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PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER ON PANDEMIC RELIEF

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order and three memorandums to address pandemic relief in response to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. After negotiations for […]
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Compliance Bulletin: HHS Final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2021

On May 7, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) filed its final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2021. This final rule describes benefit and […]
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COMPLIANCE BULLETIN: HSA/HDHP LIMITS INCREASE FOR 2021

On May 20, 2020, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2020-32 to provide the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2021. The […]
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Compliance Alert: Supreme Court Ruling – Contraceptive Exemption

Issue Date: July 9, 2020 After several years of debate, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the HHS final rules allowing for an exemption for employers with a […]
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COMPLIANCE BULLETIN: EEOC UPDATES EMPLOYER GUIDANCE ON CORONAVIRUS AND THE ADA

On June 17, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an additional answer to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about how employers should comply with the Americans with Disabilities […]
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Compliance Alert: Updated PCORI Fees Released

In Notice 2020-44, the IRS provided the adjusted PCORI fees for plan years ending in October 2019 through September 2020. The guidance does not provide for an extension of […]
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COMPLIANCE BULLETIN: Premium Credits Related to COVID-19 – ERISA Fiduciary Rules

The COVID-19 pandemic has  significantly decreased health care utilization, as health care providers and patients have canceled appointments and postponed elective procedures. Because employees are not using their insurance […]
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LEGAL UPDATE: DOL Issues Updated Model COBRA Notices and New FAQs

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued new model notices for group health plan administrators to use to comply with COBRA notification requirements, the agency announced on May […]
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PPP GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYEES REFUSING TO RETURN TO WORK

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued new guidance regarding the Payment Protection Program (PPP), established to offset the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Small businesses can request […]
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LEGAL UPDATE: IRS Provides More Options for Unused Funds in Health FSAs and DCAPs

On May 12, 2020, the IRS announced more options with respect to unused amounts in health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs). These options allow […]
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