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OUTBREAK PERIOD – GUIDANCE ON EXTENDED TIMEFRAMES FOR COBRA ELECTIONS & PAYMENTS

Issue Date: October 2021 This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2021-58, which further clarifies how to apply the extended deadlines for COBRA elections and COBRA premium […]
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JOIN US FOR THE NEXT INSPIREYOU WEBINAR

In the midst of the “Great Resignation of 2021,” companies must embrace new ways to attract—and retain—top talent. Pre-pandemic tactics will do longer work, as employees have learned more about themselves and […]
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MLR Rebates

Issue Date: October 5, 2021 Background Included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were new rules that required health insurance companies to disclose certain financial data. This includes the […]
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REACTIONS TO BIDEN’S COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE

President Joe Biden’s administration is blazing ahead with its COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Federal workers and nursing home staff were recently ordered to get vaccinated as a condition of employment. […]
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WHAT PRESIDENT BIDEN’S VACCINE MANDATE MEANS FOR EMPLOYERS

President Joe Biden’s administration is continuing its efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of the deadly coronavirus Delta variant. Recently, the White House ordered all federal […]
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WHY STARTING OPEN ENROLLMENT EARLY IN 2021 IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

The COVID-19 pandemic shook the job market in ways never before seen. For one, it created so much uncertainty that employees who would’ve typically searched for a new job […]
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Transparency Requirements & Surprise Billing – Agency FAQs Offer Several Delays

Issue Date: August 2021 Last week, agency guidance was released as several frequently asked questions (FAQs) clarifying requirements and effective dates set forth in the transparency in coverage final […]
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The Delta Variant and Return-to-Work COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

As the highly contagious and transmissible Delta variant spreads across the United States and the numbers of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations rise, many organizations are taking action to protect […]
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COBRA SUBSIDY EXPIRATION NOTICE

Issue Date: July 2021 It is already time to think about the distribution of the expiration notice for the COBRA subsidy as required by the American Rescue Plan Act […]
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PREVENTION IS KEY

Speaking of keys, not only is Benjamin Franklin famous for the key and kite, but he also coined the phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  While […]
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