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Compliance Alert: Supreme Court Ruling – Contraceptive Exemption

Issue Date: July 9, 2020 After several years of debate, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the HHS final rules allowing for an exemption for employers with a […]
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COMPLIANCE BULLETIN: EEOC UPDATES EMPLOYER GUIDANCE ON CORONAVIRUS AND THE ADA

On June 17, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an additional answer to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about how employers should comply with the Americans with Disabilities […]
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Compliance Alert: Updated PCORI Fees Released

In Notice 2020-44, the IRS provided the adjusted PCORI fees for plan years ending in October 2019 through September 2020. The guidance does not provide for an extension of […]
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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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MORE PREVALENT THAN CANCER, HEART DISEASE OR DIABETES: WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH?

It’s important to ask. How are your employees doing? Not with regard to job performance, but with regard to their mental health. Many employers fear that is too personal […]
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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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