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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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What OSHA Could Look Like under a Biden Administration

In light of the U.S. presidential election results, workplace health and safety experts have begun speculating on the possible changes that President-elect Joe Biden could make to existing practices […]
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HEALTH FSA LIMIT WILL REMAIN THE SAME FOR 2021

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a dollar limit on employees’ salary reduction contributions to health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) offered under cafeteria plans. This dollar limit is indexed […]
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Draft Instructions for 2020 ACA Reporting Released

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released draft 2020 instructions related to forms for reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056. Draft forms for this reporting were […]
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Affordable Care Act: 2021 Compliance Checklist

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made a number of significant changes to group health plans since the law was enacted in 2010. Since that time, a number of […]
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OSHA Clarifies COVID-19 Reporting Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published two additional answers to its list of COVID-19 frequently asked questions (FAQs). The new answers clarify when employers must report […]
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