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COBRA SUBSIDY – UPDATED FORM 941

Issue Date: July 2021 Form 941, the employer’s quarterly federal tax return, has been updated to allow employers to claim a credit for any COBRA subsidies provided to assistance […]
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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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New DOL Outbreak Period and Extended Time Frames Guidance

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued new guidance regarding notice and disclosure timeframe relief for employee benefit plans and plan participants due to COVID-19.  EBSA Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01 (The Joint Notice) clarifies that the deadline for extended timeframes, such as a COBRA […]
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OSHA Issues Proposed Rule Updating the Hazard Communication Standard

On Feb. 5, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  released a proposed rule to update its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align it with the Globally Harmonized […]
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OSHA Issues Mitigation and Prevention Guidance for COVID-19

On Jan. 29, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. The guidance applies to employers […]
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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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PRESIDENT BIDEN ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER ON PROTECTING WORKER HEALTH AND SAFETY

On Jan. 21, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order on the health and safety of workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The order directs the Department of Labor (DOL) […]
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