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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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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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Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage Requirements

On Nov. 6, 2020, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury (Departments) published an interim final rule requiring Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers […]
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MARKET CONDITIONS ACCELERATED BY COVID-19 LED TO PRICING INCREASES FOR P/C LINES IN Q3 2020, ACCORDING TO CIAB MARKET SURVEY

WASHINGTON, D.C. — November 16, 2020 — The market continued to harden into Q3 2020, according to results from The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers’ quarterly Commercial Property/Casualty Market […]
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THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON EMPLOYER MEDICAL PLANS

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented countless new challenges for businesses—and one of the biggest is understanding how it affects employer medical plans. If you’re a business owner, chances are […]
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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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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE RISING THREAT OF CYBERATTACKS

2020 has changed the way we use technology forever – from attending Zoom social gatherings to adjusting to new virtual work-from-home environments. So how does our increased use of […]
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Unemployment Scams

The presence of unemployment-related scams has grown in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Current unemployment scams include both fraudulent claims and unemployment-related phishing attempts. As many employers […]
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