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Protecting Your Business During Civil Unrest

Civil unrest can create unique challenges for businesses. Specifically, business owners face the risk of vandalism, stolen or damaged goods and extensive property damage. With this in mind, it’s […]
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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: OSHA Updates Coronavirus Safety Enforcement Policies

On May 19, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the following revised policies for enforcing OSHA’s requirements with respect to coronavirus: Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan. […]
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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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COMPLIANCE UPDATE: Agency Guidance – National Emergency Extended Time Frames

The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Treasury (IRS) jointly issued a final rule extending several specific notice time frames applicable under HIPAA, COBRA, and ERISA. The […]
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Compliance Bulletin: EEOC UPDATES EMPLOYER GUIDANCE ON CORONAVIRUS AND THE ADA

On April 23, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued additional answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about how employers should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act […]
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Compliance Bulletin: Updating Health Plans for Coronavirus Changes

Employers may be considering changes to their group health plans in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In some cases, health insurance issuers for fully insured plans may be […]
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