Webinar: Considerations for Employers Handling COVID Vaccine Mandates

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Sep 23, 2021 @ 11:09 AM

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
2:00 p.m. Eastern

President Biden’s administration recently announced its Path Out of the Pandemic action plan. The action plan calls for employers with 100 or more employees to require employees to be vaccinated or submit to weekly tests, as well as requiring vaccinations for federal employees, contractors, and hospitals receiving federal financial assistance.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Learning Events, COVID-19

Six Employer Questions to Answer Before Imposing a Surcharge on Unvaccinated Workers

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Sep 7, 2021 @ 09:09 AM

Many employers are struggling to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates among their workforce, concerned not only about both the safety of the workforce but also the costs of COVID-19 treatment that could be avoided through vaccination.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Engagement, COVID-19

Compliance Recap - July 2021

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Aug 4, 2021 @ 10:08 AM

 

July 2021 was a quiet month in the benefits industry, largely due to the summer vacation season and the July 4th Independence Day holiday. Importantly, however, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury, along with the Office of Personnel Management, issued an interim final rule (IFR).

 

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, COVID-19

Webinar: The No Surprises Act Interim Final Rules

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Jul 29, 2021 @ 11:07 AM

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
2:00 p.m. Eastern

On July 1, 2021, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury, along with the Office of Personnel Management (collectively, the “Departments”), issued an interim final rule (IFR) to explain provisions of the No Surprises Act (the Act) that passed as part of sweeping COVID-19 relief legislation signed in December 2020.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, COVID-19

No Surprise Billing Interim Final Regulations - Part 1

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Jul 27, 2021 @ 09:07 AM

On July 1, 2021, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury, along with the Office of Personnel Management (collectively, the Departments), issued an interim final rule (IFR) to explain provisions of the No Surprises Act (the Act) that passed as part of sweeping COVID-19 relief legislation signed in December 2020.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits, COVID-19

Webinar: Legal Considerations in Safely Returning to Work

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Jun 29, 2021 @ 09:06 AM

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
2:00 p.m. Eastern

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in workplace closures for over a year. Due to the increase in vaccinations and declining infection rates, many states are lifting stay-at-home and business closure mandates so that the country can return to business as usual. To assist employers in office re-opening, this webinar will address the following issues:

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Learning Events, COVID-19

Compliance Recap - May 2021

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Jun 9, 2021 @ 10:06 AM

May 2021 was a somewhat busy month in the benefits industry. The absence of a significant amount of agency guidance during the summer months is to be expected. However, the IRS finally issued guidance on the temporary 100% COBRA subsidy mandated by the American Plan Rescue Act of 2021, following guidance issued by the DOL.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, COVID-19

IRS Guidance on Reduction in Hours for COBRA Subsidy Eligibility

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Jun 1, 2021 @ 09:06 AM

The IRS recently issued IRS Notice 2021-31 in the form of FAQs, which provides extensive guidance on the COBRA subsidy under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, COVID-19

Webinar: Complicated Issues Under the COBRA Subsidy Rules

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, May 25, 2021 @ 09:05 AM

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
2:00 p.m. Eastern

On May 18, 2021, the IRS issued IRS Notice 2021-31 in the form of FAQs, which provides extensive guidance on the COBRA subsidy under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, COVID-19

IRS Guidance on Involuntary Termination for COBRA Subsidy Eligibility

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, May 21, 2021 @ 11:05 AM

On May 18, 2021, the IRS issued IRS Notice 2021-31 in the form of FAQs, which provides extensive guidance on the COBRA subsidy under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, COVID-19