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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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MARKET CONDITIONS AND COVID-19 LED TO CONTINUED PRICE INCREASES IN Q1 2021, ACCORDING TO CIAB MARKET SURVEY

Q1 2021 was the 14th consecutive quarter of increased premiums, with respondents reporting an average increase of 10% across all-sized accounts. As with previous quarters, premiums increased the most […]
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“THE WAY WE WORK: THE FUTURE OF THE AMERICAN WORKPLACE”  The workplace has changed – and will remain changed – because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most businesses are now planning […]
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CONSIDERATIONS FOR RETURNING TO WORK AMID COVID-19

If you’re going back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have some questions and concerns. This article compiles guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]
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President Biden Expects U.S. To Have Enough Vaccines for Every Adult by End of May

In a recent White House briefing, President Joe Biden said he expects the United States will have enough COVID-19 vaccines for all adults by the end of May 2021. […]
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FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed in the United States for use […]
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MARKET CONDITIONS AND COVID-19 CONTINUED TO IMPACT ALL LINES OF BUSINESS IN Q4 2020, ACCORDING TO CIAB MARKET SURVEY

The following are key takeaways from The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers’ Commercial Property/Casualty Market Report Q4 2020 (October 1 – December 31): Q4 2020 was the 13th […]
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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 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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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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