic through Exchanges using the […]
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HERE COMES THE VACCINE AND NEW HEALTHCARE POLICIES…IS YOUR COMPANY PREPARED?

With a new President comes a new approach, new priorities, new agenda and new policies. Following Joe Biden’s January 20th inauguration, we anticipate a quick move toward significant policy […]
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Significant Benefits Issues in New COVID-19 Relief Legislation

The COVID-19 relief bill recently passed by Congress contains several important employee benefit-related provisions, including restrictions on “surprise medical bills,” new plan and health cost reporting rules, and additional […]
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Understanding the $900B Stimulus Package

On Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, Congress passed an emergency stimulus package designed to deliver approximately $900 billion in COVID-19-related aid. The bill, which was part of a $1.4 trillion […]
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How a Biden Administration Might Impact HR and the Workplace

Each presidential transition brings changes to the HR landscape. When President Donald Trump took office in 2016, he overturned or revised many of his predecessor’s federal regulations, a common […]
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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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