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LEGAL UPDATE: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSES CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 14, 2020. President Trump […]
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CORONAVIRUS AND ITS IMPACT ON YOUR BUSINESS

The overall financial impact of COVID-19 continues to be a significant area of concern and uncertainty for businesses across the globe. While the long-term implications of the coronavirus remain […]
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CORONAVIRUS AND THE WORKPLACE

As the number of reported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise, employers are increasingly confronted with the possibility of an outbreak in the workplace. Employers are […]
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Protecting Workers from Coronavirus

As concerns about the COVID-19 continue to rise, many employers are left to wondering what they can do to protect their workforce. This Risk Insights will examine what coronavirus […]
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Legal Update: DOL Releases New Model Employer CHIP Notice

The Department of Labor (DOL), through its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), has released a new model Employer CHIP Notice with information current as of Jan. 31, 2020. As […]
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U.S. SUPREME COURT WILL HEAR CHALLENGE TO THE ACA

On March 2, 2020, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case involved is Texas v. Azar, a […]
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Legal Update: Two New Model COBRA Notices Available from the DOL

The Department of Labor (DOL), through its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), has released updated versions of its model COBRA General Notice and model COBRA Election Notice, both with […]
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NO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS APPLIES FOR ACA PAY OR PLAY PENALTIES

On Feb. 21, 2020, the IRS Office of Chief Counsel released a memorandum clarifying that there is no applicable statute of limitations on pay or play penalty assessments under […]
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The State of the Union Address and the Employee Benefits Market

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, President Donald Trump delivered the 2020 State of the Union Address (SOTU). The SOTU is an annual message delivered by the president to a […]
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Compliance Update: House & Senate Pass Spending Bill That Would Repeal Some ACA Taxes

The Federal Spending Bill has now passed both the House and the Senate. The next step is the President to sign it into law, which he is expected to do. In […]
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