The Latest on COVID-related Deadline Extensions for Health Care Benefits

The Latest on COVID-related Deadline Extensions for Health Care Benefits

The DOL issued EBSA Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01. It clarifies the duration of some COVID-19-related deadline extensions to health care benefits plans.
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IRS Issues Final Regs on ICHRAs. Here’s What You Need to Know

The IRS has issued final regs that clarify the application of employer shared responsibility provisions under the ACA. The regs also address ICHRAs.
Hiring and COVID-19: Check References, Resumés Carefully

Hiring and COVID-19: Check References, Resumés Carefully

Although many employers have let go employees during the COVID-19 crisis, others are hiring. If your company needs to fill positions, hire carefully.
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The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) Helps Prevent Surprise Billing

Have you heard much about the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA)? The CAA provides relief to individuals and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
EEOC Guidance Addresses Requiring Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

EEOC Guidance Addresses Requiring Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

Do you run a fully or partially staffed office/facility? You may wonder if you can legally require on-site workers to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
What Is “Transparency” of Health Care Coverage?

What Is “Transparency” of Health Care Coverage?

Many employers pride themselves on transparency about how and with whom they do business. "Transparency,” however, also applies to group health care plans.
COLAs Are Out for 2021’s Popular Fringe Benefits

COLAs Are Out for 2021’s Popular Fringe Benefits

The IRS released 2021 cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for a variety of tax-related limits. These include those related to many popular fringe benefits.
IRS Announces Max Dollar Amount for Excepted Benefit HRAs

IRS Announces Max Dollar Amount for Excepted Benefit HRAs

The IRS has news about HRAs! The 2021 inflation-adjusted max dollar amount for excepted benefit HRAs or other account-based group health plans is here.