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PERSEVERING THROUGH THE CRISIS

In today’s world of uncertainty, it may be difficult to know where to focus our efforts as we are largely in unprecedented territory.  In recent times, we have not seen the level of threat the coronavirus pandemic presents to public health and economic impact […]
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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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PROPERTY/CASUALTY MARKET REPORT – Q1 2020

The market continued to harden in Q1 2020, according to The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers’ quarterly Commercial Property/Casualty Market Survey. Respondents reported moderate to significant premium pricing […]
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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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NEW APERTURE® CLAIMS IMPACT MODEL PROVIDES A LOOK AT THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON YOUR HEALTH PLAN

Many are searching for ways to understand the financial impact of COVID-19 on their business. The minds behind MJ’s APERTURE, have developed a tool to help provide some answers. […]
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WEATHERING THE STORM TOGETHER

Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 adults aged 18 or older (18.3% or 44.7 million people) reported suffering from a mental health condition in 2016, and one […]
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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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